This haiku first appeared on Facebook.
This essay appears in the booklet Singapore: Diverse Cultures, Distinct Literature, produced by the National Book Development Council of Singapore for the New Delhi World Book Fair 2015. Singapore is the Guest of Honour Country at the fair held between 14 and 22 February 2015.
This is the revised transcript of my talk at the NUS Varsity Christian Fellowship’s Fellowship Teaching session on 20 January 2015. I have added clarifications that have resulted from my interaction with a panel and the audience. The transcript is also available on Facebook.