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ZERO: Using Street Art as a Platform for Change

The Singaporean artist who does graffiti, street art and murals talks about the hidden meaning behind his works and being an agent of change.

Chef Liinson Heng: From the Kitchens of France to Ola Beach Club, Singaporean Chef Honours His Mom Through Cooking

Humans of Sentosa | “So on Mother’s Day four years ago, I brought her here and created a fine dining experience for her. I think she was impressed that her son became someone who was able to cook nine meals for her. I just wanted to make her proud.”

Firwan Johan: Singaporean Singer-Songwriter Details Heartbreak of Music Career in Malaysia and Why He Never Gave Up

The Prudent People | “I don’t think you should ever give up on something you love, just because times get hard. After everything you’ve been through, you should have given up a long time ago. So why do you suddenly want to give up now? Keep going!”

Anthony Chen: The Singaporean Filmmaker on Never Selling Out and Overcoming an Existential Crisis During the Pandemic

Renowned for films like “Ilo Ilo” and “Wet Season”, Anthony Chen talks why he can and only will tell stories that are personal to him. 

Saifullah Kamaludin: Heritage Guide Makes Being a History Nerd Cool at Sentosa

“When Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un came to Singapore in 2018, Sentosa hosted the Trump-Kim Summit. That’s one world event I’ll never forget. As a gesture of peace, our team decorated the guns at Fort Siloso with flowers…”

Weish: The Singaporean Musician, Composer and Writer on Finding Her Voice Amidst a Pandemic

In Part 1 of ‘People of the Arts: Stories from Singapore to Germany’, Weish talks about finding her voice through theatre in these dire times.

Rathi Menon: Former Miss Singapore Universe Reveals Dark Side of Beauty Industry and Importance of Self-Love

“I’ve never looked at someone on social media and said that I want her butt or that body. Because firstly, it’s totally different genetics. And secondly, what she does day to day, God knows! How would I ever know whether she’s suffering or really happy?”

Thambi Natta: Singaporean Rapper Moves on from Life Behind Bars and Toxic Relationship with Ex to Focus on His Music, Career and Happiness

“I do not condone violence towards women, and I understand why the online community reacted the way they did. But, people do not know the full story, and it’s not their business to know any more than what I – or anyone involved – would like to share.”

Jo: From Shanghai to New York, Business Traveller Makes Different Boxing Gyms a Home Away From Home in Every New City

People of Legends | “No matter where you are in the world, hearing the sound of jump ropes and people punching bags make a gym feel like a very familiar environment.”

Dzak: From Modelling to Barbering, Gen Z Youth Embraces the Uncertainty and Adventures of a Multi-Hyphen Life

Stylish People of DeepCuts | “To comfort myself in a very scary world, I remind myself that everyone grows differently. And no matter where you are in life and what you’re doing, you just have to be honest with the things that you do. And with time, everything will eventually work itself out.”

Maddy Barber: DJ Leaves Behind World of Radio After 25 years to Focus on Her Family, Passion for Jewellery and Self

“Radio gave me my calling, that I should spread joy and laughter wherever I go, and to make a difference, one life a day. And that’s exactly our philosophy at MADLY Gems – to spread joy and beauty and make a difference in a person’s life, one bespoke piece at a time.”

21 Instagram Images of the Dale Chihuly Exhibition in Singapore That Captured Our Hearts and Imagination

We scoured the vast world of social media for some of the best photos of the “Dale Chihuly: Glass in Bloom” exhibition at Gardens by the Bay.

National Day 2021: 7 Landmarks Magically Lit Red and White as Singapore Turns 56

In the quiet nights leading up to National Day, Hisham Zainal photographs seven landmarks of historical, cultural and religious significance in the Bras Basah-Bugis precinct that were illuminated red and white.

From SEGA to VALORANT: How Two Singaporeans Turned a Gaming Passion Into a Thriving Esports Startup

“So if you have the option of pursuing your true passion instead of ‘taking the easy way out’, I highly recommend you do so. It may be scary, and it may not be the thing that pays your bills initially, but believe me, when you follow something you’re passionate about, the money arrives in one way or another.”

Kimberly Tan: Hotelier with Sunshine Personality Loves Making Guests Feel Special at Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa

Humans of Sentosa | “But now when I go home and sleep at night, I can sleep properly because I feel like I did something good that day. So no matter which industry you’re in, as long as you’re happy doing your work, I think that’s all that matters…”

Aylwin Aaron: From Daunting Hardships to Successful Sports Massage Therapist in Singapore

“I started in sports therapy earning less than $50 a month. I was exploited and went through depression and faced so many challenges…but I have a successful career now and I go to work happy to see my clients and loving what I do.”

40 Lovely Photos of Admiralty Park in Singapore

In need of a respite from the hustle and bustle of city life? If you’re living in northern Singapore, Arman Shah prescribes a reconnection with nature at Admiralty Park in Woodlands.

Hanming Wang and Aditi Sharma: Gifting in the Time of COVID-19

“Art tells people who we are, and represents what’s important to us. It is a visual language that cuts across cultures and languages.”

Woodlands Waterfront in Pictures: Exploring the Lovely Coastal Park in Singapore

Nature parks have been a great escape for many of us in Singapore during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here, Arman Shah explores Woodlands Waterfront and captures a slice of life at the coastal park.

Deepavali 2020: 45 Lovely Photos of Little India Amidst COVID-19 Regulations

COVID-19 may have changed the way we live our lives, but as photographer Kurt Ganapathy finds out, it’s not dampened our festive spirits as Singapore celebrates Deepavali.

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