Occupation: Takeaway Delivery Rider
One of the biggest characters to hit the island, Steve lives by the motto, ‘comfort is a wonderful place to be in, but you never grow there.’
He lives a diverse life and has had a varied career as a successful sustainability consultant but has since taken a break from his career and is now working as a takeaway delivery rider because he enjoys the look on people’s faces when their food is delivered.
Born in China, growing up in Indonesia and moving to Australia at nine, Steve loves the great outdoors and does everything from remote bushwalking to rock climbing to canyoning and sailing.
“I am stimulated by everything. I enjoy playing board games and cooking, I dig salsa dancing, going to concerts and getting involved in intellectual debates such as politics, the environment, social justice and diversity.
“My love of everything has resulted in me backpacking all over the world, learning new languages and enlarging my circle of friends. I have volunteered for the environment and community and been an activist in preventing domestic violence and helping the homeless.”
As one of the oldest players in Survivor, Steve definitely won’t let it stop him from being a physical threat saying, “I deliberately don’t own a motor vehicle so I cycle to commute, I go to the gym and most weekends I am somewhere outside bushwalking or playing touch football.”
Steve believes in a strict honour that won’t be compromised even in the game saying, “I hope I can be a role model to the younger castaways, especially in matters of winning, fair play, leadership and team work. I hope to inspire the older generation also that even seniors can pursue a healthy lifestyle leading to contentment and independence.”