About Void Decker

Void Decker is a born and bred Singaporean currently residing in London, England with his lovely wife. Despite the rather unfortunate solemn face and reserved disposition, he has much to say on sociopolitical issues that continue to plague his beloved homeland. But, alas, the occasional bouts of l’esprit de l’escalier mean that it is perhaps easier for him to pen down his thoughts than to express them in speech to anyone who cares to listen. There aren’t that many of such people to begin with, granted, but still, it’s a long distance to shout across.

The void deck, on the other hand, is a much more purposeful commodity found at the ground level of HDB flats. It is where Void Decker spent bits of his lost youth around a table-tennis table not far from where his parents live. While the folks have not moved for the past thirty years, the same can’t be said of the table, which has long since upgraded. To the uninitiated foreigner, the void deck might sound like an unkind and uniquely Singaporean term for an empty vessel. Arguably, then, where Void Decker is concerned, there must be some truth in that.

Table Tennis Table at Void Deck

Void Decker’s old hangout [Photo Credit: Remember Singapore]

12 Responses

  1. Kay Mohlman
    Kay Mohlman September 21, 2012 at 6:29 am · Reply

    Love your masthead, Void Decker!

  2. J Amy Emeelea
    J Amy Emeelea September 26, 2012 at 10:11 am · Reply

    ah~ i’ve been searching for a virtual void deck for quite sometime and stumbled upon here! Will be popping in to say hello ever so often and please keep on writing.

  3. Eugene
    Eugene November 23, 2012 at 5:52 am · Reply

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  5. Angeline
    Angeline January 12, 2013 at 3:16 am · Reply

    I chanced upon your blog this morning. Your posts are thoughtful and well-written. I hope you don’t mind but I spotted a grammar error in the “About Void Decker” segment, i.e. “the table, who has long since upgraded”. as “the table” is an object, the correct pronoun should be “which” instead of “who”.
    Please keep on writing.

  6. Macrothinker
    Macrothinker January 23, 2013 at 12:53 am · Reply

    I am glad that I chanced upon your blog. Another read-worthy blog to add to my collection. Likewise, I am a GCT labelled “quitter” of Singapore but still concerned about the happenings in my homeland. I will definitely be coming back here to share your thoughts.

  7. BING NG
    BING NG May 31, 2013 at 5:17 am · Reply

    I like what you write & I’m adding you as someone I’d like to continue reading. THX.

    I’m in Santa Ana, California, USA.

    I’m an Overseas Singaporean like you. So we have that in common, yes?

    1. voiddecker
      voiddecker May 31, 2013 at 7:44 am · Reply

      The weather is much nicer on your side. Thanks for reading!

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