‘The Little Nyonya’ turns 10: A tribute to Singapore TV’s beacon of hope

I seldom write articles about the media from my own country Singapore, because it simply isn’t very good. The nation’s free-to-air television channels are monopolized by the media network MediaCorp, a conglomerate indirectly owned by the country’s government, so censorship and restrictions on their TV dramas are aplenty. Majority of Singaporean youths don’t even watch […]

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‘A Certain Exposure’ is certainly not my idea of exposure to Singapore books (review)

Reading Crazy Rich Asians actually left me hungry for more books about my own country of Singapore, so I started with a 2014 book by Cambridge University and Harvard Law School graduate Jolene Tan. A Certain Exposure, the Singaporean author’s debut novel, is described in the blurb as a “classic coming-of-age tale doubled across two vividly […]

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