Identical twins and their almost inseparable journey from PSLE to PhD

Identical twin brothers Lim Xin Xiang and Lim Xin Shan will graduate with their PhDs at the same ceremony on July 13, 2018.
Identical twin brothers Lim Xin Xiang and Lim Xin Shan will graduate with their PhDs at the same ceremony on July 13, 2018.ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG
Identical twin brothers Lim Xin Xiang and Lim Xin Shan will graduate with their PhDs at the same ceremony on July 13, 2018.
Identical twin brothers Lim Xin Xiang and Lim Xin Shan will graduate with their PhDs at the same ceremony on July 13, 2018.ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG
Identical twin brothers Lim Xin Xiang (left) and Lim Xin Shan at about four months old.
Identical twin brothers Lim Xin Xiang (left) and Lim Xin Shan at about four months old.PHOTO: COURTESY OF THE LIM FAMILY
Lim Xin Shan (left) and Lim XinXiang, aged about four years old. The brothers are similar in so many ways that even their parents would get confused at times.
Lim Xin Shan (left) and Lim XinXiang, aged about four years old. The brothers are similar in so many ways that even their parents would get confused at times.PHOTO: COURTESY OF THE LIM FAMILY

SINGAPORE - Not only do the Lim twins Xin Shan and Xin Xiang look identical, they also appear to be inseparable.

The 30-year-olds attended the same schools for nearly 20 years, including all six years as classmates at Xinmin Primary School. The brothers also spent two years at Nanyang Junior College and another eight years as coursemates - first as undergraduates and later as doctoral students - at the National University of Singapore (NUS).

TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE

Thank you for reading The Straits Times

You have reached one of our Premium stories. To continue reading, get access now or log in if you are a subscriber.

What is Premium?