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Gani Abdul Karim
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Jeremiah Choy
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Tan Tarn How
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Babes Conde
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TAN TARN HOW





Tan Tarn How


Tan Tarn How, senior research fellow at the Institute of Policy Studies, Singapore, graduated in 1982 from Peterhouse College, University of Cambridge with a Natural Sciences Tripos. He also has a Diploma in Education from Singapore’s Institute of Education. After teaching, he joined The Straits Times and from 1987-1996 was a political reporter, op-ed writer, arts deputy editor, and foreign correspondent in Hong Kong and Beijing.


He left to be head scriptwriter for television drama at MediaCorp for two years before returning to the newspaper in 1999 to be its science and technology editor, political correspondent and deputy news editor until 2005. He has also been the associate artistic director of the drama company Theatreworks, leading workshops for budding playwrights. Tan Tarn How published Six Plays and Fear of Writing with Epigram Books in 2011. His play “Machine” won the Best Script in the annual Life! Theatre Awards in 2003. His play “First Emperor’s Last Days” was name one of the Hong Kong's ten productions of 1999. In 1996, he was joint winner of the National Book Development Council Drama Award for the play 'Undercover'.