Singapura Images Postcard: Pulau Tekong
by Lee Xin Li
Even when he enlisted for national service, Xin Li kept his sketchbooks by his side. Drawing was the best way to visually document the events in camp, given the strict rules against image capturing during his days. At the end of his service, he had completed a series of sketchbooks, which would serve as material for Tekong Journal, a work still in progress.
Xin Li shares that a large portion of the pictorial journal is based on his personal experiences and that of his fellow army kakis, while the remaining of it covers some of Pulau Tekong’s strange happenings (ghost stories included).