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He served with the Singapore Police Force during his National Service and protected the country then. Now, he protects both Singapore and the world through sustainability efforts!

Here are 5 fun facts about him that Frontline found out!

What do you do to relax when you’re not working?

Other than managing my teenage daughter and three-year-old kid, I read a lot, especially on historic events, either on a couch at home or at a café. I also watch a lot of cultural documentaries on YouTube.

Where is your favourite hang-out place?

Usually at a place where there is less human traffic, like a park, or at a café during off-peak hours. These places allow me to process my thoughts with the least distraction.

What type of holiday do you like?

I like to travel to places where culture can be experienced without tour guides. I find culture such as the traditions, food and local practices very interesting.

Is there anyone or a place that has particularly inspired you? Why does it inspire you?

I recall visiting this orphanage school in southern Thailand in 2012 as they wanted some pro-bono solar energy installation. I saw how those orphans were being trained by the school to survive on their own. They grew their own food, fed their own farm wildlife, made their own apparel/shoes, and utility items from natural resources. To me, this speaks volumes about sustainability and a co-existence with the environment.

What is the one thing that you can’t do without?

Good health. My health suffered when I did a lot of entertaining including drinking and smoking during my work stint in China. I’ve quit these habits and adopted a more healthy lifestyle.