#RedDotStories: The Root of Oral Health

#RedDotStories: The Root of Oral Health

Posted by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 […]