Merdeka Generation: 67, and turning lives around in the boxing ring


While the pioneer leaders were the architects of Singapore, everyday heroes helped build society here. This is another story of our Merdeka Generation, those born in the 1950s who lived and persevered through a tumultuous period.

At the top of a hill nestled in Bukit Batok Nature Park sits an open-air muay thai gym that has been there for more than 30 years.

Mr Yeo Lye Huat, who set up the Hilltop Muaythai gym, still packs a significant amount of force in his kicks, for a 67-year-old.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 21, 2019, with the headline '67, and turning lives around in the boxing ring'. Print Edition | Subscribe