This is still a work-in-progress with illustrations and text roughed in to get the story going.
The frames are presented in storyboard fashion to provide a cinematic feel.

Note: To continue reading the story when you reach the bottom of the page, click "Older Posts" or navigate through the "Blog Archive".

Self-Promotion: New T-Shirts celebrating the Hibiscus and the Vanda Miss Joaquim

The Hibiscus Collection:

This design features a new interpretation of the Hibiscus that flowers in sunny Singapore, and many species are on show in the famed Botanic Gardens and the Gardens by the Bay.

While visitors marvel at the beauty and glamour of orchids grown here, it is the native Hibiscus that occupies a special pride of place in local culture as the “Bunga Raya” or “Flower of Celebration”.

Available in different styles and colours.

Check it out here.

© Tan Choon Hong 2017. All rights reserved.

Image © zazzle.com

The Vanda Miss Joaquim Collection:

This design is inspired by Singapore’s national flower – the Vanda Miss Joaquim, a hybrid orchid crossbred by Singapore-born Armenian horticulturist Agnes Joaquim in the 1800s. 

Available in different styles and colours.

Check it out here.

© Tan Choon Hong 2017. All rights reserved.

Image © Zazzle.com

Nanyang The Movie – a pre-visualization of chapter 1


To the south of China lies this vast and timeless land that the Chinese call Nanyang, or the Southern Ocean. The region encompasses all the waters and lands of southeast Asia, the Malay archipelago and beyond.

Since ancient times the Chinese have sailed the seas of Nanyang in search of the vast riches that is the stuff of dreams. Many have become fabulously rich, others paid with their very lives. Through their enterprise great cities have sprung up linking peoples of many skins and tongues through their common desire to trade. It is in this romantic setting that my story unfolds.

“Nanyang” tells of two brothers Seng and Hock who, separated during a shipwreck and after many twists and turns in their lives, eventually come face to face on opposites of the law.

The outcome marks the turning point in their journey from boys to men.

In telling this tale, I myself have embarked on a journey of a thousand miles. This little video says I have taken the first step.

Best viewed full screen and with minimum 2.1 speakers on.

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