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Stepping into Life’s Design

Feb 19, 2019 | No Comments
Stepping into Life’s Design

Disarmingly congenial, Allein Moore’s wry affable laugh sparked across the line from Malaysia where he currently resides in semi-retired contentment. Besides lecturing and running his website, the advertising guru likes to walk his dog and enjoy life. In our immensely engaging phone interview, he shared his colourful legacy in Singapore’s advertising scene. Growing up in […]

#RedDotStories: The Familiar Voice of Tamil Radio

Feb 12, 2019 | No Comments
#RedDotStories: The Familiar Voice of Tamil Radio

A veteran from the Tamil arts and media scene, Mr Re Somasundaram has taken on many roles through the decades – as an actor, presenter, radio announcer, theatre producer and director. It all started in 1979 when he applied to be a radio DJ on now defunct station ‘Radio Malaya’. https://youtu.be/s4WcVh3cSfg

Binding the Seams of Life

Jan 27, 2019 | No Comments
Binding the Seams of Life

Through her humble quilting shop, Quilts ‘N’ Calicoes, Ira Joseph not only touched the lives of her customers but her community as well. Pouring herself into each and every project she worked on, that Ira brightened up our world is an understatement. Her son, Sanjay, shares with us his mother’s story and legacy. Speaking over […]

#RedDotStories: The 81-Year-Old Grand Master of Wood

Jan 22, 2019 | No Comments
#RedDotStories: The 81-Year-Old Grand Master of Wood

Nearly 40 years ago, a master craftsman offered him a meager starting wage of $10 as an apprentice. Rather than scoff at that offer, he took it to earn a livelihood in the streets of Hong Kong. Today, Mr Du Wah King has risen to become his own master at Wah King Furniture. Learn more […]

Threads of Memories

Jan 15, 2019 | No Comments
Threads of Memories

Sarita Alurkar-Sriram, 50, is a champion and keen collector of the traditional Indian dress, sari. She is particularly appreciative of the garment’s historical and cultural value and has devoted time to sharing her knowledge and passion with the public. “It was like a piece of art coming to life in front of my eyes. It […]

Getting the News Out

Jan 6, 2019 | No Comments
Getting the News Out

Before the advent of sensationalised Facebook articles and 140-character snippets of information on Twitter, newspapers were the go-to source for news and lottery updates. The ubiquitous newspaper stand along the road still exists, but technology has slowly, but surely, seen to their decline. We sat down to hear the story of Lam Siew Ping and […]