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Looking back - My 2011

At the end of 2010, I was interviewed by a magazine for its Leading Men of 2010 editorial and was asked what 2011 held for me. My reply was that it would be a year of learning. By then, I had known that I would be heading for Singapore where I would spend three months […]

Singapore General Election: My thoughts

In his editorial for Today yesterday (yes, that was intentional), journalism stalwart PN Balji asks: “Moving on, what kind of a society do we want?” Balji was obviously writing about the Singapore General Elections – Singaporeans go to the polls today. I foudn that question interesting because from my experience having lived in Singapore for […]

The Bangsar Boy bids farewell to Singapore

It was a little bit funny leaving Singapore on Saturday. In fact, I was quite surprised at how I felt in the last week. My Asia Journalism Fellowship research paper kept me busy until Wednesday so I didn’t have much time to think about leaving but the couple of days I had left was enough […]

The Bangsar Boy: Let's give art a chance

In my The Bangsar Boy column today, the last one that will be published while I’m in Singapore, I called for a larger appreciation for the arts in Malaysia. I wrote: My wish is that there are more Malaysians who would give it a chance and realise the diversity of art in our country. After […]

The Bangsar Boy - Communal Living

This was the first article I wrote for The Bangsar Boy from Singapore. I must have forgotten to share it on here as I was probably too busy settling in. Can’t believe that in a couple of weeks, my stint here in Singapore (I’m here for the Temasek Foundation and NTU Wee Kim Wee School […]

The Bangsar Boy: Being multi-lingual

Last week, in my The Bangsar Boy article, I took on again the subject of language. I suppose that this is pretty boring – after all, most Malaysians from my generation grew up with terms like “melting pot of cultures”, “muhibbah”, “multi-cultural”, “multi-racial” and even now, “1Malaysia” which alluded to the diversity in languages in […]

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