George Yeo: Musings (Series Three)
- About the Interviewer
Over sessions which lasted two to three hours each time, every week for half a year, George Yeo met and mused over a wide range of topics with writer Woon Tai Ho and research assistant Keith Yap. Speaking from notes, he began with himself and his hope for Singapore, and then spanned over a wide range of subjects — from the importance of human diversity and Singapore's reflection within itself of the world, to history, politics, economics, philosophy, taijigong and religion. He gives his views on India, China, ASEAN, Europe, the US and other parts of the world, and how Singapore's history and destiny are connected to all of them. The style is conversational and anecdotal.
George Yeo: Musings is exactly that — musings. Some themes recur throughout the book which reflect his view of life. But there is no grand theory. He does not expect all of his reflections to be of interest to everyone, but he hopes that everyone will find something of interest.
This is the third of a three-part series.
Woon Tai Ho is a writer and media veteran. He wrote his first book, To Paint a Smile in 2008. The genre-defying book weaved political, economic and social events into the art and philosophy of Singapore's renowned artist, Tan Swie Hian. Since then, he has been a prolific writer. Tai Ho wrote his first novel, Riot Green, in 2013. He has written two books on artist Lim Tze Peng, the second, Soul of Ink has been translated in Chinese. This year, he published Transition: The Story of PN Balji, a biography of Singapore's print veteran and media personality.
In media, he is best known for starting the Asia-wide news channel, Channel NewsAsia in 1999. In the course of more than two decades, he launched news and entertainment channels across Asia, including MiTV and Channel K in Myanmar.
Cover Type: Hardcover, Paperback
Page Count: 492
Year Published: 2023
Size: 150mm x 230mm