Isa Kamari

Isa Kamari is a prominent figure in Singapore’s Malay literary scene. He has gained critical acclaim for many of his works, which range from novels and short stories to poetry and essays. He is also a musician and has crafted scripts for television and theatre. In 2007, his contributions to the nation were officially recognised when he was conferred the most prestigious arts award in Singapore, the Cultural Medallion; he is the first non-full-time artist to receive the award.

Bus 67 | Bas 67

Eyes thick with dreams. Sweat-slicked seats wicked by breeze, a cockroach drowses in the dusty cracks between. Outside, a fugue of motion: people, cars criss-cross roads trundling from Paya Lebar to Kallang, lorongs swell with stories split from Asia’s belly, …

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