Dong Ky villagers perform a lion dance on the fourth day of Tet, or the Vietnamese Lunar New Year, in Dong Ky, Bac Ninh province, Vietnam. Picture: Luong Thai Linh Dong Ky villagers perform a lion dance on the fourth day of Tet, or the Vietnamese Lunar New Year, in Dong Ky, Bac Ninh province, Vietnam. Picture: Luong Thai Linh
Dong Ky villagers perform a lion dance on the fourth day of Tet, or the Vietnamese Lunar New Year, in Dong Ky, Bac Ninh province, Vietnam. Picture: Luong Thai Linh
Wee Kek Koon
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Dong Ky villagers perform a lion dance on the fourth day of Tet, or the Vietnamese Lunar New Year, in Dong Ky, Bac Ninh province, Vietnam. Picture: Luong Thai Linh Dong Ky villagers perform a lion dance on the fourth day of Tet, or the Vietnamese Lunar New Year, in Dong Ky, Bac Ninh province, Vietnam. Picture: Luong Thai Linh
Dong Ky villagers perform a lion dance on the fourth day of Tet, or the Vietnamese Lunar New Year, in Dong Ky, Bac Ninh province, Vietnam. Picture: Luong Thai Linh
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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.