Category: Arts and Culture

Ways of Seeing: Photographer Elephnt Captures Unique Lookout Points at HDB Void Decks in Singapore

The local photographer discusses “Ways of Seeing”, a photo-book that explores his fascination with the unique architectural elements and designs of residential blocks in Singapore.

Singapore Theatre: Review of “FRAGO” by Checkpoint Theatre

We review this brilliant play – written by Lucas Ho and directed by Huzir Sulaiman – that poignantly touches upon reservist life in the Singapore army.

Dream Chasers: Interview with Playwright Lucas Ho

The 33-year-old Associate Artist at Checkpoint Theatre talks about “FRAGO”, an upcoming play that touches upon the more poignant aspects of reservist life in the Singapore army.

Singapore Theatre Review: “Hand to God” by SRT

Think this play is just about a sock puppet? Well, think again. Check out our review of the dark and sinister comedy that delves into the concept of faith and loss.

Comedy Night in Singapore: Review of “Cannot Means Cannot” by Rishi Budhrani

Why can’t we do some of the things we’re told we can’t do in Singapore? The brilliant and hilarious Rishi Budhrani tells us during his first solo outing as a stand-up comedian.

Singapore Literature: Review of “Payoh” by Jim Tan

We review the allegorical tale that explores Singapore’s turbulent history through the struggles of sanctuary birds seeking self-governance and independence from their human counterparts.

Singapore Theatre Review: “Normal” by Checkpoint Theatre

We review “Normal”, a brutally honest and soul-stirring play that explores the world of students through the struggles faced by two Normal Academic misfits in an all-girls school.

Singapore Literature Review: Harris bin Potter and the Stoned Philosopher

Calling all muggles and magical folks alike! We give you the lowdown on the Harry Potter parody that’s set on becoming one of the most popular works of fiction in Singapore literature.

i Light Marina Bay: 32 Electrifying Instagram Images that Bedazzled Us

We round up some of our favourite Instagram images of Asia’s leading sustainable light art festival. Enjoy!

New Music from Singapore: Review of “Luna” by Fym Summer

Local singer-songwriter Fym Summer is back with her sophomore EP, and we’re only too happy to plug in our earphones to bring you this review.

20 Stunning Cafés in Singapore Worthy of Your Instagram Feed

We give you the lowdown on some of the most Instagram-worthy cafés so that you don’t have to hunt them down. You’re welcome!

Dream Chasers: Interview with Playwright Faith Ng

The 29-year-old talks about her journey towards becoming a playwright and the highly-anticipated return of “Normal” to the Singapore stage.

Singapore Literature Review: Every Moving Thing that Lives Shall be Food

Calling all bookworms and fans of local literature! Shila Naidu reviews this exquisite anthology by Singaporean author and poet Grace Chia.

Cookbook Insights: Christal Sih Honours Recipes by Her Grandma

Graphic designer Christal Sih discusses “Grandma’s Recipes”, a self-initiated design project that became the first cookbook released by Math Paper Press.

5 Independent Bookstores in Singapore Every Bookworm Would Love

Books, books and more books! We shed the limelight on some of the best bookstores in Singapore that you ought to be patronising.

Cosplay in Singapore: Living between Fantasy and Reality as Dynamic Spidey

In this documentary photo essay, Arman Shah takes an intimate look into the life of Jeremy, a cosplayer from Singapore whose passion lies in Marvel superhero and pop culture icon Spider-Man.

Filmmaker Insights: Capturing the Pokémon GO Craze in Singapore

Student filmmaker Ng Kai Yuan talks about documenting the latest mobile gaming phenomenon to hit the city-state in his stunning time-lapse video.

Dream Chasers: Interview with Actor and Puppeteer Bright Ong

The talented and effervescent performer candidly talks about the challenges and rewards that come with being a professional television and stage actor in Singapore these past six years.

Singapore Theatre: Review of “Rosnah” by The Necessary Stage

Set in the 1990s, this hour-long monologue explores the inner turmoil of a conservative Malay Muslim woman from Singapore who finds herself conflicted when exposed to the ideals of Western modernism and liberalism on foreign soil.