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Will the S'pore Police snoop on Snoop?

By Andrew Loh Rapper Snoop Dogg, also known as Snoop Lion, is scheduled to perform for the first time here in Singapore as part of the Formula 1 race festivities in September. He will appear at the 1 World Music Festival which will be held at the Marina Barrage on Sept 20 and 21. There is only one small problem. …

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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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An Evening of Contempory Dance at the Fort Canning Greens – SDT

By Terry Xu Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) is now holding its 18th “Ballet Under The Stars” at Fort Canning Green from 19th July to 21st July 2013. Conceived in 1995 by Singapore Dance Theatre, “Ballet Under The Stars” is SDT’s largest annual outdoor performance and one of Singapore’s favourite events. “An Evening of Contempory Dance” is an exciting joint performance …

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National Day Theme Song 2013

By Terry Xu A report of the theme song for the National Day 2013 by Straits Times writes, “This year’s National Day Parade (NDP) theme song, One Singapore, is reflective of the diverse dreams and backgrounds of its choir members, said organisers in a statement on Tuesday. The song was composed by NDP 2013’s music director, Ms Elaine Chan and …

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Interview with "Ilo Ilo" director, Anthony Chen

An earlier interview with Award winning local film maker, Anthony Chen on  his film, “Ilo Ilo” Why did you choose the topic that your film was based on? When I graduated in 2010 from my masters at the national film and television school in the UK, I knew I wanted to do my first full life film. And at that …

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Viddsee partners National Museum of Singapore

Viddsee launches mobile web app for growing mobile video audience, partners National Museum of Singapore to showcase 10 years of Singapore short films Viddsee recently launched a new mobile web app to provide a seamless experience for its growing mobile user base. The Singapore-based startup sets its eyes to become the leading online micro-cinema platform for Southeast Asia. Viddsee is …

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Just A Bad Day: Forum Theatre by AWARE

By: Ng Yi Shu Three women experience different sorts of gender stereotyping and gender violence in three different settings in Singapore. Iris, a mother having financial difficulties paying her rent, is abused both at home (by her husband Paul) and in the office (by gossiping office ladies and the boss, Mr Tan). She faces a difficult situation being sexually harassed …

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From the kampong to the Courts: M Ravi’s Kampong Boy

By Ng Yi Shu   From the barely known unknowing drug mules to the politician to the aging author, M Ravi has defended them all. The renowned human rights lawyer recently released a memoir, Kampong Boy, which revealed much about his life stories, from his youth in Kampong Jalan Kayu to the cases he fought in court, notably campaigns to …

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Singapore startup Viddsee streams regional short films for the social web

Viddsee is an online social watching platform for Southeast Asian short films just founded in January this year. A platform that aims to streamline the process of discovering, watching and sharing regional stories for a global online audience. The Singapore startup is co-founded by filmmaker-engineers Ho Jia Jian and Derek Tan. The duo is passionate about the marriage between art and technology …

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Singapore Dance Theatre's 25th Anniversary Gala

Yet another breath taking performance to be presented by the Singapore Dance Theatre. Singapore Dance Theatre will be having two nights of performance in celebration of its 25th Silver Anniversary this year. Since its establishment in 1988, the company has built its reputation as Singapore’s premier dance institution. In conjunction with the celebrations, the Company will present a 25th Anniversary Gala …

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