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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.”

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.

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.”

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.

Dream Chasers: Local Band .gif on Not Being Your Typical Electronic Musicians

The indie-electronic band talks about the highs and lows of their journey as musicians and making it in Singapore.

Theatre Review: Zenda Tan Confronts Familial Issues in “Eat Duck”

Attention, culture seekers! Check out our review of “Eat Duck”, the debut play by Zenda Tan that’s presented by Checkpoint Theatre.

Zenda Tan: Fresh Graduate Writes Debut Play About Love and Loss

“I hope people who watch the play go home feeling a sense of comfort. Comfort that you can move on after someone’s death, that there can be reconciliation with a sibling even if the relationship is tense right now, that your angry child can grow up full of compassion.”

Rizman Putra: Labelled Weird as a Kid, Performer Finds Solace in the Arts

“I’ve been different all my life. As an artist, I’ve had these weird ideas in my head for so long, and when you’re new, people will question why you do things a certain way. But you have to stay true to your craft and to yourself.”

Noorlinah Mohamed: Actress Moulds Thinking Girls Through the Arts

“I’m an actress by training but my work goes beyond that. My passion lies in education and engaging with the public through the arts. And while I don’t have children because I choose not to, I continue to educate the future generations through programmes like N.O.W.”

Dana Lam: Feminist Playwright Examines Life Through Relationship with Late Mother

“Still Life” draws from events in my personal life. I’m from the baby boomer generation, and we have a slightly more complicated childhood than, let’s say, the Millennials. I was actually adopted as a baby by my mother who was still single at the time.

Deepavali 2018: 50 Photos from Little India as Singapore Celebrates the Festival of Lights

Joining the crowds on their trek along Serangoon Road, resident photographer Kurt Ganapathy captures the essence of the annual festivities.

Mid-Autumn Festival: 45 Pictures of the Bedazzling Lights in Singapore

Through rain or shine, resident photographer Kurt Ganapathy was ever-ready to capture the lights during the Mid-Autumn Festival in Singapore, from the bustling streets of Chinatown to the wondrous terrains of Gardens by the Bay.

Word on the Street: Li Lin Wee (Director of NDP 2018 Music Video)

I think all the people who agreed to be part of the video intrinsically understood what being part of a family is, whatever that means to different people. Each of these profiles also have love for our country in some form or another, and I feel like we managed to capture that in each frame.

Word on the Street: Peng Da

I compared diabetes to hell for my design project. I was inspired by religion and used Haw Par Villa as my point of reference. To me, how diabetes affects a person’s health is very similar to the way in which the theme park portrays the different levels of hell.

Word on the Street: Sabrina Hamid

I experienced molestation when I was in secondary school. I was on the bus and the guy seated next to me lifted my skirt. I didn’t know what to do; I just alighted and cried about it…

Word on the Street: Clara Lock (Author of “Stay Gold”)

Facing a question mark on his mortality, he showed how being present is sometimes the greatest gift you can give someone. That was ultimately the legacy he left behind in this world…

Kenny Leck Discusses the BooksActually 24-Hour Fundraising Event

Time to raise some money! On EP 3 of our YouTube series “Upcoming”, we talk with Kenny Leck about selling bricks and finding a forever home for his beloved bookstore.

Thick Beats for Good Girls: A Love Letter to Hip-Hop | Singapore Theatre Review

Attention, theatre geeks! Here’s our review of the Checkpoint Theatre play written and performed by Pooja Nansi and Jessica Bellamy.

‘Others’ is Not a Race by Melissa De Silva | Singapore Literature Review

Hello, fans of local literature! We review this part-fictional, part-autobiographical book by Melissa De Silva that examines Eurasian culture in Singapore.

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