Writer Of The Week

Mr Lim and his wife Ng Mui Chuan. He first wrote to the Forum in 1979, and focuses on many topics, particularly on personal problems that many Singaporeans may be facing.
Mr Lim and his wife Ng Mui Chuan. He first wrote to the Forum in 1979, and focuses on many topics, particularly on personal problems that many Singaporeans may be facing.PHOTO: COURTESY OF LIM FAH KIONG

Who: Lim Fah Kiong, 70, retired from Singapore Post.

My family: Married to Ng Mui Chuan, 64, no children.

My home: Five-room flat in Bishan.

My passions: Badminton, chess, swimming, jogging, aquarium fish, plants, doing community work, reading The Straits Times.

I first started writing to the Forum page...: In 1979, on a club swimming pool's water being comparable to the filthy water of the Singapore River.

What I write about: On any topic, for example, confidentiality of credit-card particulars assured by banks, car parking, dental and medical services, replacing large, older HDB cisterns to save water, the Lemon Law, relaxing rules on the use of dialects in TV shows for the elderly, travel advertisements with hidden costs, advertising sticker nuisance, and on financial difficulties and stress for lone caregivers looking after their loved ones at home.

Why I write: To share and raise awareness on personal problems which other Singaporeans might also similarly experience, and to comment and give suggestions on other current issues reported in The Straits Times.

I read the Forum page because: There are interesting and different views expressed on local issues or happenings.

My wish for Singapore: Continued racial harmony, the tightening of national security to give Singaporeans and tourists peace of mind, and even more greenery in the Garden City for the young and seniors to enjoy. Also, that families - parents, siblings, spouses, children and relatives - strengthen their bonds and are supportive in caring for each other.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 30, 2016, with the headline 'Writer Of The Week'. Print Edition | Subscribe