Writer Of The Week

Mr Lim with his wife, Madam Grace Diana Koh, in Darwin, Australia, last month. The retiree writes about government policies and matters that affect the lives of Singaporeans.
Mr Lim with his wife, Madam Grace Diana Koh, in Darwin, Australia, last month. The retiree writes about government policies and matters that affect the lives of Singaporeans.PHOTO: COURTESY OF RONNIE LIM AH BEE

Who: Ronnie Lim Ah Bee, 71, retired as a senior education officer in 2004.

After retirement, I worked on a contract basis at various organisations to keep myself occupied and active. Now, I take care of my grandchildren.

My family: Married to a housewife, Madam Grace Diana Koh, 62, with a son, 35, daughter, 38, granddaughter, four, and grandson, eight months.

My home: A condominium in the west.

My passions: Trekking and walking in nature parks (MacRitchie Reservoir Park is like a second home), travelling, gardening, reading and writing.

I first started writing to the Forum page...: In the early 1980s.

What I write about: Government policies and public-related matters that affect our lives.

Why I write: To air views from the ground on issues affecting us.

I read the Forum page because...: It offers varied opinions from all walks of life, from those on the ground to policymakers.

My wish for Singapore: That the Government and the people work in synergy to make Singapore a better place to live in, not only for us but also for future generations.

To always remember that there is no place like home.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 28, 2016, with the headline 'Writer Of The Week'. Print Edition | Subscribe