A chess board with ivory and black tiles. On the board are six red pieces and one light green piece. The light green piece is shaped like a pawn with a woman’s torso on the top. The red pieces range from a knight which is shaped like a merlion; a bishop with the top resembling a mosque dome; a rook with a small house set on top of the tower resembling the logo of the Housing and Development Board; another rook with a metal grille set on top of the tower, resembling the logo of the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority; and a bishop with the top dome altered to resemble the logo of the Ministry of Manpower. The red pieces are arranged around the green piece so as to trap it; there is no move it could make without coming into danger of being captured. Illustration by Charis Loke.

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