It Changed My Life

It Changed My Life: From struggling artist to top crime-buster

He put aside artistic dreams to be cop for over 40 years, solving several murder cases

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Retired senior police investigator Mr Gordon Toh solved many homicide cases during his career, including the murder of his late mentor Mr T. Maniam.
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Gordon Toh was struggling as a woodcut print artist in Taiping, Perak, in the 1970s and reckoned a diploma from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore could be his ticket to a brighter future.

But since he had no funds to finance such an undertaking, he decided he would work here for a couple of years first.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 17, 2018, with the headline It Changed My Life: From struggling artist to top crime-buster. Subscribe