Mr Lim Wei Zhong may have problems grasping a glass of water, but he has no problems mastering computer programming.
The 26-year-old suffers from an enhanced physiological tremor which results in slurred speech, shaky hands, writing difficulty and slow reaction times.
But he did so well in his IT course at Temasek Polytechnic that he was awarded the Tay Eng Soon Gold Medal on Monday, at the poly’s presentation ceremony for its top students.
Mr Lim credits his 52-year-old mother - a noodle stall helper who raised him by herself after his parents divorced when he was 10 - for his success.
He is now looking forward to studying at the National University of Singapore’s School of Computing.