What is it like to be homeless in Singapore and then enter politics? Coconuts Singapore’s Nurul Azliah chatted with author-entrepreneur Liyana Dhamirah about her journey from homeless mother sleeping in a tent to being a candidate in the 2020 Singapore general election. This special abbreviated episode of The Coconuts Podcast is out early due to the Singapore election cooling off period and holiday.
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The Coconuts Podcast delivers impactful, weird, and wonderful reporting by our journalists on the ground in eight cities: Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Manila, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Yangon, and Bali. Listen to headline news and insightful interviews on matters large and small, designed for people located in – or curious about – Southeast Asia and Hong Kong.