Success But On My Terms

Chai Yee Wei

June 19, 2019–Singapore’s definition of success is usually pegged to status and wealth. Singapore Filmmaker Chai Yee Wei chose his own definition of success and could be our best bet at the next Oscars. His film, “Benjamin’s Last Day at Katong Swimming Complex,” bagged the grand prize at an international short film festival. His film deals with homosexuality and he knew no local cinema would carry his film but documenting Singapore’s heritage was important enough for him to take risks and it paid off. According to a newspaper report, he is no stranger to “failure”  with earlier  business ventures that have gone bust but decided it was time to follow his heart more than his head.