Nearing the end of the interviews at last, yet at the same time, realising that there remain significant gaps in terms of the people that should be interviewed: people who have seen, or initiated, or contributed to how infectious diseases changed or was controlled in Singapore. It is an SG50 project however, and the strict timeline […]

We have finally crossed the midpoint in terms of recorded interviews for the SG50 Project! Thanks to the help of Dr. Vincent Pang from Tan Tock Seng Hospital, we have managed to complete interviews for the following: Dr. Ling Moi Lin – Singapore General Hospital. Dr. Jeffery Cutter – Ministry of Health. Dr. Andrea Kwa […]

Another week has gone by and we have completed filming even more interviews, although still less than half of what we intend for the documentary. The team from Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s CampusTV has really performed well and professionally. I would not hesitate to use them for future projects. In the past week, we have interviewed: […]

Since yesterday, we have finally started our video interviews for our SG50 Project on Infectious Diseases and Singapore. The interviews are filmed by a team from Campus TV from Ngee Ann Polytechnic, who will also produce the documentary. We are immensely indebted to our interviewees, all of whom have agreed to give of their valuable time […]

I came across a short article on Prof Lim Kok Ann today while reading the Straits Times, commemorating the week he became Dean of Medicine at the National University of Singapore in 1965. His signal achievement in medicine is remembered by few in Singapore now, but he was the first to discover and describe the […]

I had the distinct pleasure and honour of meeting Prof Goh Kee Tai on Wednesday. He very kindly lent me 3 books (2 of which were authored by himself) to help with the SIDS SG50 Project. Looks like lots of midnight reading ahead…  

We – as in the Society of Infectious Diseases (Singapore), or SIDS for short – have just been awarded a small grant by the SG50 Celebration Fund to carry out our project “Overcoming Infectious Diseases in Singapore: Past, Present and Future“. Singapore is a young nation at the crossroads of Asia and consistently faces the […]