Cafe connoisseur

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01 Nov 2017 | PEOPLE
Melayu 华文

Cafe connoisseur

// STORY Siti Rohani
// PHOTO Mark Teo, STYLING Shervin Tan assisted by Sapphire Chin & Ang Le Shan, HAIR & MAKEUP Eric Tan from paletteinc, LOCATION Lickety Ice Cream and Waffles

English Melayu

She loves checking out the latest cool cafes in Singapore, and tries to visit one every weekend, but not before a spot of hot yoga.

"My best friend and I always go for a Bikram yoga class first I like to sweat it out as I feel lighter and more refreshed," said Military Expert (ME) 4 Ang Li Ping.

Another reason all that good food hasn't gone straight to her hips are the half-a-dozen half marathons she runs every year. "I feel a great sense of achievement every time I complete a run!"

When she's not cafe hopping, ME4 Ang is hard at work in the Navy. Previously a Naval Warfare System Engineer on frigate RSS Intrepid, she helped in troubleshooting the ship's communications, weapons and underwater systems, and looking after finance and logistics paperwork. In October, ME4 Ang was appointed Lead Engineer, Underwater Branch.

When she first joined the Navy in 2015, she had doubts about her ability to go through tough military training. But ME4 Ang was determined to push herself. "If it's something I want, I have to work towards my goal."

Now, her favourite part of her job is the camaraderie she feels with her shipmates. "I enjoy the family spirit on board the ship. If something needs to be done, everyone will work hard to complete the task."

 

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