This feature first appeared on Tatler Malaysia.
THE TURNING POINT
“In 2012, I participated in a workshop that discussed the topic of life and death,” recalls the Selangor native. “I was surprised at how positively the topic was handled, contrary to Chinese culture. It changed my outlook on death.”
When her grandmother passed away shortly after, Ng was able to use a little of what she learnt from the workshop to comfort her grieving mother.
“From this, I conceived an idea: I decided to apply my professional skills and experience to create documentary videos about life and death, in hopes that they would benefit society and encourage people to look at these topics in a different light.”
Convinced that she had more to offer, Ng started volunteering as a caregiver at Selayang Hospital’s Palliative Care Unit ward to gain practical experience to help her take better care of her own mother in the future.