#RedDotStories: Quailing to Success

#RedDotStories: Quailing to Success

Posted by on Oct 7, 2018 in Campaigns | No Comments

As far back as he could remember, William Ho was a frequent visitor to the family’s farm and was no stranger to its inhabitants which comprised animals such as crocodiles, turtles, chickens, turkeys and frogs. Today, he is a second generation quail farmer having taken over the reins from his father. He reveals how he […]

Building Castles on the Ground

Building Castles on the Ground

Posted by on Sep 30, 2018 in Campaigns | No Comments

Capsuled twenty-five storeys up in an office straight out of The Jetsons with its floor-to-ceiling glass windows and minimalist interior, Linda Pang, 48, greeted us with unassuming warmth, her small stature and deferential demeanour belying an astute capability that has been pivotal in transforming spaces into visionary habitats. The architecture stalwart sat down to talk […]

Breaking the Sound Barrier

Breaking the Sound Barrier

Posted by on Sep 23, 2018 in Campaigns | No Comments

The Singapore School for the Deaf (SSD), which closed at the end of 2017, was a key institution for the deaf community in Singapore since it opened in 1963. We spoke with Barbara d’Cotta, the former Vice Principal of the school, about her decades of experience as a teacher and mentor to children with hearing […]

#RedDotStories: The Secret Life of Jimmy Boy

#RedDotStories: The Secret Life of Jimmy Boy

Posted by on Sep 16, 2018 in Campaigns | No Comments

Former secret society headman, Toh Ah Ba, once led a group of over 20 members under his charge. He shares anecdotes and stories of a bygone era, and the lessons learnt from his past.

A Transition in Time

A Transition in Time

Posted by on Sep 9, 2018 in Campaigns | No Comments

Amy Tashiana, 51, a former transgender model who carved out a successful career in the industry, shared with us her journey of self-discovery and experience in the modelling business. It was ironic that Amy asked to meet in Bugis, a former haven for transgenders between the 1950s and ’80s. Though many of them walked the […]

A Chip Off the Old Block

A Chip Off the Old Block

Posted by on Sep 2, 2018 in Campaigns | No Comments

In the midst of a workshop of freshly engraved tombstones and ornate urns on display, we were greeted by Mr Darren Tan and his father, Mr Johnny Tan, who have been involved in the funerary business for almost 50 years. Together, they share with us their company’s humble beginnings and what the future holds for […]

From Stage Actress to Scholar

From Stage Actress to Scholar

Posted by on Aug 26, 2018 in Campaigns | No Comments

Although Margaret Chan carved a name for herself as a stage and television actress in her younger days, she understood the harsh reality of show business: as she aged, roles for older women would be increasingly hard to come by. Hence she turned to academia, through which she believes she can continue to contribute to […]

Catching the Moment, One Frame at a Time

Catching the Moment, One Frame at a Time

Posted by on Aug 17, 2018 in Campaigns | No Comments

We caught up with the mind behind Lao Diam (Hokkien for “old shops”), a photo series shot by professional photographer Nicky Loh, 35, in a bid to recapture and preserve the old-world charm of Commonwealth, the estate that he grew up in. These shops aren’t just a place of business, but meeting points filled with […]

#RedDotStories: The Passionate Hokkien Opera Artiste

#RedDotStories: The Passionate Hokkien Opera Artiste

Posted by on Aug 12, 2018 in Campaigns | No Comments

Mdm Tan Cai Hong started learning Hokkien opera at the age of 15 and is now a veteran artiste with over 40 years of experience. She shares her passion for performing and the challenges of this dying form of art that seems to fade more into oblivion with each passing year.

Staging for the Next Generation

Staging for the Next Generation

Posted by on Aug 5, 2018 in Campaigns | No Comments

When Aaron Tan founded Lex(s) Entertainment at the age of 25, he became the youngest getai organiser in Singapore. Aiming to rejuvenate the aging getai scene and tradition, Aaron works tirelessly to manage performers to provide extraordinary getai experiences for audiences today. In the past, the word getai (歌台; live stage performance) would probably conjure […]