Silat world champion and athlete
I’m always seeking to bring back the gold for Singapore.
Tell us your story, how did you get here?
I’ve been in silat for the longest time. I was born into the sport. My father brought me to his silat classes when I was very young. I joined the national team at nine years old, and I’ve been practicing since then.
What impact have you made in Singapore?
I’ve had the honour to represent Singapore numerous times. I’ve participated in major games such as the World Championships, SEA Games and Asian Games. I became a World Champion in 2018 and bagged a silver medal in the Asian Games earlier that year.
I’ve mentored and helped the younger ones who strive to be champions. I also co-started a charity drive during the start of the pandemic where we raised money for families who were greatly affected by the Covid-19 situation.
What does 2022 look like for you?
It’s a fresh year for me as I’m finally getting back into competitions. I’m taking this year as a new start, after a long break and adapting to the new rules that just got implemented in my sport. At the same time, I’m always seeking to bring back the gold for Singapore.
What do you love most about Singapore?
I love Singapore because of its multiculturalism, cleanliness and security. Also, I love the food – there’s a whole array of choices and it all tastes so good!
What do you love most about your sport?
I love the beauty of the sport. The different types of dropping techniques that we don’t see in other martial arts. I love how unpredictable a match can be.