Me & My Car: Fond family memories, children forbids Land Rover Discovery owner from selling it

Mr James Lee, with his wife Sung, paid $86,000 in 1999 for the Land Rover Discovery, a first-generation model which may be the only unit left in Singapore.
Mr James Lee, with his wife Sung, paid $86,000 in 1999 for the Land Rover Discovery, a first-generation model which may be the only unit left in Singapore.PHOTO: JEREMY CHUA
PHOTO: COURTESY OF JAMES LEE

James Lee's children are so attached to his Land Rover Discovery that they forbid him from selling it

Older folks, especially those over 50, often say that the younger generation has a "throwaway" mentality - quick to replace old things with shiny new ones.

Mr James Lee says his four children are the exact opposite. The 55-year-old labour dispute mediator has three daughters and a son, aged 19 to 23.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 04, 2019, with the headline 'Fond family memories'. Print Edition | Subscribe