A life of art – an interview with Ho Kah Leong

16 September 2019
ShinMin Daily News, Page 19

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Making Art Life Ho Kah Leong 60 years and beyond


Ever since he was a student, and up until his retirement, Ho Kah Leong’s life revolves around his interests and specialty. Throughout his life, he has been blessed, and he is aware of it. From the beginning, Ho Kah Leong has worked hard to build up stores for himself, as well as giving back to society. This has enabled him to retire successfully, and his retirement has allowed him to do what he loves best: creating art.

Ho Kah Leong shared that, “If you’re still healthy at 80, there are a lot of things you can do. But it is necessary to have a sense of urgency, as you are racing against time.”

Ho Kah Leong entered the PAP in 1966 at the age of 29, and served for up to 30 years. During that time, he served as a secondary school teacher, an MP for Jurong district, as well as the Principal of the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts amongst other appointments. After retiring in 2005, he returned to his passion: creating art.

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