Mover, shaker

Mover, shaker

Award-winning dancer and choreographer Tammy Wong is a seasoned mover - and not just on the dance floor.

The 42-year-old has lived in 12 houses since getting married in 1995. That includes moving homes in southern California where Wong, who specialises in modern dance, once lived while studying and performing, and back home in Singapore.

The 2002 National Arts Council Young Artist Award recipient for dance says: "I've no attachment to physical things. I believe that life is transient and fleeting.

"At different points, we live in different spaces as they reflect the inner landscape of who the family is, where we are and where we journey towards," says the former head of dance and artistic director of dance at Lasalle College of the Arts.

Wong is best known for founding critically acclaimed local dance troupe, Tammy L. Wong Dance Company, in 1998. It was disbanded four years later.

She is also an author, having written romance novel A Is For Achar, L Is For Love, and is working on a new book to be released early next year.

In Singapore, she has picked houses with distinct architecture such as a Peranakan shophouse in Katong designed by SCDA Architects, a Woha-designed penthouse in Newton and, her most recent home, a Chinatown shophouse.

Wong says: "My husband calls me the property guru because I'm always looking at properties online. I love looking at architecture. It's relaxing.

"I actually like moving. Maybe it's because I'm a dancer and I'm so restless in one place, but I'm blessed to have been able to live in many interesting spaces."

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