Intending to raise the awareness of football in Singapore and the region, Jun Tan founded football website Junpiter Futbol in December 2011. Its fanbase has grown since and has become a platform for Jun to regularly document his adventures while keeping his fans abreast of the latest happenings.
What did you have to fight against to become a GAME CHANGER?
Criticism and disapproval. Many believe that I would not be able to sustain doing this for a long time and have asked why to invest so much time and money on something which I don't get much in return. It's a mental challenge sometimes as I would doubt myself and wonder if it's all worth the effort.
What is your defining moment as a GAME CHANGER?
People have approached me and shared how much they love my work, but the defining moment has to be this. After I had written something about my experience at a K.League game, one of the football clubs in Singapore expressed interest in learning more about it. That gave me a sense of satisfaction as I had fulfilled my purpose of allowing more to have access to new things without having to venture out of Asia.
What will be your advice to others?
Always believe in whatever you are doing. Doing things the unconventional way may get little appreciation from that outside, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's all wrong.