Born in an Indonesian town, Siok Sun schooled in Singapore in the sixties. She was one of a few women at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the early seventies but there were many women in her subsequent Ministry of Culture. She found herself studying Law in London, hung up her robes and slaved at JP Morgan and Standard Chartered Bank for ten years.
Motherhood meant flexible hours as a headhunter which also afforded the time to author “ Goh Keng Swee : a Portrait”, published in 2007. She retired from Singapore Management University after 8 years in the Advancement and in the President’s Office.
In Wild Rice, Siok Sun, a frustrated actress at heart, has rekindled her passion for the arts and together with a fantastic Board, moved mountain and earth to secure an iconic Theatre for Singapore.