In Memory of Madam Kwa Geok Choo (1920-2010) – S$12.00

About the Book

This collection of cartoons about the life of Mrs Lee Kuan Yew nee madam Kwa Geok Choo and her husband is renown cartoonist, Morgan Chua’s response to the passing on of Madam Kwa Geok Choo in 2010. He felt that a glimpse into the early as well as private life of Madam Kwa was important to complete the official narrative of a woman who had contributed so much to independent Singapore. He spent much time in researching her family background some of which had hitherto never been published before.

This completed book of cartoons which were published in 2011 elicited letters of compliment from Mr Lee Kuan Yew and Lee Hsien Loong which, according to Morgan, “is even better than the Cultural Medallion award” given by the Republic of Singapore.

All attributable proceeds from this first edition of the book will be given to the family of the late Morgan Chua for use in charitable causes.

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About the Author

Morgan Chua was known for his astute and biting political cartoons. Described as “Review’s Unsparing Brushman” by the South China Morning Post and as the “Legendary Cartoonist of Singapore” by Asia Week, Morgan’s drawing were first published by the Pioneer, a magazine published by the Singapore Armed Forces which provides news on army matters relating to Singapore. He worked for the Singapore Herald in 1970 as the editorial artist before moving on to The Asian as and then the Far Eastern Economic Review (FEER) as its first art director at the age of 23.

In 1989, Morgan was in China when the events of Tiananmen Square occurred. Shocked by the events, he drew more than 100 cartoons of the massacre which were later published in his book, Tiananmen in the same year.

In his time, Morgan has illustrated iconic covers for FEER, using leader personalities such as Li Ka-Shing as “Superman Li”, Margaret Thatcher, Prince Sihanouk, Tun Razak, Indira Gandhi and Lee Kuan Yew.

Hard at work right up to the time when he passed on in 2018, Morgan Chua’s works have left a mark and a void on political cartooning in Singapore which would be hard to fill.


Title: In Memory of Madam Kwa Geok Choo (1920 -2010)

Author: Morgan Chua (1949 – 2018)

ISBN: 9789810879723

Book Weight: 214g

Book Size: 184mm x 184mm

Pages: 72pp + 4pp cover

Printing: cover – 4C x 0C; contents – 1C x 1C

Price: SGD$12

Finish: Paperback

Genre: Graphic novel

Additional information

Weight 214 g
Dimensions 18.4 × 18.4 cm


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