There are four plaques in St Andrew’s Cathedral in Singapore commemorating the Sepoy (Singapore) Mutiny in 1915. On 15th February 1915 which was the last day of Chinese New Year, half of the 5th Native Light Infantry – which was then stationed at Alexandra Barracks – mutinied, killing dozens of British troops and civilians before […]

I was privileged to attend the official opening of the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) today. Operational since the end of 2018, NCID is the 21st century iteration of a facility to contain infectious diseases threats in Singapore. It was great to catch up with old colleagues and friends – the event was almost […]

I had the privilege of attending a tour of the former Communicable Diseases Centre/Middleton Hospital today, organized by Jerome Lim of the Long and Winding Road and the Singapore Land Authority. CDC has now been added to the series of tours of state-owned sites (Discovering Singapore’s Best Kept Secrets) that includes old Changi Hospital and […]

An article in the Straits Times (reposted from the Washington Post) today caught my eye: British artist Ben Taylor had a piece of work that he had attributed to his infection with Loa loa. He had been unwell for a couple of years following a trip to Gabon in 2013, and had started on a […]

Had a little spare time on Tuesday, and visited this very small museum which is sited at St Mary’s Hospital in London. It was opened in 1993 with financial support from SmithKline Beecham (before the pharmaceutical company merged with Glaxo Wellcome to become GlaxoSmithKline), and the main attraction is the reconstruction of Alexander Fleming’s laboratory […]