First, let me declare a bias: I like short stories. To my mind the short story is a format much neglected these days by publishers. So three cheers for Monsoon Books, the publisher of this collection.
Actually, I need to qualify my opening statement: I like well-written short stories. And these ARE well-written short stories. While each author has his own "voice", the pieces are all little literary gems. The tales range from the traditional whodunnit (or perhaps "howdunnit" would be more accurate) through the ugly, the touching and the personal to the surreal: each with a Singapore twist - or should that be "Singapore sling"?
One tip though: I'd recommend NOT to read the introduction before you start on the stories. In my view it's better to approach each of the stories without preconceptions. Enjoy!