Arts & Culture

Singlish is English gone native: Author of “Spiaking Singlish”, Dr Gwee Li Sui shares his insights on this uniquely Singaporean language

Singaporean poet, graphic artist, and literary critic Gwee Li Sui has released yet another intriguing book, this one on the unique ‘Singlish’. The author of the graphic novel Myth of the Stone and several poetry volumes such as The Other Merlion and Friends, Haikuku, and, most recently, Death Wish now presents a guide to Singapore’s unique language which has evolved …

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Singapore International Festival of Arts 2019 adds new shows to sold out hits Frogman and Displaced Persons’ Welcome Dinner

With less than two weeks to the opening of the Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) 2019, new shows have been added to two sold-out hits. A new show has been added on 25 May (Saturday) at 3pm for the show Displaced Persons’ Welcome Dinner, by critically acclaimed theatre company, Checkpoint Theatre. It is a multidisciplinary theatrical work commissioned by …

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Online entertainment platform Viddsee announces 23 new original titles for 2019

The 2019 slate of Viddsee Originals comprises of 11 short films, five documentary series and seven fictional series, which was kicked off in February with the debut of ‘Unscripted Man’, a four-episode co-production with Indonesia-based Telkomsel, and available on its streaming service MAXstream. “Viddsee Originals extends our capabilities as a platform to produce content at scale, leveraging on the relationships …

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Singapore Lyric Opera Children’s Choir presents their annual concert, “How Far I’ll Go”, 25 May

The Singapore Lyric Opera will be presenting their Children’s Choir Concert this year, with the theme “How Far I’ll Go”. It will be staged at the Victoria Concert Hall on 25 May 2019, 7:30pm. Delightful and charming, the Children will bring the audience along with them on their journey of learning and self-discovery through performances of various classics. The concert …

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Decolonise your mind with The Necessary Stage’s ‘Civilised’

The buzz generated by the Singapore Bicentennial 2019 has ignited curiosity and much re-evaluation about Singapore’s long and rich history. Yet what does (de)colonisation truly mean, and can we ever be free from its fetters? The Necessary Stage’s (TNS) ground-breaking and audacious new production, Civilised, challenges us to examine the complexities of colonialism and colonisation—not only of the past, but …

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Local dance production Chowk Productions calls for public support as they are on the verge of ceasing operations after 12 years

Since 2007, Chowk Productions has painstakingly nurtured a quiet mission of transforming traditional Indian dance for Singapore’s transcultural practitioners and audiences. In these 12 years, Chowk has created a confident contemporary dance idiom drawing from movement forms indigenous to India, Indonesia and the Malay archipelago. Over the years, they have fostered a small, thriving ecology for local and regional artistic …

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