“Phua Chu Kang”(1997-2007) and the Maleness of Singaporean National Identity

Content Warning: Homophobia Ask anyone who's lived through the nineties for the television series that best represents Singapore, and many might respond with Phua Chu Kang (1997-2007). Phua Chu Kang, a sitcom featuring its eponymous Singlish-slinging contractor (Gurmit Singh), is so deeply tied with this generation's idea of Singaporeanness that Chu Kang has become shorthand … Continue reading “Phua Chu Kang”(1997-2007) and the Maleness of Singaporean National Identity