Lim Fong Wei

Senior Correspondent, Lianhe Zaobao, zbNOW

Lim Fong Wei is a senior correspondent at Lianhe Zaobao's zbNOW (联合早报.现在) with in-depth experience in writing on architecture, design, lifestyle, fashion, creativity and human-interest stories. An all-round and multi-faceted storyteller, Lim is also a screenwriter, fiction author, translator and co-chairperson of the 2018 and 2019 Singapore Creator Awards organised by Lianhe Zaobao. Lim’s foray into literary research has garnered noteworthy results both locally and overseas. He has been awarded the 2018 Lee Kong Chian Research Fellowship for his research on Hong Kong writer Liu Yichang’s time in Malaya. His recent discovery of Eileen Chang’s mother, Yvonne Whang’s remaining years in Malaya and UK has been met with great fanfare in the Chinese literary world.

Architecture designs of Mok Wei Wei (left) and Chang Yung Ho.

Architects Mok Wei Wei and Chang Yung Ho: Imagining and building a humane city

Singaporean architect Mok Wei Wei and Chinese architect Chang Yung Ho are both well-respected professionals who have made contributions to the architectural heritage of their countries. Looking at architecture from the perspective of cultural infrastructure to be embedded into the contemporary urban fabric and to be left behind for future generations, both architects have worked hard to design the buildings that will satisfy these needs, and to convey the modern architectural language of their time and place. Lianhe Zaobao correspondent Lim Fong Wei speaks to the architects as part of a series of fireside chats put together to commemorate the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Singapore and China.