culture

S'POREANS URGED TO SIGN PETITION TO SAVE SUNGEI ROAD THIEVES MARKET

A famous local artist has urged Singaporeans to sign a physical petition paper at the well-known Sungei Road Thieves Market to help save it from eviction at the hands of the government. Sungei Road Thieves Market is located along Pasar Lane, Larut Road and Pitt Street. The historically and culturally significant flea market boasts a huge array of second hand goods for bargain hunters and tourists alike.

Filed Under: 

INTERN KENA SCOLD FOR EATING FOOD OFFERED BY COLLEAGUE & COMPANY

I was an intern with this ang moh firm. We always have this impression that the ang moh culture is open but my internship has proved that this is not true of all ang moh firms.

Example 1
One morning, one of the permanent staff stepped into office and announced that she had bought some chocolates from her holiday and she will leave them in the shared fridge for everyone to try. She gestured that we interns should try it too so my classmate and I took a piece of chocolate each.

By 4pm, we could hear some ruckus coming from the pantry area. We went to take a look. Turns out the lady was asking how come the chocolates are finishing already. Another of the permanent staff, the sort that you would always see hanging around the pantry area and forever munching something sort of person, glared accusingly at my classmate and I. She said, "Must be those interns lah... Dunno how to automatic."

Filed Under: 

OUT OF TOUCH POLICYMAKERS ARE DESTROYING SINGAPORE'S HAWKER FOOD CULTURE

This is disgustingly preposterous. Transient executives running the new hawker centres build for and by public monies with not very well thought out goals and aims are dimming the lights on our already fading public hawker food culture. It is good the govt is building new hawker centres to keep this failth alive, but not so good they are going the fill-in-the-form route for pte management companies and hawkers.. allowing it to fester, with no cogent guidelines that seeds the future of street food culture here.

Filed Under: 

WP FAILED TO UNDERSTAND SINGAPORE'S CULTURE FOR STABILITY & PEACE

GE 2015 shocked everyone with PAP winning 69.9%. All opposition parties were shattered to pieces and lost big time. WP lost Punggol East and nearly lost Aljunied. The face of Low Thia Khiang tells it all, he is sad & near tears. His reputation & political career is now over. All because his greed!

Filed Under: 

RITUALS FOR BABIES WHO DIDN'T MAKE IT

Madam Yip went through a second round of prayers earlier this month, a week into the Hungry Ghost Month. She said: "I was worried it would have been too early for my babies to be reincarnated and they could be left wandering around with no one to pray for them." She is aware she could face criticism for her superstitious beliefs. "Even my husband, our children's father, thinks the same. But I want to do all that I can to ensure I have no regrets."

Filed Under: 

NDP 2014 SHOWCASE S'PORE'S POLITICAL PRATA FLIPPING CULTURE

In a rare moment of honesty, Singapore’s National Day Parade 2014 on Aug. 9 at the Floating Platform at Marina Bay dedicated a portion of the performance to showcasing what it means to flip political prata in Singapore One segment in particular featured a man tossing a giant prata above his head to symbolise how policy makers, such as Cabinet ministers and politicians, look like when they say one thing and then say something later to correct that thing they just said.

Filed Under: 

JORG DIETZEL: A VIEW OF SINGAPORE - FROM THE OUTSIDE

But compared to one hour on the bus to Incheon airport, to the Hong Kong voting system, to Malaysia's government - Singapore has got many things right. My Singaporean friends may complain about the lack of freedom, and some online forums are full of fierce discussions about the MRT and foreign talent. But in shops and trains, malls and offices, I have never experienced anything other than helpfulness, efficiency and warmth. That's why I am looking forward to my return and to the continual improvement of this ambitious little island.

Filed Under: 

BUKIT BATOK: LITTLE GUILIN

Shining sword in hand, defying the laws of gravity, the swashbuckling hero takes a leap, and lands right in front of the fleeing villain. They engage in an enthralling fight atop craggy cliffs. The same hero, face now alight with tender emotions, leans intimately toward his love. Witnessing the burgeoning romance is a languid lake, twinkling in the rays of a setting sun.

Filed Under: 

A Palace Within A Kampong

Kampong Glam is built upon a mandala. This estate, which has been designated to Malays, amongst others, since 1823’s Jackson Plan, is also laid out according to the Hindu and Buddhist symbol of the universe. Its religious urban planning hearkens back to the pre-Islamic source of our naming, Singha Pura – Sanskrit for Lion City.

Filed Under: 

From neglect to nostalgia: the history of our heritage

This is partly because heritage is unlike nature for which there is instinctive affinity. After all, who can reasonably argue against more trees and parks? But preserving, say, a temple or a mosque immediately raises issues of religion, ethnicity and class, all of which come with their own set of politics and communities. Heritage can be divisive. This is why Singapore’s relationship with heritage has neither been smooth nor static. Like many issues in our midst, the way we see heritage has changed according to how we see ourselves.

Filed Under: 

Pages

Advertisement
Subscribe to RSS - culture