About Lee Kah-Wee

Kah-Wee Lee is an Assistant Professor and the Associate Director of the Master of Urban Planning Programme at the National University of Singapore. He is an interdisciplinary scholar working across architectural history, urban studies and critical theory.

Singapore, Southeast Asia

Las Vegas in Singapore: Violence, Progress and the Crisis of Nationalist Modernity


This post is based on the author’s recent book published with NUS press. Marina Bay Sands (MBS), one of Singapore’s two Integrated Resorts (read: casino), is probably the most recognisable building in and outside of Singapore today. During an open-house session I attended in 2017, a spokesperson of the company boasted that “anyone who ‘googled’ […]