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 […]

#RedDotStories: The 81-Year-Old Grand Master of Wood

#RedDotStories: The 81-Year-Old Grand Master of Wood

Posted on Jan 22, 2019 in Campaigns | No Comments

Nearly 40 years ago, a master craftsman offered him a meager starting wage of $10 as an apprentice. Rather than scoff at that offer, he took it to earn a livelihood in the streets of Hong Kong. Today, Mr Du Wah King has risen to become his own master at Wah King Furniture. Learn more […]

Threads of Memories

Threads of Memories

Posted on Jan 15, 2019 in Campaigns | No Comments

Sarita Alurkar-Sriram, 50, is a champion and keen collector of the traditional Indian dress, sari. She is particularly appreciative of the garment’s historical and cultural value and has devoted time to sharing her knowledge and passion with the public. “It was like a piece of art coming to life in front of my eyes. It […]

Getting the News Out

Getting the News Out

Posted on Jan 6, 2019 in Campaigns | No Comments

Before the advent of sensationalised Facebook articles and 140-character snippets of information on Twitter, newspapers were the go-to source for news and lottery updates. The ubiquitous newspaper stand along the road still exists, but technology has slowly, but surely, seen to their decline. We sat down to hear the story of Lam Siew Ping and […]

When Music is in Your Blood

When Music is in Your Blood

Posted on Dec 31, 2018 in Campaigns | No Comments

Hailing from a family of prominent musicians, Trisno Ishak, 39, rose to fame as the lead singer of Urban Xchange, and later Parking Lot Pimp. As the saying goes, the apple never falls far from the tree. Given his family’s background in the music scene, this is certainly the case with Trisno, whose family members, […]

#RedDotStories: For the Love of Leather

#RedDotStories: For the Love of Leather

Posted on Dec 23, 2018 in Campaigns | No Comments

Though there seems to be a recent increase in the number of craftsmen and makers setting up shop in Singapore, not many veteran artisans remain in business. Longtime leather craftsman Soh Jin Kheng, who fell in love with leathercraft as a young man and has spent the last 30 years dedicated to his art, shares […]

The Voice of the Voiceless

The Voice of the Voiceless

Posted on Dec 16, 2018 in Campaigns | No Comments

Since founding the Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (HOME) in 2004, Bridget Tan has been lauded both regionally and internationally for her work with migrant workers and combating human trafficking. Despite financial and health issues, she has continued to persevere and help the discriminated and marginalised. Bridget Tan, 69, has an impressive résumé. Her advocacy […]

Music as a Conductor

Music as a Conductor

Posted on Dec 9, 2018 in Campaigns | No Comments

To conductor and artistic director of the Singapore Youth Choir (SYC) Ensemble Singers Jennifer Tham, the voice is a gift  – a gift that she has used to educate, entertain and effect change through her involvement in the choral scene in Singapore. For Jennifer Tham, 55, music is such an integral part of her life […]

Silver-Haired with a Heart of Gold

Silver-Haired with a Heart of Gold

Posted on Dec 2, 2018 in Campaigns | No Comments

According to the Individual Giving Survey 2016 conducted by the National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre, senior citizens (those above 55) had the lowest donation and volunteerism rates in Singapore, compared with other age groups. Jimmy Lim, 72, is an exception: semi-retired and a longtime volunteer, he has given his time, effort and love to those […]

Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden

Posted on Nov 25, 2018 in Campaigns | No Comments

Knife sharpening might seem simple, but to execute it well takes skill as well as years of experience. Mdm Lee Hui Zhen of Pow Li, which specialises in sharpening knives and scissors, takes us down memory lane, back to the shop’s early years, and walks us through the difficulties of the trade and its future […]