Nearly no one watches DVDs anymore. And with their accompanying rental stores losing popularity, does it even matter? Is caring about this stuff just nostalgia, or is there something more?
To many Singaporeans, drag queens are just men in skirts. Yet having always known that the truth is way more inspiring than that, we thought it only sensible to better understand it by actually doing drag—which is exactly what our writer Justin Vanderstraaten did. Courtesy of Martell NCF and Becca
When we think about Golden Mile Complex, we think about the Thai Food and Discos, and its unique architecture. But to its long-time tenants and residents, the en bloc marks the end of an era, and heralds a new beginning. In part-one of this two-part series, Mr. Zhen, a 20-year resident of Golden
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