Monthly Archives: November 2015

That’s the Dream

Elisabeth Ng is a young Singaporean actor with big dreams. After giving up a career in investment banking, she moved from Singapore to London and then to New York City to pursue acting. Her NY film debut Paper Dolls was an Asian

That’s the Dream

Elisabeth Ng is a young Singaporean actor with big dreams. After giving up a career in investment banking, she moved from Singapore to London and then to New York City to pursue acting. Her NY film debut Paper Dolls was an Asian

Thanksgiving Poem

SP wishes all our readers a very happy Thanksgiving.   Gorgeous Unfinished Wood Braced in Grey Iron by Jee Leong Koh   Save us from being devoured by the new thatch or the shiny nails. Xunka’ Utz’utz’ Ni’, “So the

Thanksgiving Poem

SP wishes all our readers a very happy Thanksgiving.   Gorgeous Unfinished Wood Braced in Grey Iron by Jee Leong Koh   Save us from being devoured by the new thatch or the shiny nails. Xunka’ Utz’utz’ Ni’, “So the

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Paris Mon Amour

  Singapour Mon Amour, held for the first time in Paris in June 2015, was a presentation of Singapore’s contemporary art by innovative curatorial platform Lowave and its French partners, musée du quai Branly, Centre Georges Pompidou, Église Saint-Merry, La

/ Art

Paris Mon Amour

  Singapour Mon Amour, held for the first time in Paris in June 2015, was a presentation of Singapore’s contemporary art by innovative curatorial platform Lowave and its French partners, musée du quai Branly, Centre Georges Pompidou, Église Saint-Merry, La

UNION

Union, a literary anthology jointly published by Ethos Books Singapore and Drunken Boat Media, celebrates 50 years of writing from Singapore and 15 years of the US-based journal Drunken Boat. Editors Alvin Pang and Ravi Shankar have assembled in one

UNION

Union, a literary anthology jointly published by Ethos Books Singapore and Drunken Boat Media, celebrates 50 years of writing from Singapore and 15 years of the US-based journal Drunken Boat. Editors Alvin Pang and Ravi Shankar have assembled in one

Open Letter in Response to National Arts Council CEO Kathy Lai’s Letter to the Straits Times (November 7, 2015)

I am greatly saddened by the NAC CEO’s defense of censorship in response to Ong Keng Sen’s radio interview and Haresh Sharma’s Cultural Medallion speech. In his hard-hitting interview, Ong Keng Sen criticized state censorship of the arts for infantilizing

Open Letter in Response to National Arts Council CEO Kathy Lai’s Letter to the Straits Times (November 7, 2015)

I am greatly saddened by the NAC CEO’s defense of censorship in response to Ong Keng Sen’s radio interview and Haresh Sharma’s Cultural Medallion speech. In his hard-hitting interview, Ong Keng Sen criticized state censorship of the arts for infantilizing

Saffron from Singapore

How does Singapore appear in the imaginings of contemporary writers not from Singapore? What do writers find poetic about Singapore? How does the country resist the imagination? Reference Singapore is a thread on SP that collects such writings and raises

Saffron from Singapore

How does Singapore appear in the imaginings of contemporary writers not from Singapore? What do writers find poetic about Singapore? How does the country resist the imagination? Reference Singapore is a thread on SP that collects such writings and raises

Singapore’s Favorite Poem

Jinat Rehana Begum, educator and author of First Fires, nominates Isa Kamari’s poem “The Koran Chanter of Geylang Serai” as her favorite poem by a Singaporean. She writes, “I love poems that preserve our collective memories of places and spaces

Singapore’s Favorite Poem

Jinat Rehana Begum, educator and author of First Fires, nominates Isa Kamari’s poem “The Koran Chanter of Geylang Serai” as her favorite poem by a Singaporean. She writes, “I love poems that preserve our collective memories of places and spaces