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14 November 2023

Trans Singapore: Comments & Mediagraphy

Part 1: to the first sex-change operation in 1971

Part 2: 1972-now

Comments and Mediagraphy

The new Bugis Junction


Is there a Chinese original of Cries From Within? Leana Lo calls it “Cries in the Dark” and the Swan Project interviewers call it “Voices from Within”.

As the Chinese practice is to place the family name first and the English language practice to place it last, e.g. Tsoi Wing Foo is sometimes Wing Foo Tsoi, I was not sure for some persons which is their surname.

Most mentions of money I take to be in Singapore dollars.

The rise of Singapore from being an exploited colony to being the 3rd richest country in the world by GDP (PPP) per capita is an amazing story. In the 1950s and 1960s the Singapore trans women were almost all non-op in that they could not afford the travel and medical costs to go elsewhere. Nowadays they have choices that they can afford.

National Service to be fair should be for both genders. Better still it should not exist, and the armed forces should be all-volunteer.


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