Former actress Wong Li-lin takes on mantle of keeping Singapore clean

Wong Li-lin is now executive director of the Public Hygiene Council. (Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore file photo)

Former actress Wong Li-lin, known for fighting crime on television in police drama “Triple Nine”, is now leading the fight to keep Singapore clean as a different kind of public servant.

Wong’s newest job is that of executive director of the Public Hygiene Council (PHC), which is part of the National Environment Agency. The council was formed in 2011 to mobilise the public in improving cleanliness and hygiene standards in Singapore.

She told The Straits Times that she found out about the job opening at PHC through her professional network, and went through several interviews with the council before accepting its offer for the role. Wong joined the council five weeks ago.

Wong believes her recognisability amongst the public will help her in the job, and hopes to use that to raise public awareness of what PHC does.

Wong’s last job was at the Thomson Medical group as deputy director, where she oversaw business development, branding and communications. She is also currently an ambassador for Community Chest Singapore.

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