TV Looks Back

TV Looks Back

Posted on Nov 16, 2017 in Campaigns | One Comment

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

Time Ticks On

Posted on Nov 9, 2017 in Campaigns | One Comment

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

Immigration Nation

Posted on Nov 2, 2017 in Campaigns | No Comments

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

Catwalking Down Memory Lane

Posted on Oct 20, 2017 in Campaigns | No Comments

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

Dancing Through The Years

Posted on Oct 12, 2017 in Campaigns | No Comments

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

The Art of Calligraphy

Posted on Oct 5, 2017 in Campaigns | 3 Comments

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 […]

Bringing Comfort to New Mothers

Bringing Comfort to New Mothers

Posted on Sep 28, 2017 in Campaigns | One Comment

As a traditional Malay post-birth masseuse, Madam Tina Juno helps new mothers recover more quickly. She takes pride in making life a little more comfortable for them. Watching 57-year-old Madam Tina Juno deftly move her fingers, releasing the knots in her customers’ muscles and preparing the post-birth wrap for her postpartum clients, one would never […]

Bon for the Ages: Pop Yeh Yeh & the ’60s

Bon for the Ages: Pop Yeh Yeh & the ’60s

Posted on Sep 15, 2017 in Campaigns | One Comment

For Mr Basiron Bon, the 1960s was defined as a time of kampung spirit, Sunday dancing and ‘Pop Yeh Yeh’ – the Malay pop music sensation he was part of that made waves in Singapore. Ask 77-year-old Mr Basiron Bon about what he remembers of his youth, and he would point out two things: feel-good […]

Paper Gods

Paper Gods

Posted on Sep 8, 2017 in Campaigns | No Comments

Kim zua (literally ‘gold paper’ in Hokkien) symbolises death and the netherworld. It is central to the age-old tradition of burning offerings for ancestors, which bridges the physical and the spiritual realms. For one man, however, kim zua also represents his livelihood and family legacy. The term kim zua conjures up images of joss paper […]

Seng Wong Beo Temple: Lifting the Veil on Ghost Marriages

Seng Wong Beo Temple: Lifting the Veil on Ghost Marriages

Posted on Sep 1, 2017 in Campaigns | No Comments

The centuries-old tradition of ghost marriages is still kept alive at the Seng Wong Beo Temple. Tanjong Pagar is a melding of big-city metropolis and old-world charm. On weekdays, suits power-walk by some of the oldest temples and clan associations in the country to get to their towering offices. Right where the five-foot-way shophouses and […]