Discipline the City Chapbook: Issue 03 – Jurong, My Love


Issue 03 features a personal essay, ‘Jurong, My Love’, by Dan Koh. Using the route of the no. 99 bus as a guide, the personal and the historical are inextricably linked as the essay charts Jurong’s development as a neighbourhood intertwined with anecdotes from the writer’s own personal history. A love letter to a place commonly reduced to a joke about being “practically Malaysia”, the essay makes a case that Jurong, with its quirks and constant redevelopment, is Singapore, and Singapore is Jurong.

The book also features family photographs from the writer as well as charming illustrations by Tay Kaiyee.

Launched in conjunction with the Substation’s Discipline the City activities is a series of chapbooks that provide diverse responses to the theme. Edited by Adeline Chia, Associate Editor of Art Review Asia, formats range from essays to photography and illustrations. Content includes topics as specialised as the architectural and urban planning aspects of spatial organisation, to the cultural and social aspects of discipline, such as how bodies and sexualities are policed.

Issues were released monthly from May – September 2017.

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BY Dan Koh
COUNTRY Singapore
YEAR 2017
DETAILS Softcover, 22pp

14.6 cm x 12.8 cm

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