Low Pooi Fong

Low Pooi Fong


Low Pooi Fong is a Singaporean writer. She was a former reporter for Nanyang Siang Pau, and a leader writer for Lianhe Zaobao. Her works include Deep in my Heart, When Persimmon meets Tiramisu, Reminiscing the Cambodia Warfare and The Lost Woodpecker.

Graduates and guests at Nanyang University's first Convocation Day, Singapore, 2 April 1960. (SPH Media)

The Chinese-educated in Singapore in the 70s: Swept up in the winds of change

Singaporean writer Low Pooi Fong leaves watching Kelvin Tong’s film Year of No Significance rather disappointed — a film that was to have given voice to the Chinese-educated in Singapore in the late 1970s was not true enough to life. For audiences who were among the Chinese-educated in Singapore or who knew of those who led those lives, perhaps the story was just not hard-hitting enough. Might it take another film for this wealth of material to be mined as it deserves?