Ken Kwek

Ken Kwek

Ken Kwek is a filmmaker, playwright and novelist

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Singapore NGOs call for rethink of migrant workers’ salaries, health care and recruitment fees

Improving housing conditions for migrant workers shouldn’t be the only concern, they say – bigger challenges existed well before the current pandemic.

31 May 2020 - 3:00PM

Improving housing conditions for migrant workers shouldn’t be the only concern, they say – bigger challenges existed well before the current pandemic.

Singapore NGOs call for rethink of migrant workers’ salaries, health care and recruitment fees
Opinion | Singapore’s addiction to growth is built on the backs of migrant workers

That 90 per cent of coronavirus infections are linked to Singapore’s migrant worker dormitories reveals ingrained prejudices. The question is, will anything change?

2 May 2020 - 10:14PM

That 90 per cent of coronavirus infections are linked to Singapore’s migrant worker dormitories reveals ingrained prejudices. The question is, will anything change?

Singapore’s addiction to growth is built on the backs of migrant workers
What lockdown life is like for Singapore poet Alfian Sa’at and Malaysia performer Sean Ghazi

From celebrating birthdays in isolation to being unexpectedly exposed to distant cultures – Ken Kwek take a closer look at the lockdowns’ impact on two creatives.

19 Apr 2020 - 3:03PM

From celebrating birthdays in isolation to being unexpectedly exposed to distant cultures – Ken Kwek take a closer look at the lockdowns’ impact on two creatives.

What lockdown life is like for Singapore poet Alfian Sa’at and Malaysia performer Sean Ghazi
Coronavirus: Singapore, Malaysia arts workers left reeling from cancelled shows, lost income

Ken Kwek discovers what life is like now for more than 20 filmmakers, creative writers, performing artists and technicians from the two countries, including Ivan Heng, Adrian Pang, Huzir Sulaiman and Jo Kukathas.

19 Apr 2020 - 10:34PM

Ken Kwek discovers what life is like now for more than 20 filmmakers, creative writers, performing artists and technicians from the two countries, including Ivan Heng, Adrian Pang, Huzir Sulaiman and Jo Kukathas.

Coronavirus: Singapore, Malaysia arts workers left reeling from cancelled shows, lost income
Shirkers no more: three trailblazing women stake their claim on Singapore’s film legacy

A rogue director made off with their film reels when they were teenagers in the

1990s. Today, they recount and reclaim their stolen dreams in a captivating new Netflix documentary

4 Nov 2018 - 10:45PM

A rogue director made off with their film reels when they were teenagers in the

1990s. Today, they recount and reclaim their stolen dreams in a captivating new Netflix documentary

Shirkers no more: three trailblazing women stake their claim on Singapore’s film legacy
Asian Angle | Gay sex debate helped in Hong Kong. In Singapore, it made things worse

The Lion City’s discussion of a law criminalising homosexual acts has unleashed a barely disguised politics of disgust that is inflicting real damage on the mental health of LGBTI individuals

17 Oct 2018 - 10:08AM

The Lion City’s discussion of a law criminalising homosexual acts has unleashed a barely disguised politics of disgust that is inflicting real damage on the mental health of LGBTI individuals

Gay sex debate helped in Hong Kong. In Singapore, it made things worse
A tale of two #MeToos in Hong Kong and Singapore athletics

Inspired by a Hong Kong athlete’s decision to speak out about sexual abuse, Singaporean hurdler Kerstin Ong took a similar step. The response she received shows the Lion City’s sport bodies have been left on the starting blocks.

10 Oct 2018 - 2:15PM

Inspired by a Hong Kong athlete’s decision to speak out about sexual abuse, Singaporean hurdler Kerstin Ong took a similar step. The response she received shows the Lion City’s sport bodies have been left on the starting blocks.

A tale of two #MeToos in Hong Kong and Singapore athletics
Opinion | Tan Tarn How’s The Press Gang speaks an unprintable truth about Singapore’s news media

The centrepiece of the Singapore Theatre Festival forces audiences to confront this question: can anyone complain about a government’s lack of transparency when no one is willing to stick their necks out for it?

24 Jul 2018 - 7:45AM

The centrepiece of the Singapore Theatre Festival forces audiences to confront this question: can anyone complain about a government’s lack of transparency when no one is willing to stick their necks out for it?

Tan Tarn How’s The Press Gang speaks an unprintable truth about Singapore’s news media