Me And My Car

She has been driving for 65 years

Madam Merry Poh likes the Suzuki Swift for its ample rear storage space and because it is easy to manoeuvre.
Madam Merry Poh likes the Suzuki Swift for its ample rear storage space and because it is easy to manoeuvre.PHOTO: TONY TAN

Merry Poh, who obtained her licence in 1954, drives a Swift, the fourth Suzuki she has owned

Retired school principal Merry Poh, who turns 84 this October, has been driving for 65 years.

Madam Poh, a mother of three, has always had a car as it helps her stay independent. However, she almost did not buy her current one, a brand-new Suzuki Swift 1.0.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 24, 2019, with the headline 'She has been driving for 65 years'. Print Edition | Subscribe