As a kid, he was bullied in what he calls the "rough neighbourhood" of Yishun.
Heng was terrorised by his peers from the age of 11, all the way till Secondary 2, because of his scrawny frame.
Having loved basketball, he used to practise religiously at the school court - only to have the ball thrown at his face by bigger-sized seniors.
The Nanyang Technological University undergraduate in business said: "It doesn't matter that I was bullied, it made me the man I am today.
Heng, who has a girlfriend and stays with his parents in Khatib, joined the competition for a more "holistic experience" and the opportunity to travel.
"I'm stronger and I have a lot more."
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