Day 22

30 Days Of Art With NAC: Lamentations by Amanda Chong

To inspire and uplift readers as the country emerges from the Covid-19 circuit breaker, The Straits Times, supported by the National Arts Council as part of the #SGCultureAnywhere campaign, has commissioned 30 works by local writers and artists on the pandemic and what it will be like when all this is over


• Amanda Chong, 30, is the author of poetry collection Professions (2016). She works with children from low-income families through non-profit ReadAble and during the circuit breaker, has worked with them on reflecting on the pandemic, such as the digital divide in home-based learning or the impact of Covid-19 on migrant workers.

• To read the other works in this series online, go to To listen to them in a podcast, go to

• For more local digital arts offerings, visit to appreciate #SGCultureAnywhere

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 07, 2020, with the headline 30 Days Of Art With NAC: Lamentations by Amanda Chong. Subscribe