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The Heck Is: Chingay?
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The Heck Is: Chingay?

Chingay. A name that pops up during the early periods of the new year, before quietly dissipating away from the public’s collective consciousness until the next year — It’s a cycle that many Singaporeans go through.  We may know Chingay, but do we actually know Chingay? Many will say that it is a parade. Yes, of course it is, that much is obvious. But what is it actually meant to be? This is something that I suspect many Singaporean may struggle to come up with an answer. Admittedly, I am someone who has not seen nor cared about it in…
Exclusive: An Afternoon with YM Raja Ihsan and Billy Mork
Arts

Exclusive: An Afternoon with YM Raja Ihsan and Billy Mork

Serious photography in Singapore remains relatively nascent in the public consciousness and still suffers from a lack of mainstream recognition as art. This isn’t surprising given that the average Singaporean either associates it with high-brow culture consumption, or doesn’t deem photography to hold enough intrinsic value to be recognised as art. Anyone with a camera can take a photo – so why should it be art? Such obtuse views are repudiated with X EDITION, Asia’s largest hotel photography art fair, through its specially curated exhibition: Marang: The 1950s in Colour and Monochrome. Co-presented in collaboration with Canvas Gallery, the exhibition…
Laneway Singapore 2018: Presenting Southeast Asia’s Diverse Lineup
Music

Laneway Singapore 2018: Presenting Southeast Asia’s Diverse Lineup

As with previous years, Laneway Festival Singapore 2018 – also the 8th Laneway in Singapore – promises to be a full sensory experience for music fans, with a focus on the best new and established live acts in the game! Focusing on the closer locale, they’ve added a varied line-up of Asian artistes – 8 groups from 4 countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Singapore. From break-out bands to established musicians, here’s the full low-down on these 8 Southeast Asian acts! ALEXTBH Producing music from his early teens, 21-year-old ALEXTBH has since made his mark in Malaysia’s electronic music scene with…
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