Last Train from Tanjong Pagar
By Koh Hong Teng
Based on tours and place histories
by Lai Chee Kien
Epigram Books, 2014
S$24.90, 214 pages
KOH Hong Teng is the first Singaporean to win international acclaim as a graphic novelist when his 2012 work Ten Sticks and One Rice - which he co-wrote with Oh Yong Hwee - scored a Bronze at the International Manga Awards.
Taking historical fact and working in an entertaining fictional narrative is a skill the seasoned comic artist uses well in Last Train...