Andre Yeo imagines Singapore under attack in debut novel 9th Of August

In the book 9th Of August, by Andre Yeo (above), six suicide bombers sneak into Singapore with a plan to strike on National Day 2020.
In the book 9th Of August, by Andre Yeo (above), six suicide bombers sneak into Singapore with a plan to strike on National Day 2020.ST PHOTO: SYAMIL SAPARI

Journalist Andre Yeo wrote his debut novel, 9th Of August, to remind Singaporeans to be vigilant and not take homeland security for granted

After 10 years as a crime reporter, Andre Yeo has seen some of the worst sides of humanity. He has rushed to murder scenes, watched people brought to court for sexually abusing their own children and once spent the night in a Johor Baru prison cell. He knows exactly how blood smells.

But there is something he has yet to see in Singapore and fears every day that he will - a terrorist attack.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 03, 2018, with the headline 'Terror on his mind'. Print Edition | Subscribe