04 Aug '11, 11pm

We mourn the passing of one of Singapore’s literary greats and stalwart arts advocate: Mdm Li Lien Fung

We mourn the passing of one of Singapore’s literary greats and stalwart arts advocate: Mdm Li Lien Fung

Madam Li in a photo taken in 1998. Her son, Mr Ho Kwon Ping, said his mother was a lively and quick-witted personality with a strong conscience about the world. -- BT FILE PHOTO View more photos BILINGUAL writer Li Lien Fung died on Wednesday night at the age of 88. The wife of former ambassador to Thailand Ho Rih Hwa suffered a massive brain haemorrhage and slipped into a coma on Monday. The family said she died peacefully at the National University Hospital at 11.30pm with family members by her side. Madam Li, the mother of businessman Ho Kwon Ping, writer Ho Min Fong and architect Ho Kwon Cjan, was a prolific writer and a keen supporter of the arts. She served as chairman of the Singapore Totalisator Board Arts Fund and wrote the popular bilingual Bamboo Green column in The Straits Times - between 1979 and 1984, then again from 1993 to 1998. She also was a columnist for...

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