Daily Archives: 2013-08-27

Ilo Ilo: A Portrait of an Ordinary Singaporean Family in Adversity

By Singapore Armchair Critic (Warning: spoilers ahead) Although the name of the first Singapore film I watched in a cinema eludes me, the experience has endured: I still remember how enthralling and magical it was, to see on the silver screen familiar sights and scenes of Singapore, and to hear characters speaking like locals do. This excitement induced by novelty, …

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When the troublemakers make the difference

By Alvan Yap “A few years ago, I made a plea for our MRT and buses to be made accessible to our citizens in wheelchairs and was told not to make trouble by one of our ministers. I was tempted to tell him that he should spend one day in a wheelchair. I am sure the experience will remove the calluses …

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