Look who has stolen Sylvia Lim's heart

Singapore MP and Workers' Party chairman Sylvia Lim and her boyfriend, former national football player Quah Kim Song. Workers' Party (WP) chairman Sylvia Lim and former soccer hero Quah Kim Song are a couple. -- PHOTO: SYLVIA LIM
Singapore MP and Workers' Party chairman Sylvia Lim and her boyfriend, former national football player Quah Kim Song. Workers' Party (WP) chairman Sylvia Lim and former soccer hero Quah Kim Song are a couple. -- PHOTO: SYLVIA LIM

Workers' Party (WP) chairman Sylvia Lim and former soccer hero Quah Kim Song are a couple.

Ms Lim and Mr Quah - known for his fancy footwork as Singapore's star striker in his Malaysia Cup heyday - confirmed on Saturday that they have been dating for about six months.

Ms Lim, 48 and single, told The Sunday Times that some mutual friends had coaxed Mr Quah to sing at the WP's variety show, Bricks In Blue, in January. "We became close after that," she said, via email .

The former football star, 61, not only sang Simon and Garfunkel's El Condor Pasa at the concert but also danced with Ms Lim on stage.

Asked what they shared in common, she said: "We enjoy our food, drinks, music and sports."

Asked how he feels about dating one of Singapore's most prominent women politicians, Mr Quah said: "I know her as Sylvia Lim, and not Sylvia Lim, chairman of WP. We are enjoying our time together and hope to be together for a long time."