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#RedDotStories: The Secret Life of Jimmy Boy

Sep 16, 2018 | No Comments
#RedDotStories: The Secret Life of Jimmy Boy

Former secret society headman, Toh Ah Ba, once led a group of over 20 members under his charge. He shares anecdotes and stories of a bygone era, and the lessons learnt from his past.

A Transition in Time

Sep 9, 2018 | No Comments
A Transition in Time

Amy Tashiana, 51, a former transgender model who carved out a successful career in the industry, shared with us her journey of self-discovery and experience in the modelling business. It was ironic that Amy asked to meet in Bugis, a former haven for transgenders between the 1950s and ’80s. Though many of them walked the […]

A Chip Off the Old Block

Sep 2, 2018 | No Comments
A Chip Off the Old Block

In the midst of a workshop of freshly engraved tombstones and ornate urns on display, we were greeted by Mr Darren Tan and his father, Mr Johnny Tan, who have been involved in the funerary business for almost 50 years. Together, they share with us their company’s humble beginnings and what the future holds for […]

From Stage Actress to Scholar

Aug 26, 2018 | No Comments
From Stage Actress to Scholar

Although Margaret Chan carved a name for herself as a stage and television actress in her younger days, she understood the harsh reality of show business: as she aged, roles for older women would be increasingly hard to come by. Hence she turned to academia, through which she believes she can continue to contribute to […]

Catching the Moment, One Frame at a Time

Aug 17, 2018 | No Comments
Catching the Moment, One Frame at a Time

We caught up with the mind behind Lao Diam (Hokkien for “old shops”), a photo series shot by professional photographer Nicky Loh, 35, in a bid to recapture and preserve the old-world charm of Commonwealth, the estate that he grew up in. These shops aren’t just a place of business, but meeting points filled with […]

#RedDotStories: The Passionate Hokkien Opera Artiste

Aug 12, 2018 | No Comments
#RedDotStories: The Passionate Hokkien Opera Artiste

Mdm Tan Cai Hong started learning Hokkien opera at the age of 15 and is now a veteran artiste with over 40 years of experience. She shares her passion for performing and the challenges of this dying form of art that seems to fade more into oblivion with each passing year.