Kirsten Han

Kirsten Han

Journalist and writer

Telling stories from a tiny Southeast Asian island.

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Sungei Road Market’s Living Heritage is More Than Just Hipster Nostalgia

The campaign to save the Sungei Road Market was never about its artificial preservation but about resisting its artificial closure.

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A Matter of Life and Death: An Abolitionist's Experience

On my work as an anti-death penalty activist in Singapore.

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You Came Here to Work, Not Fall in Love

There is a widespread expectation that these migrants are “just here to work”, but it’s an unrealistic one. Although employment is the main motivation behind travelling to Singapore, life cannot be so easily compartmentalized. Migrant workers not only work in Singapore; they live in Singapore too, and have the same need for community and companionship as everyone else.