Hainanese chicken rice. Hainanese chicken rice.
Hainanese chicken rice.
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

Dishing up the history of Hainan

Despite its name, Hainanese chicken rice – the quintessential Singaporean dish – is not on the menu in its namesake province

Hainanese chicken rice. Hainanese chicken rice.
Hainanese chicken rice.
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Wee Kek Koon

Wee Kek Koon

Having lived his whole life in the modern cities of Singapore and Hong Kong, Wee Kek Koon has an inexplicable fascination with the past. He is constantly amazed by how much he can mine from China's history for his weekly column in Post Magazine, which he has written since 2005.