Padma Singh was born in Kuala-Lumpur, Malaysia. She was educated in Malaysia, India and New Zealand. After completing her Post-graduate degree, she returned to Malaysia. Her teaching career spans over forty-five years. She began her teaching career at the University Science Malaysia, in Penang. She later opted to Secondary School teaching. She has taught in Malaysia, New Zealand, Fiji and Australia.
In Fiji, she served as the Principal of Shri Vevakananda High School for several years. She was privileged to be elected as the President of the Fiji Principals’ Association during 1993/1994. The Ministry of Education of the Fiji Government in 1993 honoured her with ‘The Distinction Award’ for services rendered to Education.
Padma migrated with her family in 1994. She enrolled at Melbourne University to specialise in teaching English as Second Language. After the completion of this course she commenced her career as a Tutor. She served in this capacity for nineteen years. She retired as an Education Co-ordinator in 2013.
Her first publication, ‘FEELINGS’ was in 1994 in Fiji. After retirement she has taken up writing as a hobby. “Feelings” (2) is her second publication. It is her intention to continue with her writing, which gives her the opportunity to express her feelings and observations about life.