A postcard of Takao, modern-day Kaohsiung. A postcard of Takao, modern-day Kaohsiung.
A postcard of Takao, modern-day Kaohsiung.
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

Renaming places: what’s all the fuss about?

From Guangzhou and Mumbai to New York, all have gone through name changes. Read on to find out what Kaohsiung was called and why

A postcard of Takao, modern-day Kaohsiung. A postcard of Takao, modern-day Kaohsiung.
A postcard of Takao, modern-day Kaohsiung.
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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.