Watch how this Singaporean author answers questions from HK and mainland readers. Chua Lam is amazing – a national treasure that strait-laced Singapore lost to Hongkong. Can you imagine how he would end up if he had remained in Singapore? He would have been heavily censored and maybe even barred from public appearances (after saying that his dream is to build a brothel).
Luckily for Hongkong, he made the move. It’s amazing what space and freedom does to daring and creative people. If he had stayed on in Singapore, he may not even have come close to Catherine Lim. He might have given up writing altogether and be forced to drive Grab.