Mask-wearing market-goers walk past a grocery store at Little India on January 16, 2021. It has been nine months since Singapore made the use of masks mandatory to tackle the spread of COVID-19. For a country with no mask-wearing culture, Singaporeans have adapted well, partly because anyone caught not wearing a mask will risk a $300 fine.
An accountant by training and a former tax consultant, Soh Wee Ling is a self-taught photographer and writer interested in exploring the themes of identity, immigration and the diaspora, particularly as a Chinese-Singaporean. Her photos have been published in various print and online publications, accompanying her stories. She currently resides in Singapore after spending more than 10 years abroad, in China, Hong Kong and France.