Tan Ter Cheah


Ter Cheah lost her right leg to synovial sarcoma at age six and her first book, ONE​ is loosely based on her recollections. She is now 42, married, with two children.


Ter Cheah was a Humanities scholar at pre-university, later studied law at NUS and also obtained her professional accountancy qualification while working full-time in the law division of a government body. She has practised as a tax lawyer and also worked on tax advisory matters in one of the Big Four accounting firms.


She now works part-time (still in the area of tax), and spends a lot of time at playgrounds, enjoying watching her children on the monkey bars, and also admiring the birds that hang off mango trees.