Attn: Health Minister, you may wanna add Christopher de Souza to your list of Healthier SG ambassadors


In Parliament this October, Health Minister Ong Ye Kung gave props to a few Members of Parliament, namely Dr Wan Rizal, Mr Desmond Choo and Social and Family Development Minister Masagos Zulkifli for their improved physique and joked (or not really) that they should be Healthier SG ambassadors.

Minister Ong may want to include another name to the list of Healthier SG ambassadors.

Enter Christopher de Souza

MP Christopher de Souza posted a picture on Monday (Oct 11) of himself and his good friend and fellow fitness buddy, Omar, looking fighting fit despite a combined age of nearly 100 years old.

Source: Christopher de Souza Facebook

Looking rather Ronaldo-esque with that pose, if we may add.

Mr de Souza wrote: “Omar joined the Spartans Race tour and won honours for Singapore in Malaysia recently. He lives in Ghim Moh with his family. He has become a good friend. Our common interests include running and cross-fit exercises.”

“Omar is 4 years older than me. He is 50 years old – and extremely fit. A great example. Trust me, I had to dip into my reserve tank just so that I could keep up with, and run alongside, him.”

To be fair, the Deputy Speaker doesn’t look too shabby himself.

Not the first time

Mr de Souza also took to Facebook several times this year to chronicle his fitness journey.

Here’s a picture of him after a run in France.

Or after a run along the Nile in Egypt.

This time along Changi Beach.

And celebrating National Day with a run in his red and white kicks.

If he’s not running, he’s probably cycling somewhere.

Not that his fitness level is surprising. After all, he revealed in Parliament during the Budget debate this year that he represented Singapore in hockey while focusing on a subject matter that some would consider it left-field.

He closed his Facebook post with Omar with a plug for Healthier SG.

“In Parliament last week, the Healthier SG White Paper was debated, with a lot of good ideas from MOH and the Backbenchers. Let’s go, SG – let’s all take little steps to a healthier lifestyle 🇸🇬 It always starts with a small step.”

For your consideration, Minister Ong.

All photos from Christopher de Souza Facebook