Defending The Balance

Singaporean politician Patrick Tay, and his wife Michelle share their views on parenting and being responsible citizens.

concept/ styling/ art direction kenneth tan
photos michael tan
words toh wei shi
make-up and hair cosmoprof academy and angel chua

Singaporean politician Patrick Tay, and his wife Michelle share their views on parenting and being responsible citizens. Alongside their children, this very approachable couple open up about how fairness, respect, and justice are values worth fighting for.

As a parent, one frequently dwells in the dualities of being a disciplinarian and a friend, of anticipating your children growing up and wanting them to remain little for just a bit longer, of wanting the best for them yet allowing them to learn from their mistakes. It’s a fine line sometimes, and definitely a daily struggle. From fighting for workers’ rights, to fun and games with his three children, Member of Parliament for West Coast Patrick Tay is as versatile as he is dedicated.

Read more about him and his family in the May-July2017 issue of little.