Singapore writer Felix Cheong wants to know where and why the country has lost its soul.
He said, “We have become this glamour city, full of chrome and glass, tall iconic buildings, but no soul.”
Cheong, author of short stories collection “Vanishing Point”, takes on this issue in his new book, along with hot-button topics like transport, education and economic growth.
Called “Singapore Siu Dai”, which translates to “less sugar” in Hokkien, it is a collection of 50 short stories that satirize life in Singapore.
Having previously written poetry collections and fiction novels, this is Cheong’s ninth book and his first foray into humorous fiction.
The 49-year-old writer feels strongly about the political themes he tackles in his book. Civil servants are satirized in the book, depicted as characters who form the government’s elite but who do not see people as people.
He said, “We have been in this same status quo for far too long. After 50 years, I think it’s time something changes.”
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