Catwalking Down Memory Lane

Catwalking Down Memory Lane

Posted by 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 by 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 by on Oct 5, 2017 in Campaigns | No 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 by on Sep 28, 2017 in Campaigns | No Comments

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 by on Sep 15, 2017 in Campaigns | No Comments

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 by 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 by 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 […]

The Unsung Hero

The Unsung Hero

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017 in Campaigns | No Comments

He might not have represented Singapore on the hockey pitch, but Peter Martens’s contributions to the sport is one worth celebrating. “Why don’t you come over to my place and we can have a chat about this story?” Peter Martens asked warmly. “I’ve just gotten my hands on some rambutans and I can guarantee they’re […]

Life in the Police Quarters

Life in the Police Quarters

Posted by on Aug 11, 2017 in Campaigns | No Comments

Mr Vernon Wee grew up in the police quarters during the turbulent days of Singapore’s early independence, watching his father and his colleagues in the police force train and live. Nearly half a century later, Vernon still remembers the sights, sounds and smells of life back then. One of Mr Vernon Wee’s tasks as a […]

A Point to Prove

A Point to Prove

Posted by on Aug 4, 2017 in Campaigns | No Comments

Annabel Pennefather, a highly successful Singaporean lawyer and former sportswoman, is out to prove that women can hold their own against men at the workplace. During a primary school English oral test at the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus (CHIJ), then situated on Victoria Street, Annabel Pennefather was asked by the principal, a nun, […]