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EMERGING: FLYING SOLO: WALA

Weian Lim’s passion for architecture was sparked by an interesting childhood that saw him spend many years travelling the globe and living in architecturally rich cities such as Seoul, Tokyo and London.

“My father is Malaysian-Chinese and worked for an international bank for many years. His role was to set up international branch offices globally, which required him to travel to foreign cities for long stretches at a time,” recalls Lim.

“My family would follow him on this global road trip and, since my birth, we were fortunate to have lived in many burgeoning cities. My exposure to some of the best cities for architecture has been purely accidental, but memories of my childhood in these environments have greatly influenced how I perceive architecture in a diverse and multicultural landscape.”

While the family settled in Singapore, Lim’s family nucleus has always felt stretched across the globe –

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