A Career Beyond His Wildest Dreams

A Career Beyond His Wildest Dreams

Posted on Apr 7, 2019 in Campaigns | No Comments

As one of the nation’s star attractions, the Singapore Zoo draws close to two million visitors a year. When we paid a visit, we resisted joining the throng of visitors at the Fragile Forest or Splash Safari and sat down instead with the zoo’s primate specialist, Sam, who joined the zoo as a young man […]

A Story to Tell

A Story to Tell

Posted on Apr 2, 2019 in Campaigns | No Comments

For R. Chandran, the growing theatre scene these days is a heartening sight. When he first co-founded Act 3 Theatrics in 1984 to create performances for children, there was no other professional theatre company around. Now, after over 30 years in the theatre industry, he continues to contribute to the drama scene by reaching out […]

A Telling Odyssey

A Telling Odyssey

Posted on Mar 25, 2019 in Campaigns | No Comments

In today’s media saturated world, videos, websites, apps and social media are all constantly vying for our attention. Is there a place for oral storytelling in the midst of this? Is there still a place for myths and legends? Kamini Ramachandran, 50, director of MoonShadow Stories and full-time storyteller, certainly thinks so and has been […]

#RedDotStories: The Root of Oral Health

#RedDotStories: The Root of Oral Health

Posted on Mar 18, 2019 in Campaigns | No Comments

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

Keeping the Dance Alive

Posted on Mar 10, 2019 in Campaigns | No Comments

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

Better by Design

Posted on Mar 3, 2019 in Campaigns | No Comments

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

The Call of the Wild

Posted on Feb 26, 2019 in Campaigns | No Comments

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

Stepping into Life’s Design

Posted on Feb 19, 2019 in Campaigns | No Comments

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

#RedDotStories: The Familiar Voice of Tamil Radio

Posted on Feb 12, 2019 in Campaigns | No Comments

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

Binding the Seams of Life

Binding the Seams of Life

Posted on Jan 27, 2019 in Campaigns | No Comments

Through her humble quilting shop, Quilts ‘N’ Calicoes, Ira Joseph not only touched the lives of her customers but her community as well. Pouring herself into each and every project she worked on, that Ira brightened up our world is an understatement. Her son, Sanjay, shares with us his mother’s story and legacy. Speaking over […]