I’m a Singaporean living in Singapore.
I was formerly with the local political non-governmental organisation (NGO) Think Centre, where I was Deputy Executive Secretary, editor of the Centre’s website, public affairs head, managed and organised activities and ran the day-to-day affairs of the Centre. Phew, i’m tired just saying that!! 😀
But running the Centre and its activities was a team effort. And a great bunch of people came together to make it work. 🙂
On many occasions, I’ve also helped Singapore’s political opposition parties, namely Workers Party & Singapore Democrats, during and after my Think Centre days. I was also involved in the Singapore Anti-Death Penalty Campaign for a period of time.
During the course of my activism (all of which were voluntary work) I’ve had opportunities to get to know and work with a remarkable number of individuals: Dr James Gomez, the late J B Jeyaretnam, Dr Chee Soon Juan, Chee Siok Chin, just to name a few.
I’ve been M.I.A for a very long time but I still maintain contact and occasionally do attend and/or help out. Political activism, especially in Singapore’s repressive climate, takes ALOT out of you mentally, physically, emotionally and financially! 😥 😉
I began this blog here sometime in late April 2008. I relocated the blog to wordpress.com on Feb 18, 2009. This blog concentrates mostly on Singapore.
I was also blogging at We are not alone which i set-up in late Sept 2008. I blogged about world events & just about anything else from around the world. I stopped blogging there on Mar 7, 2009 and decided to just maintain one blog for anything and everything.
Updated Nov 8, 2009: I was pleasantly surprised to find out that my blog, according to Angry Ang Mo, is among the top 10 political blogs in Singapore. 8)
Updated Feb 4, 2010: Singaporeans for Democracy officially came into being on Feb 3, 2010. 10 months after we sent in our application to be registered. 8)