Be My Baby

Be My Baby

WHEN Neil told his mother he was having his first baby, she suggested he should “write his usual bollocks” and turn the journey in to a daddy’s diary.Almost a year later, in November 2008, Be My Baby (On the Road to Fatherhood) was released in...
Complete notes from Singapore

Complete notes from Singapore

Ten years after the incident happened, Neil ended up right back where he started: introducing a book that includes a semi-naked landlady.The only difference was there were now three titles in one volume. Released in 2007, Complete Notes From Singapore was the dumpwee...
Final notes from a great island

Final notes from a great island

Neil was watching an episode of Bargain Hunt on cable TV when he decided to write a farewell tour-type travel guide of Singapore. A British programme, Bargain Hunt follows the fortunes of middle-aged, middle-class couples in bright sweaters trying to make a profit at...
Scribbles from the same island

Scribbles from the same island

In 2002, Neil Humphreys wrote a feature in TODAY newspaper examining inter-racial relationships in Singapore. The piece attracted more public feedback than any other issue that week (including the topic of recycled water, which raised the possibility of people...
Notes from an even smaller island

Notes from an even smaller island

From the aunties in the hawker centres to expats dressed as bananas, from Singlish to kiasuism, and from Singaporeans at home to Singaporeans abroad, Humphreys explores all aspects of Singaporean life, taking in the sights, dissecting the culture and illuminating each...