In her free time, Hui Ling enjoys trekking mountains and taking photos of spectacular scenery. Hiking has taught her valuable lessons that can be applied to music.
She also fiddles around on the erhu, which she picked up upon joining the Chinese orchestra as a teenager. She likens playing the erhu after a day of practicing the piano to drinking a cup of fragrant Chinese tea (yum cha) with an old friend.
As a child, she used to write fantastical stories that may have been the cause of some nightmares. Now that she is older, she still loves writing. A regular contributor to The Music Studios blog Music Matters, she has recently written a short essay Three Birthday Wishes for Children for The Birthday Book 2019 in celebration of the Singapore Bicentennial.
More than anything, Hui Ling is grateful for the people in her life - friends from all walks of life, peers who inspire her, family who have stuck through thick and thin, and not to mention an adorable niece and nephew who have blown her heart away from day one.