Adrian Sim Tian Hock, 43
Family: Married with twin boys aged eight
Education: Bachelor's degree in business administration from La Trobe University, Australia
Hobbies: Cycling regularly with a group of friends.
I also enjoy fishing, and sometimes my sons accompany me. I enjoy photography too. I find it amazing that things can look so differentwhen seen from another perspective.
I want to play a more active role in helping the less privileged and the elderly. I come from a low-income household.
I started selling newspapers and ondeh ondeh before I was 10, to lighten my parents' burden.
I've lived through such circumstances, and I understand how helpless the poor can feel.
I'm glad to have received support from people, such as my relatives.
Now that I'm a father, I want to be a role model to my children and help them understand that it is important to give back to society.
I want to create a more caring and compassionate Singapore for them.
So that there will be more alternate voices in Parliament, that will help make policy formulation more balanced.
What issues will you focus on?
Easier, and more accessible assistance for the less privileged; financial support for the needy; and relooking the structure of the education system, in particular the Primary School Leaving Examination.
Favourite spot in Singapore?
Hougang, because that is where home is.