Monthly Archives: December 2013

Not Everyone in Singapore Has a Happy New Year

Singapore’s migrant labor muscled its way into the news recently when a riot broke out in Little India over the accidental killing of an Indian worker by a public bus. The authorities insisted on treating the riot as a matter

Not Everyone in Singapore Has a Happy New Year

Singapore’s migrant labor muscled its way into the news recently when a riot broke out in Little India over the accidental killing of an Indian worker by a public bus. The authorities insisted on treating the riot as a matter

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View of Kampungs in Tanjong Rhu in the 1980s. Photo: Quek Tong Swee Something old for the old year that is about to pass into the past. According to the Singapore newspaper Today, Quek Tong Swee started documenting the changing landscape

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View of Kampungs in Tanjong Rhu in the 1980s. Photo: Quek Tong Swee Something old for the old year that is about to pass into the past. According to the Singapore newspaper Today, Quek Tong Swee started documenting the changing landscape

Singapore’s Favorite Poem

Josiah Ng, a film-maker, writes of “Without You” by Tania De Rozario: “Anyway, this is my favourite sg poem for rather, well… personal reasons. Poems have the ability to communicate innermost feelings, and this was a poem that helped me

Singapore’s Favorite Poem

Josiah Ng, a film-maker, writes of “Without You” by Tania De Rozario: “Anyway, this is my favourite sg poem for rather, well… personal reasons. Poems have the ability to communicate innermost feelings, and this was a poem that helped me

Ravi Shankar on the Ties that Bind Singapore and America

An award-winning poet and the founding editor of Drunken Boat, one of the world’s oldest electronic journals of the arts, Ravi Shankar was in Singapore recently to read at the American Writers Festival, an event co-sponsored by the Singapore Management

Ravi Shankar on the Ties that Bind Singapore and America

An award-winning poet and the founding editor of Drunken Boat, one of the world’s oldest electronic journals of the arts, Ravi Shankar was in Singapore recently to read at the American Writers Festival, an event co-sponsored by the Singapore Management

Singapore’s Favorite Poem

Cyril Wong, poet, nominates as his favorite Singapore poem Leong Liew Geok’s “The Gardener’s Had Enough.” He writes: Leong Liew Geok’s poetry collection, Women Without Men (Times, 2000), features a monologue that stretches over several poems. It succeeds in conveying

Singapore’s Favorite Poem

Cyril Wong, poet, nominates as his favorite Singapore poem Leong Liew Geok’s “The Gardener’s Had Enough.” He writes: Leong Liew Geok’s poetry collection, Women Without Men (Times, 2000), features a monologue that stretches over several poems. It succeeds in conveying

Ghost: The Body at the Turn of the Century

Catch the “Ghost” sculpture show in its final days at Singapore’s Sculpture Square. The 69-day show, started on 25 October, will end on 31 December. Against the pristine surface of the State, the body – unruly, visceral, and ephemeral –

Ghost: The Body at the Turn of the Century

Catch the “Ghost” sculpture show in its final days at Singapore’s Sculpture Square. The 69-day show, started on 25 October, will end on 31 December. Against the pristine surface of the State, the body – unruly, visceral, and ephemeral –

Adnan & Comrades, Bukit Chandu

Bukit Chandu (Malay for “Opium Hill”) was named after an opium-processing factory at the foot of the hill. On it was fought one of the last and fiercest battles before the British surrendered Singapore to Japan on 15 February 1942.

Adnan & Comrades, Bukit Chandu

Bukit Chandu (Malay for “Opium Hill”) was named after an opium-processing factory at the foot of the hill. On it was fought one of the last and fiercest battles before the British surrendered Singapore to Japan on 15 February 1942.