Arts & Culture

Poet in Singapore wins award for his unpublished manuscript

Lawrence Ypil, a poet and essayist from Cebu, the Philippine who is currently based in Singapore, teaching at Yale-NUS, has been awarded the first prize of the Gaudy Boy Poetry Book Prize. The prize is awarded annually to unpublished manuscripts of original Anglophone poetry by authors of Asian heritage. The winner will have their book published and receive USD1000. Judge's …

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A Quest for Freedom by G Raman

by Toh Soh Lung I was at the launch of G Raman’s book, A Quest for Freedom at the Arts House recently. It was a pleasant evening among many lawyers. I was certainly pleased to see old friends. As I sat among the distinguished audience listening to glowing speeches about the poor kampong boy made good by his hard work, …

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Crazy Rich Asians delivers on the promise of lavishness and love

First thing's first, I haven't read the book originally written by Kevin Kwan, so I can't make comparisons or tell you how faithful the movie is to the original. However, I can tell you that Crazy Rich Asians the movie is colourful, extravagant, dramatic and filled to the brim with ridiculous antics of the disgustingly wealthy. The movie is also …

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Viddsee Originals completes launch of ‘Drive’ and ‘Scene City’ original series & celebrates 4 million views

Viddsee Originals, an original content initiative by Viddsee in collaboration with the Info-communications Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA), has garnered over 4 million views across Viddsee’s platforms and channels since its debut on February 2018. The initiative is led by Viddsee Studios, the company’s digital content creation arm launched in November 2017 and is headed by Singapore filmmaker Kenny …

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Embarrassing typos on Singapore’s tourism logo at Crazy Rich Asian red carpet

The recent red carpet event in Los Angeles for the upcoming movie Crazy Rich Asians was a supposed to be grand debut for Singapore into the world of Hollywood. But it turns out, Singaporeans are all now facing second-hand embarrassment thanks to couple of silly errors on Singapore’s tourism logo. https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10157600995900130&id=751990129 As you can probably see from the photos, the …

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Scene City: A spectacular sight

As is tradition, there have been many patriotic and emotional videos and short films released in the run up to National Day. This year, however, Viddsee has put out a short film that is quite unlike any national day-related video you've seen before. As the final installment of their Scene City anthology of short films, 'A Spectacular Sight' follows the …

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Meet Thailand’s self-proclaimed graffiti ‘terrorist’, Headache Stencil

Described as Thailand's Banksy, the masked Headache Stencil has been making political street art for the past few years now. According to an interview he gave to Art Whore, Headache says "...I really do “art”on the day military made coup in Thailand. Really angry of soldier on that day. Then go out to make graffiti." Since then, Headache has been …

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Singapore Dance Theatre presents Ballet under the Stars (31 Aug – 2 Sept, 7 – 9 Sept 2018 at Fort Canning Green)

Ballet Under the Stars is back for its 23rd edition! Established by Singapore Dance Theatre in 1995 as Singapore’s most loved and iconic outdoor dance event at the Fort Canning Green, we will be presenting a weekend of neo-classical works from 31 August – 2 September, and another weekend dedicated to masterpieces by Singapore Choreographer Choo-San Goh from 7 – …

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Doctors Without Borders kickstarts second film festival in Singapore

The international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) officially launched its second “Doctors Without Borders Film Festival” in Singapore on Friday (3 August), giving audiences a fascinating insight into aid workers in action and the dangers they face. The film festival takes place at the independent cinema The Projector from 3 – 5 August. Expected to draw …

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