How an encounter with an intellectual taxi driver inspired a Harvard grad to do good for society

You meet the smartest people where you least expect it — and for Harvard graduate Amanda Chong, a chance encounter with an unexpectedly intellectual taxi driver was a particularly unforgettable one. 

If you thought all local cabbies are just simple folk, Chong’s story — which happened two years ago — should change your perception of our humble taxi uncles.


In the early hours of this morning, I had a wonderful conversation with the most erudite taxi driver. Uncle Goh picked…

Posted by Amanda Chong on Sunday, 15 December 2013

Chong shared her story once again today on her Facebook page, recounting how the incident inspired her to start the ReadAble community, which aims to “share the gift of literacy with children in under-served communities”. Amazing stuff they’re doing, and it’s even more remarkable to know how an unassuming taxi uncle sparked it all off. 

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