Lena Sim was abandoned by her parents and raised in a one-room rented apartment shared with her only guardian, her grandmother. Today, this self-made woman is one of Singapore’s top restaurateurs, having built a casual dining empire virtually from scratch.
Lek has dedicated her life to the cause of elephants in Northern Thailand for over 20 years. Lek rescues the orphaned and unwanted, the sick and the injured, and cares for them in her elephant sanctuary near Chiang Mai.
Wong Li Er is a compassionate and selfless hawker at Pek Kio Market. What started out as a small gesture to pack rice for the elderly at her neighbourhood elderly activity centre, Mdm Wong now regularly gives out meal coupons to them on a monthly basis that they can claim at her stall.