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Catching the Moment, One Frame at a Time

Aug 17, 2018 | No Comments
Catching the Moment, One Frame at a Time

We caught up with the mind behind Lao Diam (Hokkien for “old shops”), a photo series shot by professional photographer Nicky Loh, 35, in a bid to recapture and preserve the old-world charm of Commonwealth, the estate that he grew up in. These shops aren’t just a place of business, but meeting points filled with […]

#RedDotStories: The Passionate Hokkien Opera Artiste

Aug 12, 2018 | No Comments
#RedDotStories: The Passionate Hokkien Opera Artiste

Mdm Tan Cai Hong started learning Hokkien opera at the age of 15 and is now a veteran artiste with over 40 years of experience. She shares her passion for performing and the challenges of this dying form of art that seems to fade more into oblivion with each passing year.

Staging for the Next Generation

Aug 5, 2018 | No Comments
Staging for the Next Generation

When Aaron Tan founded Lex(s) Entertainment at the age of 25, he became the youngest getai organiser in Singapore. Aiming to rejuvenate the aging getai scene and tradition, Aaron works tirelessly to manage performers to provide extraordinary getai experiences for audiences today. In the past, the word getai (歌台; live stage performance) would probably conjure […]

Berth of Success

Jul 30, 2018 | No Comments
Berth of Success

As the early morning breeze swept gently through the trees surrounding the pavilion atop Kent Ridge Park, it formed the perfect setting for the reunion of two old friends, Anthony Ranasinghe, 67, and James Goh, 68. The location was also apt as it overlooked the Pasir Panjang Terminal, where these pioneer officers from Port of […]

#RedDotStories: Trailer 1

Jul 29, 2018 | No Comments
#RedDotStories: Trailer 1

Embark on a journey into the lives of our people as they reminisce about yesteryear and reveal their dreams of tomorrow. Visit www.iremember.sg to learn more about their stories.

#RedDotStories: The Last Snake Charmer

Jul 23, 2018 | No Comments
#RedDotStories: The Last Snake Charmer

Like his grandfather and father before him, Yusof Ular is a veteran snake charmer whose performances draws gasps and cheers from excited crowds – except that he is the last of his profession in Singapore. He shares about his experience and how he started in this trade at the tender age of six.