I was born in 1945 in Medan (Indonesia) were I grew up and moved to Taiwan on 1968.
Since I was a child I was interested in fresh water fishes.
The number of my aquarium tanks in my house was growing and my interest in breeding too.
I bought my first Discus in the 1975.
After one year I was able to breed this fish. At that time it was very difficult to find other people in Taiwan who were interested in Discus.
So I started looking around to find another way to improve my knowledge outside the country.
Since that time I travelled a lot to foreign countries to make contact with serious Discus people, to see other hatcheries and to visit Discus competition abroad.
During my trips I visited the following countries, to visit hatcheries, fairs and Discus friends:
Singapore and Malaysia very often.
Indonesia very often.
Hong Kong very often.
Japan 4 times
China several times
Germany several times to see all the Discus Championships in Duisburg and to visit friends.
Very often I have been invited to these countries to give lectures about Discus or to be a Judge on Discus competition.
I wrote many many articles about Discus, and I was the author of Taiwan Discus(book) and also I was the author of Malaysia Discus(book) I and also I was the editor of Malaysia Discus II(book). I am judging Discus many times in Taiwan Discus Competition, and also judging discus in Guangzou China on 1988 and1989, judging discus in Singapore on 1989 and on 2010, judging discus in Jakarta Indonesia in 1989, judging discus in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia on 1999,2001,2004,206,2008,2010. Judging discus in Tokyo Japan on 2001.
My interest in Discus is the interest of a serious hobbyist. I have never had any business with Discus.