Roger Dean – Art To Music

IN THE mundane, Roger Deans sees the fantastic. Dean's art has graced the covers of albums since the 1970s, developing a style that is dreamlike yet bordering on the imaginative as...

Photography Identifies Who We Are

We have always taken selfies, even as a region. In his study of Southeast Asian trends, Zhuang Wubin looks at photography trends over the decades. By S. Sakthivel Selfies may...

Fighting The Juggernaut

WITH 20 years of fighting under his belt, and a few belts to his name, Arvind Lalwani wants a younger breed of fighter to emerge. The second you see him, the...

Master Strokes Of Tan Swie Hian

FROM a bad student to a record-breaking artist, Tan Swie Hian has let nothing fetter his imagination. From poems to philosophy, sculpture to art, this gifted septuagenarian still burns...
1984 Andi Crown

Who Is Being Tortured In 1984?

ASSAULTING the audience is a good way to be inclusive in theatre. The staging of George Orwell's 1984 at the Esplanade Theatre as part of this year's Singapore International Festival...

Art Painting Itself Out Of A Corner

FOLLOWING on the heels of Yayoi Kusama’s popular exhibition that had audiences dotty with excitement, the National Gallery Singapore has to figure out how to match or top that. In...

Punch-Drunk Singapore Boxing

  FROM 200 gladiators 50 years ago to just eight now. Can Singapore boxing recover from the TKO? Bringing smelling salts to the sport is Alexander Shah.  “In the next five years, I...

3 Back Street Tales Of Little India

The colourful history of the Indian community in Singapore is marked by the events and personalities that have shaped Little India. A series of cultural activities reflect upon its...

Troy Chin — Drawing His Own Conclusions (1)

IN A DECADE, Troy Chin plunged from high-flying executive in the Big Apple to a penny-pinching artist in the Little Red Dot. Talk about reinventing yourself...! The desire to come...

Tattoo Your Holiday Memories

WITH tattoos making the quick leap from sub culture to pop culture, parlours offering these inking services have been popping up with abandon around the world. Your next holiday in...