A Tortoise and The Mountain ” is an allegory of the Aesop genre, to inspire youths and adults on the ideal virtues of hope, toil, perseverance, courage, humility, and friendship. Like what all good fables do and demonstrate – with perseverance and determination, success will be ours. Through the trials and tribulations of a small tortoise trying to climb and conquer a mountain, infinitely larger than herself, one is reminded of these moral values, which are sorely needed in the VUCA world today”
Mr. Lim Soon Hock’s fifth charity book, A Tortoise and The Mountain, is based on his experience climbing Mount Fuji, hiking up Tiger Nest in Bhutan and trekking in the forest of Pahang in search of the rare Rafflesia plant. The allegory is also coloured in with lessons from over 20 years of military training, and nuggets of wisdom shared by Mr Lim’s friends who are avid mountaineers and trekkers.
Mr. Lim is an experienced CEO, board member, technopreneur and private investor with over 25 years in public and community service. Among his many appointments, he is the Honorary Chairman of Centre for Fathering and the former Chairman of the National Family Council and Halogen Foundation Singapore.
The book was launched at a fundraising event on November 12, 2019 with Dr Ang Hak Seng, Deputy Secretary for Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, Commissioner of Charities and Deputy Secretary of SG Cares as a special guest. Donations of $20 per book and $50 for the autographed version support the Centre for Fathering, Halogen Foundation Singapore and Honour (Singapore).
Retail Value: $50
Starting Price: $25