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TV Looks Back

Nov 16, 2017 | No Comments
TV Looks Back

The first television programme to hit Singapore’s airwaves was a 15-minute documentary, ‘TV Looks at Singapore’, broadcast on 15 February 1963. More than half a century later, two veteran broadcasters – and old friends – look back at the early days of broadcasting in Singapore. Passersby hurry by, staring at their mobile phones. But at […]

Time Ticks On

Nov 9, 2017 | No Comments
Time Ticks On

Tucked away in a corner of the sleepy Tanjong Katong Complex is Mr Goh Seng Moh’s K2 Watch Company. A local maker and mender of watches, Mr Goh has been involved in his family’s trade since the age of 12. The weekend crowd at K2 watch company. Image Source: C. Goh It is 3pm on […]

Immigration Nation

Nov 2, 2017 | No Comments
Immigration Nation

Singapore’s success would not have been possible without the women who keep it afloat by taking on the burdens of domestic care—not only mothers, but also the maids. “If the maid is so difficult, why don’t we do without her? But the very idea seems unthinkable. We, the middle-class, depend on the maid so much […]

Catwalking Down Memory Lane

Oct 20, 2017 | No Comments
Catwalking Down Memory Lane

Hailed as the ‘godfather’ of Singapore fashion, Mr Daniel Boey has been intimately involved in the industry for over 27 years. Read about his reminiscences of the local fashion scene’s heyday in the 1980s and ’90s. Fire up a laptop, type in the fashion label in the browser’s search bar and whip out the credit […]

Dancing Through The Years

Oct 12, 2017 | No Comments
Dancing Through The Years

Mr Aravinth Kumarasamy fondly remembers how the traditional Indian dance known as Bharatanatyam was flourishing during its golden years in the 1980s and early ’90s. Although its mainstream glory may have faded today, the spirit of the dance lives on. Bharatanatyam has evolved with the times, finding success with a new generation of practitioners. When […]

The Art of Calligraphy

Oct 5, 2017 | No Comments
The Art of Calligraphy

In 1996, at the age of 60, Madam Tan Sok Huan decided it was finally time to revive her childhood past-time of Chinese calligraphy – she had chanced upon a calligraphy class at the Serangoon Gardens Community Centre. And in the end, she found much more than just a retirement hobby. There, she became a […]