ORCHARD ROAD was not only my first “professional” work (which I scored at the age of 17 for then-fledgling tabloid The New Paper), it was also the very first daily comic strip ever written by a local Singaporean cartoonist. Hitherto, the cartoons were either syndicated from overseas, or done by non-Singaporeans such as Colette’s “Sun Tan”. It was rough but full of youthful energy, and the experience also brought me my first brushes with censorship. The strip ran from 1988 to 1993, and was collected into 3 editions by Times Editions, now out of print. From 1993 on, I started doing The Concrete Jungle, also for The New Paper.