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Tan Jing Quee, Jomo Kwame Sundaram, And Poh Soo Kai’s “Comet In Our Sky: Lim Chin Siong In History”

A review of Tan Jing Quee, Jomo Kwame Sundaram, And Poh Soo Kai’s “Comet In Our Sky: Lim Chin Siong In History”. Continue reading

Throwback: Given Away At Birth

I interviewed my grandmother, who shared the story of her birth (and how she was given away), life on the cash crop plantations on Pulau Ubin (and through the Japanese Occupation), as well as her eventual move to mainland Singapore. Continue reading

“Remembering Lee Kuan Yew: A Nation’s ‘Where Were You When …’ Moment”

Together with five other panellists about two weeks ago, I was invited to a TODAY roundtable discussion on the impact and legacy of the late Mr. Lee Kuan Yew. With another 24-year-old gentleman we were the youngest in the group, and I premised my sharing upon arguments that any assessment of his “impact” or “legacy” has to be more balanced and nuanced. And of course, spoke as a young Singaporean. During the session, I therefore drew on a commentary written by a friend – who wrote that he “knew the myth”, but “not the legacy” – and also on my recent study trip to the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Bandung. Continue reading

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