Many people don’t know but for many years growing up, I identified as half-Singaporean (I know, I know …). These days, I say it in jest.
In the morning of Dec 28, 2014, an AirAsia flight QZ8501 from Surabaya, Indonesia, heading to Singapore was reported missing.
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 […]
This is the longer version of a guest post I had written for Social Media NZ. You can read that here. — I had been following the Singapore General Elections a little bit while I was based in Singapore over the past few months, and was able to keep up with it after I returned […]
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 […]
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 […]
Okay, so who would have EVER thought that I’d end up in a Justin Bieber event? Well, I did. The truth is, as much as I mock the kid (usually just to get on my niece Sara’s nerves), I do enjoy a couple of his songs. Was I always a fan? Definitely not. Was I […]
In all my trips to Singapore, I never actually made much of an effort to head over to the Singapore Flyer. After all, I had already been on one of these when I was in London. The closest I ever got to it was when I was in Singapore for the Nike+ Human Race 10k […]
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 […]
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 […]