Generation Grit: Entrepreneur forges her own way in life

Ms Azurah Khalid was badly hurt in a car crash when she was a teenager. The incident changed her perception of life, prompting her to pursue her passions in rugby and silat wholeheartedly, and to create a create positive impact in whatever she does.
Ms Azurah Khalid at a rugby training session at Turf City last week. She has represented Singapore often in international women's rugby competitions, after recovering from a broken leg suffered during her first rugby game.
Ms Azurah Khalid at a rugby training session at Turf City last week. She has represented Singapore often in international women's rugby competitions, after recovering from a broken leg suffered during her first rugby game.ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

Since a near-death car crash at age 15, Ms Azurah Khalid has been unafraid to take the path less trodden. She chose not to go to polytechnic despite making the grade. Instead, she set up an eco-friendly cafe and pursued her two loves: rugby and silat. This is the latest in a series on millennials who inspire us.

The last thing Ms Azurah Khalid remembered before the crash was her mother screaming her father's name.

Then everything went black.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 01, 2019, with the headline 'Entrepreneur forges her own way in life '. Print Edition | Subscribe