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#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 […]

When Music is in Your Blood

Dec 31, 2018 | No Comments
When Music is in Your Blood

Hailing from a family of prominent musicians, Trisno Ishak, 39, rose to fame as the lead singer of Urban Xchange, and later Parking Lot Pimp. As the saying goes, the apple never falls far from the tree. Given his family’s background in the music scene, this is certainly the case with Trisno, whose family members, […]

#RedDotStories: For the Love of Leather

Dec 23, 2018 | No Comments
#RedDotStories: For the Love of Leather

Though there seems to be a recent increase in the number of craftsmen and makers setting up shop in Singapore, not many veteran artisans remain in business. Longtime leather craftsman Soh Jin Kheng, who fell in love with leathercraft as a young man and has spent the last 30 years dedicated to his art, shares […]

The Voice of the Voiceless

Dec 16, 2018 | No Comments
The Voice of the Voiceless

Since founding the Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (HOME) in 2004, Bridget Tan has been lauded both regionally and internationally for her work with migrant workers and combating human trafficking. Despite financial and health issues, she has continued to persevere and help the discriminated and marginalised. Bridget Tan, 69, has an impressive résumé. Her advocacy […]