The Annual Old Left Luncheon 🧧

Once a year, I get treated to some loud, warbly old-school Chinese karaoke at the annual lunch gathering of the Old Left. The Old Left generally refers to the members of the post-WWII leftist, anti-colonial movement, many of whom were Chinese-educated students, activists, trade unionists, and politicians. These are the people whose mobilisation and organising pushed back against colonialism and swept the People’s Action Party into power in 1959.

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