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When Art Finds a Way

Apr 15, 2018 | No Comments
When Art Finds a Way

From a young age, Arthur P. Y. Ting’s (71) love for art was never in doubt. We spoke with him as he shared with us the eventful journey he has undertaken to becoming the mixed-media artist he is today. “Artists are usually poor.” That was the word of caution from Arthur’s mother when he informed […]

A Life in Technicolour

Apr 2, 2018 | No Comments
A Life in Technicolour

Rangoli – intricate, brightly coloured Indian floor drawings traditionally made with dyed rice powder –  are created to mark special occasions such as festivals, weddings and births. We dropped in for a chat with Vijaya Mohan, a world-renowned rangoli artist who learned to draw rangoli as a child, and adapted the traditional art from her […]

Moulding the Past, Shaping the Present

Dec 21, 2017 | No Comments
Moulding the Past, Shaping the Present

During the onset of the Asian financial crisis in 1997 Mr Heng Chye Yam bought over a business making moulds for cutting paper products such as carpark coupons. Little did he know that the process of creating moulds for these ubiquitous coupons would be so complicated – or that they would become such meaningful mementos […]

As Good as Gold

Dec 14, 2017 | No Comments
As Good as Gold

A wander through the heartlands of Ang Mo Kio might lead you to stumble upon one of Singapore’s last great jewellers. Learn about Mr Yeung’s story and how he chanced upon the goldsmith profession. At first glance into the premises of Da Kwong Jewellery, you might hesitate to part with your ring. Mr Yeung spends […]

On a Mission to Preserve Singapore’s Memories

Dec 7, 2017 | No Comments
On a Mission to Preserve Singapore’s Memories

Over the past 50 years as a tour guide, Mrs Geraldene Lowe-Ismail has walked all over Singapore collecting stories from people and places, and sharing them with others. It is her way of preserving Singapore’s history, heritage and memories. It was a tomb that looked like any other until tour guide, Mrs Geraldene Lowe-Ismail, took […]

Witnessing History in the Making on the Screen

Nov 30, 2017 | No Comments
Witnessing History in the Making on the Screen

When Mr Fadzlillah Fadzil took on a job at the television station as technician in 1964, he thought he had stepped into an exciting industry with a future. Instead, he bore witness to some of the most historic moments in Singapore history, recording the images and sounds that would inspire, inform and entertain generations of […]