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Thick Beats for Good Girls: An Interview with Pooja Nansi and Jessica Bellamy

Thick Beats for Good Girls: An Interview with Pooja Nansi and Jessica Bellamy

Checkpoint Theatre is delighted to present an electrifying new production, Thick Beats for Good Girls. Written and performed by performance-poet Pooja Nansi (Singapore) and award-winning playwright Jessica Bellamy (Australia), Thick Beats asks a ton of questions about the balancing act that is being a woman, an ethnic or religious minority, and—God forbid—a hip-hop enthusiast. Directed...

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Powering the Energy of Tomorrow: A Shell Production

Powering the Energy of Tomorrow: A Shell Production

On the 8th of March, Shell organised the Shell Powering Progress Together Forum, at the Changi Exhibition Centre, to bring together some of the brightest minds in the energy industry to discuss and debate the future of energy. As a part of the forum, Shell had put together a competition named Imagine the Future, a scenarios...

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The Nightingale [Theatre Review]

The Nightingale [Theatre Review]

This March holiday, bring your little ones to watch a beautiful play from the captivating story The Nightingale by Hans Christian Andersen. This story teaches children to treasure their friendships and to have courage to seek their dreams. Set in Imperial China, the Emperor of China seeks to find out what the best thing about...

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The Light to Night Festival – Singapore Civic District’s installations set to enthrall visitors

The Light to Night Festival – Singapore Civic District’s installations set to enthrall visitors

A precinct-wide arts festival spearheaded by the National Gallery Singapore along with five other partners, the Light to Night Festival transforms the civic district into spectacular works of art. Unique to the festival is the collaboration of the different art powerhouses in the civic district, ineludibly bringing you an event that encapsulates the best of...

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Let The People Sing(lish)

Let The People Sing(lish)

The debate over Singlish vs. English can never seem to rest: even before the furore over Singlish between local poet Gwee Li Sui and the Prime Minister’s press secretary Li Lin Chang last year, many have thrown their hats into the arena. Recently, a few The Straits Times’ Forum articles generated more attention than usual:...

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Censorship in Singapore

Censorship in Singapore

The Singapore government argues that censorship of political, racial and religious issues to a certain extent is necessary to avoid upsetting the delicate balance of Singapore’s multi-racial society, which begs the question: how far is too far? Silencing Arts The M1 Fringe Festival controversy over two shows Naked Ladies and Undressing Room started on 22nd November 2016,...

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[Review] LocalBooks.sg, a haven for local book lovers

[Review] LocalBooks.sg, a haven for local book lovers

  The Singapore Writers Festival is looming around the corner and it’s going to be bigger and better than before! Although that’s no surprise given the spike in interest regarding all things Singaporean – from reminiscing about our childhood snacks and games to our growing appreciation of local films, it’s no wonder that at the...

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A Magazine for the Curious: Exploring Youth with STAPLE

A Magazine for the Curious: Exploring Youth with STAPLE

In this age between youth and adulthood, the world can be an intense and overwhelming experience that excites yet confuses. STAPLE Magazine was birthed out of these meandering conversations and nagging questions about the world. Officially launched on 2 September 2016, this socio-cultural magazine aims to be a platform for alternative voices addressing these questions, most of...

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Tracing the Footsteps of History: National Gallery Singapore

Tracing the Footsteps of History: National Gallery Singapore

For some, a national monument. For others, a new Instagram-worthy spot. Beyond the glitz and glamour of the National Gallery Singapore, its marble steps carries the weight of Singapore’s history to where she is today. When it opened last December, I took it upon myself to step into the largess of history and explore this once unknown space....

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The 5 Biggest Stories of 2015: How NUS Played a Part In History

The 5 Biggest Stories of 2015: How NUS Played a Part In History

It’s been an eventful year for Singapore, which has experienced a roller coaster ride of epic highs and lows. From mourning the death of its greatest state leader, to celebrating the significant milestone of its 50th year of independence. Here are the top five stories of 2015 in which Singapore’s “most loved school” played a part...

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Five Stars for 5 Plays: Celebrating ‘ImagiNATION’

Five Stars for 5 Plays: Celebrating ‘ImagiNATION’

Singapore’s fiftieth year already seems to have had its share of excitement, from the rah-rah celebrations of National Day to the intense general elections. But hold up, we’re not done yet. With the fifteenth birthday of Wild Rice coinciding with SG50, the local theatre company intends to make this year’s celebrations a season to remember. Their party...