Published on 27 Sep 2021

From vampiric to vulnerable - how foreigners are portrayed in Singapore films

The Straits Times, page C5 -

Ignorant, second-rate, morally degenerate and even vampiric. These are some of the ways in which elite foreigners – usually male Westerners – have been portrayed in Singapore films since the 1990s, noted Professor Kenneth Paul Tan in a paper titled The Foreigner In Singapore Films. Prof Tan, of Hong Kong Baptist University, presented his paper last Thursday at an online film symposium organised by the NTU’s WKWSCI.