Writer Of The Week

Mr Tan is passionate about football. He hopes that Singapore will have a vibrant sports culture and that citizens will proudly support the nation at all sports events.
Mr Tan is passionate about football. He hopes that Singapore will have a vibrant sports culture and that citizens will proudly support the nation at all sports events.PHOTO: COURTESY OF TAN HWEE HENG

Who: Tan Hwee Heng, 41, a sales manager for a technology company.

My family: Married, with no children.

My home: A five-room flat in Geylang Bahru.

My passions: Football is my passion; I coach young children in football on weekends.

I also enjoy reading and writing about financial issues, such as the Central Provident Fund and retirement.

I started writing to the Forum page...: In 2012.

What I write about: Financial policies and football.

I used to work in the financial advisory services sector, and was a lecturer as well, so I am familiar with financial subjects.

Why I write: So that people can rally to the same cause, or gain some insights into alternative viewpoints or options.

I read the Forum page because...: It shows that people do care. It is also where readers can gain further insights into government policies.

My wish for Singapore: That we have a vibrant sports culture in Singapore, supported by the private sector, as well as the people and Government.

I also hope that our people will wear the Singapore jersey proudly at all Singapore sports events.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 17, 2016, with the headline 'Writer Of The Week'. Print Edition | Subscribe