Hoong Ling loves multimedia. Forced to take the task of documenting a youth exchange program in 2018, she took up videography, a skill she never knew she could and learnt along the way. Her gimbal and faithful smartphone have never left her since then.
A living liver donor and social activist, she is also a professional emcee and inspirational speaker. She invests in properties and authored “I Don’t Know You but Let Me Save You”, which chronicled her journey giving 60% of her liver to a stranger. She actively promotes giving and is currently a National Organ Donation Ambassador; State Honorary Secretary, St. John Ambulance of Malaysia, Perak Darul Ridzuan and a Committee Member, Public Awareness Action Committee for Organ and Tissue Donation, Ministry of Health Malaysia. She joins 126 Creative in producing meaningful short films which have won awards from Malaysia, China, Romania and Canada.
Believing that life is worth living and living to the max, she is also a multiple award winner. Among awards won are:
2011 – National Premier Youth Award (Extraordinary Achievement Category) by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, presented by the Prime Minister of Malaysia
2009 – Lions District 308-B1, District Governor’s Distinguished Service Award by the Lions Clubs International District 308B1, presented by the District Governor Dr. JP Kamalanathan
2008 – Great Women of Our Time Award (Education and Public Services) by The Women’s Weekly, presented by the Ke Bawah Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Tengku Puan Pahang Tunku Hajjah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah Binti Al-Marhum Sultan Iskandar Al- Haj
2006 – Selangor Youth Award (Volunteerism) by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, presented by the Menteri Besar Selangor, YAB Dato Khir Toyo
2003 – Youth Ambassador on board the Ship of Southeast Asian Youths Program (SSEAYP)
Although she was never trained in mass communication, she was formerly a TV Presenter for Selamat Pagi Malaysia on RTM1, a radio deejay on durianfm.com and inspire.fm. In year 2013, during the fiercest General Elections in Malaysia, she stood as the Petaling Jaya Utara Parliament candidate, but lost her bid to Parliament.
Since young, she has the activist blood in her. Hoong Ling was handpicked to be the Youth Ambassador on board the Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Programme 2003, participated in the Youth Development Transformation Lab and chosen to present the Youth Lab findings at the Youth Development Cabinet Committee. She held positions as Director of CyberCare and Minister’s Appointee Member in the National Consultative Youth Council.