Passion for engineering keeps octogenarian going

Passion for engineering keeps octogenarian going

Professor Lee Seng Lip still goes to the office up to four times a week, plays golf twice a week, attends functions and swims.

He is 88, yet the veteran engineer maintains a busy schedule and keeps his mind occupied.

"I do not teach any more but I go to engineering events and I still read," he said. "I make sure my brain remains active."

Prof Lee has given more than four decades of his life to the profession.

He has worked in infrastructural engineering here, both in education and practice, and is also an expert in structural, geotechnical and construction technology.

The sprightly octogenarian, who has almost perfect eyesight, attributes his longevity and perseverance to passion.

"I like the discipline. I like the job, I like what is involved. I like studying to improve myself."

He earnestly claims he has "never been stressed" by his job.

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