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When a 26-year-old man attacks a 4-year-old child and leaves her battered and bruised, you have to ask: Who put that crap in his Man Box?

I’m sitting in a circle with a dozen men and one woman and we’re talking about what it’s like to be a man in Singapore. 1,311 more words

80 Ringgit for a Hainanese chicken chop? Philip Lim Chin Guan would have said: ‘You’re crazy, Alan John, I know a place off Campbell Road where it’s only 10.50.’

Visiting Kuala Lumpur last week, I checked into Hotel Majestic for a couple of nights to be near the Malayan Railways headquarters and train station. It had been a long time, and I wanted to wander around this part of my hometown. 2,618 more words

New year, new space, old friends

I’ve been wondering whether to delete this, because things changed. But I like the photos too much so I will leave this here for now. The Conversation project did not work out as I’d hoped and after waiting too long for news that we would go ahead, I decided one day to take the photos off the wall and return home. 1,557 more words

Dec 18 1995: My saddest day

There are too many sad days to count, from tragic accidents which shattered families, to aeroplane crashes, SARS and the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami which was unimaginable in scale and immeasurable in the depth of grief and extent of loss across so many countries. 1,350 more words