A Yoga and Travel Enthusiast
Zodiac sign : a tame animal (Make a guess)
Occupation : Journalist
Marital status : single
Hobbies : yoga and travel
If you watch Chinese TV news closely, you may have seen the Chinese characters林丽平 shown on TV frequently. She is none other than Ms Lim Li Peng, a council member of Tung Ann District Guild. Being bilingual in English and Chinese, Ms Lim is presently the anchor editor of Mediacorp Chinese News, covering news for Channel 8 and Channel U.
In the early 1990s, Ms Lim, a reporter covering the Chinese community beat, was introduced to the Guild by its then Honorary Secretary Mr Tan Hin Teng. She later became a member of the Guild. In 2001, Ms Lim was elected as a council member, heading the Leisure Section.
Back in 2000, Ms Lim went on the Root Searching Trip to China where she found out more about her ancestral home town Tung Ann. Since then, she has been spending a great deal of time on the Guild’s matter, in particular, gathering information on Tung Ann. Those information was subsequently used for the launch of the Guild’s website. In 2003, Ms Lim was elected as the Sub-Head of the Youth Section. It was with such a position that she was able to get in touch with youngsters from the Guild. Ms Lim has since organized activities popular with the youth and has gained recognition from fellow members.
About 7 to 8 years ago, Ms Lim who had learned Chinese dance started to appreciate yoga. Yoga with a history of 5000 years has its origin from India. The word ‘yoga’ means ‘combine’. It combines the studies of Philosophy and Sports. It also focuses on mind controlling. For Ms Lim, she practices yoga to de-stress. With the years of practice, Ms Lim is able to maintain a good posture while sustain a peaceful mind. ‘The good thing about yoga is you don’t compete with others, you challenge yourself, you control yourself. Such a philosophy also applies to our everyday life.’, she said.
Besides spending her time with the Guild and practicing yoga, Ms Lim loves traveling. She often travels with her mum. When she is not traveling with her mum, she would travel with her friends. She would usually choose the lesser-travelled paths as she likes unspoilt natural settings. With such a preference, it is not surprising she has had some thrilling encounters. On one occasion, when she was travelling on a public bus in China, she realized her waist pouch was being zipped open. She raised her head and found a man in front of her. ‘What are you trying to do?’ she shouted fiercely. The man who was the pickpocket was shocked and quickly alighted the bus. On another occasion, Ms Lim who was trekking a mountain with a few friends, met a friendly and helpful guy but he turned out to be someone with ill intention. Luckily Ms Lim and her friends found out early enough to avoid being conned. So to those travel bugs out there, Ms Lim has this advice : be careful and observant when traveling.
Written by : Xu Hong
English Translation by : Lim Li Peng