Raising The Bar


Legal Officer



Chen Winkler


Chen Winkler

Tell us about what you do as a Legal Officer, what do you enjoy about your job?
I draft contracts and paperwork everyday, it’s a typical office job. I’ve been in this company for three years and I really like working with the people and my excellent colleagues.

What’s one thing that school did not prepare you for in your job?
When I first graduated, I was so excited to start working and applying what I learnt in school, but it was only on the job that I learnt how to handle mistakes and how not to beat myself up over them. While work has been great on the whole, there are small moments of self-doubt which I was not prepared for.

However, I think it’s important to not tie what I do to who I am. For me, having a good support system and having time off to recharge really helps.

How do you like to spend your free time?
I like doing yoga as a form of self-care as I can simply take instructions from someone else and switch off.

Apart from that, I really enjoy rock climbing too. I usually climb locally at boruda Climbing and BFF Climb, but I did my first overseas climb in Pu Luong, Vietnam, last year which was a long-standing goal to step out of my comfort zone.

You’re pretty well-travelled, what’s your favourite country you’ve visited?
South Africa. I went on a solo trip to Cape Town for two weeks and it’s so beautiful! It’s not the safest place, but the scenery and wineries there—wow! The people there are also very kind, it was nice having conversations with the baristas in cafés and such.

Where’s your next destination?
Maybe Osaka. It’s been a decade since I’ve been to Japan so I’d love to go back, and perhaps climb there as well since they have a big climbing scene.

Where do you see yourself in five years?
I’ll be 31 in five years, it may seem like a long way to go but it’s actually not. By then, I want my heart to be settled somewhere. Most people would want a family and all that, but I’m okay as long as I’m happy.

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