Colin Goh

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Colin Goh (simplified Chinese: 吴荣平; traditional Chinese: 吳榮平; pinyin: Wú Róng Píng) is a Singaporean film maker, satirist and cartoonist. He was a former practicing attorney who has turned to full-time writing and illustration.

Goh first rose to prominence with his comic strip, The Concrete Jungle, which appeared on a regular basis in the Singapore tabloid, The New Paper.

In 1996, his play, The Body Politic, was performed at the Singapore Arts Festival. The play was also performed at the Royal Court Theatre in London.

He went on to set up, a website which poked fun at the various idiosyncratic aspects of what it meant to be a Singaporean. The site's copious use of Singlish and occasional digs at the bureaucracies made it a popular one.[1]

Together with his wife, Joyceln Woo Yen Yen, they made their first full-feature film, Talking Cock (2002).[2] They won the Montblanc award for best new screenwriters at the 54th San Sebastian International Film Festival for their second film Singapore Dreaming (2006). The couple also produce Dim Sum Warriors, a graphic novel and bilingual iPad app series about kung fu-fighting dumplings.[3]

Goh regularly contributes satirical pieces to Singapore's 8 Days magazine. In 2014, Goh contributed a short story to the Singapore Noir anthology.[4]


  1. ^ Reuters (21 December 2006). SINGAPORE: Politics is no laughing matter, Jamaica Gleaner
  2. ^ (22 July 2002). A War of Words Over 'Singlish', Time (magazine)
  3. ^ "Dim Sum Warriors". Colin and Yen Yen. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Singapore Noir". Akshaic Books. Retrieved 15 September 2014.