Lim served as a police officer for two years with the Royal Malaysian Police Force “but couldn’t survive because the pay was so low”.
“I love it because dolphins are so genuine, dolphins never hurt you.
“If you feel hurt you jump into the swimming pool and the dolphin will come to you and try to comfort you.
“If you got angry and you jump into the pool, they run away.”
Lim said the park he worked at entered liquidation and so all the animals were eventually released back into the ocean.
“But yet we feel very happy they are back to their home.”
“There was no power or water,” he said.
“So we had to struggle, the first fifteen years of my life, but that 15 years built me up to today”.
Lim migrated to Australia with his wife and three children in 2002 and joined WA’s Police Academy in 2006.
He was awarded Police Officer of the Year in 2020 for his work with multicultural communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.