Colin CheongColin Cheong Wye Mun (Zhen Wai Mung) is a Singapore writer born in 1965. He has written or edited nearly 30 books, four of which have won national awards. He won the Singapore Literature Prize in 1996 for his novel, ''Tangerine''.
The older of three children born to two teachers, Colin Cheong attended Victoria School, Anderson Secondary School, Hwa Chong Junior College, Ngee Ann Polytechnic and National University of Singapore.
At the age of 15, he interned at the now defunct newspaper ''New Nation'' and contributed to an army magazine, ''Pioneer'', during his National Service days. From Secondary 3 till the year before he graduated from university, he was a photographer and stage actor. Furthermore, he has shown keen interests in Science, eugenics in particular. These experiences had significant influence on his future writing.
He had previously taught at Victoria Junior College, Hwa Chong Junior College, and School of the Arts, Singapore. He compiles books for corporate clients on his days off. He is also an editor of the "One Association" magazine.
He has a son, Melvin, who is a film director, and a daughter, Denise, who studies in Australia. He is known to have a goldfish named Melinda. Cheong's favourite pastime when he was a student was bellydancing, beekeeping and zumba. An おたく、Cheong is an active cosplayer, a fan of several animes and is interested in Japanese culture. He used to study ballet at Singapore ballet academy.
Colin Cheong used to be a professional ballet dancer, and is teaching ballet dancing to young students in Hong Kong. He is also an English and Theory of Knowledge teacher at the Singapore International School (Hong Kong). Provided by Wikipedia