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#RedDotStories: The Root of Oral Health

Mar 18, 2019 | No Comments
#RedDotStories: The Root of Oral Health

When Professor Loh Hong Sai began his dentistry degree in the 1960s, he was filled with uncertainty and doubt; dentistry wasn’t a respected vocation back then, and he didn’t know if he would enjoy it. Today, he knows he has found the perfect career for him and has dedicated over 40 years of his life […]

Keeping the Dance Alive

Mar 10, 2019 | No Comments
Keeping the Dance Alive

Like many other traditions, Malay dance faces the threat of extinction in today’s fast-paced, technology-driven society. Mdm Som Binte Mohamed Said, 66, better known as Mdm Som Said, has spent more than half her life championing this art form. Through her efforts, she has continued keeping the tradition alive for more than 40 years. Malay […]

Better by Design

Mar 3, 2019 | No Comments
Better by Design

The Baharuddin Vocational Institute (BVI) was established in 1969 with the aim of developing skilled local designers and craftsmen. Located in Queenstown, it was the first local tertiary institution to focus on the manual and applied arts. Nancy Wee, an alumnus of BVI who is now a design lecturer herself, shares the influence the institute […]

The Call of the Wild

Feb 26, 2019 | No Comments
The Call of the Wild

It’s said that if you do something you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. Raja Segran shares his journey from a quiet, introverted keeper at the Jurong Bird Park to becoming one of its most celebrated live presenters.   Raja’s first visit to the Jurong Bird Park with his family in 1971. Photo […]

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