Eny Arafin (Singapore)
Winarjati Binte Arifin was born in Singapore in 1957.
She enjoyed a great childhood growing up in a large family of 9 siblings. She was a great athlete and enjoyed various track & field events.
At the age of 21, after completing her tertiary education, she joined Saudia as a flight attendant and was based in Jeddah. She met her ex– husband there and raised a family with two children.
In 2000, Eny returned to Singapore with her children where she continued to take care of her household. She spent her free–time meeting her friends and sewing, which often led to booking a booth at flea markets and selling her home–made pouches, bags and pillowcases.
In August 2012 after a series of noticeable events, Eny got herself checked and was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Being a pious Muslim, Eny believes that it is in God’s will and looks at everything from a positive angle. She currently keeps herself very occupied, having daily activities including Zumba, group activity sessions and religious classes.
Eny believes that the best way to face this disease is by embracing it and just being happy.