The endless array of cookie-cutter apartment buildings, tidy expressways, and bureaucratic pencil-pushers—Singapore has a bad rep for being mundane, mechanical, and over-methodical. If we turn our heads sideways, might we find that there is more than meets the eye? We talk about the strange, absurd, and amusingly Singaporean things that are revealed through fiction written with irony and a tongue placed firmly in cheek.
This programme is co-presented with Ethos Books.
Writers / Presenters
Since his first full-length play in 2006, Johnny Jon Jon's works have evolved from thought pieces to ruminative explorations of the human experience. In addition to the critically acclaimed Hawa (2015) and Potong (2018), his works include National Memory Project (2012), Family Dinner (2017) and Punggah (2020).
AKSHITA NANDA is a journalist, analyst and author of the novels Beauty Queens of Bishan (Penguin Random House SEA) and Nimita's Place (Epigram Books).