This is my website for essays about Singapore politics and society. I migrated the content from another platform in 2012, and in the process lost all readers’ comments. Apologies to those who shared their views on the older essays.

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This site is named after my first book, Singapore: The Air-conditioned Nation – Essays on the Politics of Comfort and Control, published in 2000. While they have a similar focus, none of the book’s essays appear here.