Tan Seng Poh

Artist’s impression of an opium pipe. Illustrated by Jeyasoorya and commissioned by the writer.

Prologue: backstory and spoilers

How do you explain that it is acceptable to become rich dealing drugs?”

I was seeking guidance from fellow local history writers, when one of them asked me that question (I paraphrased the writer).

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Shawn Seah

Shawn Seah

Singaporean writer and public speaker, passionate about education, social issues, and local history and community stories.