Seen from that perspective, civil society activist Constance Singam is a poor cousin to many of her fellow citizens.
But seen from another -- and more satisfying and enduring -- angle, she is a rich citizen, having combined the intellectual and the ethical centres to launch her many fights to correct the wrongs she saw and still sees in her country.
The mother of Singapore's civil society -- as she is described by Alvin Tan, founder and artistic director of The Necessary Stage -- has a disarming charm about her.
Behind that charm is a fighter who couldn't close one eye to being "alienated as an Indian, a woman and activist."
Her baby steps into the world of activitism started when her husband of 18 years, journalist N.T.R Singam, died of a heart attack in a private hospital because of a cardiologist's bad judgment.
A letter she wrote to The Straits Times, A Rest In Hospital Became A Nightmare, triggered aRead More »from Mother of Singapore’s civil society