Ho Chee Lick

Ho Chee Lick is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chinese Studies at the National University of Singapore. He holds a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Kansas, USA. Being a person of many talents, Ho is also an artist, a bilingual poet and translator, a newspaper columnist, and a musician.

Ho started learning art from Chen Wen Hsi and Chen Chong Swee at the Chinese High School during the 1960s. He later studied under the former in his studio for two years. Since then, art has remained his lifelong passion.

Books by Anne Ho Chee Lick


With crayons and stained paper, artist Ho Chee Lick wanders around neighbourhoods in Singapore observing, perceiving, looking for that “something”: quiet and unremarkable objects and scenes of basic everyday life. One day some of his drawings came into the hands of poet Anne Lee Tzu Pheng who rediscovers the quiet beauty of these captured moments and explores their story with her words.

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