The Straits Times
Published on Nov 23, 2012

14-year-old student's James Bond obsession


Schoolboy Michael Teo's fascination with James Bond began at an early age, recalls his mother Susanna, 45, a teacher.

She recalls with a laugh: "He was about seven years old. We were all in the car and he started singing the theme song to Goldfinger by Shirley Bassey."

Michael, now aged 14, has his father to thank for introducing him to the world's most famous spy in 2004. He says: "I watched Johnny English, which is a spoof, and he made me watch the real thing: Die Another Day."

Almost a decade on from his first Bond film, he has amassed a collection of about 100 DVDs, novels, model vehicles, card games, magazines, commemorative stamps and more, all related to the world's most famous spy.