Petch Makphol is a key figure in Bangkok’s underground racing scene. A proud member of the Bandidos MC and the One Point Street Racing Gang, he now runs a custom garage in Bangkok. In this video, he talks about his obsession with fast cars, and shows us what it means to truly pursue one’s passion.
Sun Woo is your regular 18 year-old university student. He goes for classes, hangs out with friends, then heads back to do his readings. But unlike his peers, he was born with Grapheme-Colour Synesthesia, a neurological condition which allows him to see colours in every word he sees. While it sou
At 27, Karmen is already taking cues from her 71-year-old grandmother (and best friend) on how to live well after retirement. This includes: endowment plans, frugal spending, and developing an appreciation for the simple things in life. This is the third video in a series that explores the theme
Meet Sompoch, a bona fide gangster from Bangkok’s streets since the 60s. In the second video of our series, ‘The Dirtier, The Better’, he recounts how he had to choose between life and death before knife fights with rival gangs, and talks about the important values behind being a “Gangster
When we came up with the tagline ‘Asia, Unfiltered’, the plan was always to bring you fresh, insightful content from across the region. We’re making good on this now, and we’re proud to announce the launch of Rice Media Thailand. In this video, the first of a series about individuals who live on
At 90, preparing wanton noodles and serving customers are still one of the many sources of joy for Madam Leong. We tagged along with her family on her recent birthday celebration in Bangkok, to get a glimpse of what it takes to stay happy and active at an age when most others would have retired.
When sex work gets driven out of Geylang, where will it go? With an impending rezoning and the rise of online platforms for dating and sex work, the demand for brothels on the ground have dropped to an all-time low. Amidst their disrupted livelihoods and loss of their second home, the sex workers
2021 has been riddled with incidents of racism, from the Ngee Ann Poly lecturer to the 55-year-old lady who was assaulted while brisk walking. This Racial Harmony Day, we ask: While conversations about racism are advancing in the public sphere, how are we approaching them with our kids? And who i
The pandemic snatched away our career opportunities, and forced us to live a life of fear and uncertainty for over a year. But with the introduction and subsequent uptake of vaccines in Singapore, the light at the end of the tunnel is finally starting to shine brightly. In this video, two sets of
When you have a fear of making mistakes, you start to question everything you do. Growing up with low self-esteem became a self-fulfilling prophecy for Leon, who constantly wondered what went wrong and how he “turned out this way”. Then cardistry happened, and everything shuffled into place.
The arrival of the B.1.617 COVID-19 variant from India has put Singapore on heightened alert against not just the virus, but racism and xenophobia. In recent weeks, we’ve seen mounting cases of appalling abuse against both local and foreign-born Indians. But are these sentiments new, or just the la
Has money become a substitute for familial love in Singapore? Do you need to give money to be considered a good daughter or son? How does this make millennials feel, and what pressures are they under? As the cost of living continues to rise, millennials seem to be divided on the value of filial