Category Archives: Memories of Singapore

This is home, truly, where I know I must be.

The Curious Case of the Black and Whites at Woodleigh Park

Better known as the former white elephant station along the Northeast Line, it is hard to find the significance of Woodleigh historically beyond it being part of the former expanse of the Bidadari Cemetery. Yet tucked away in Woodleigh Park,

The Curious Case of the Black and Whites at Woodleigh Park

Better known as the former white elephant station along the Northeast Line, it is hard to find the significance of Woodleigh historically beyond it being part of the former expanse of the Bidadari Cemetery. Yet tucked away in Woodleigh Park,

Making a connection at Circuit Road

With flats dating back nearly half a century, Circuit Road stands as one of the oldest housing estates in Singapore, though its reputation as an urban ghetto is perhaps why its public prominence is overshadowed by the likes of heritage

Making a connection at Circuit Road

With flats dating back nearly half a century, Circuit Road stands as one of the oldest housing estates in Singapore, though its reputation as an urban ghetto is perhaps why its public prominence is overshadowed by the likes of heritage

Finding Inch-spiration on Ubin

In the air-conditioned nation that is Singapore, the idea of embarking on a music sojourn on our shores is hard to imagine. We think about drawbacks such as the lack of space, electricity, tropical humidity and perhaps most importantly, Wi-Fi

Finding Inch-spiration on Ubin

In the air-conditioned nation that is Singapore, the idea of embarking on a music sojourn on our shores is hard to imagine. We think about drawbacks such as the lack of space, electricity, tropical humidity and perhaps most importantly, Wi-Fi

Foo Leong Record Store (富 良 唱片)

“Aunty 有没有英文的歌?” (do you have English songs) “有啊, 有 Justin Bieber ah.” (yes yes, we have Justin Bieber) So began my conversation with 75-year old Mrs Wong, owner of the institution that is Foo Leong Record Store (富 良 唱片),

Foo Leong Record Store (富 良 唱片)

“Aunty 有没有英文的歌?” (do you have English songs) “有啊, 有 Justin Bieber ah.” (yes yes, we have Justin Bieber) So began my conversation with 75-year old Mrs Wong, owner of the institution that is Foo Leong Record Store (富 良 唱片),

What does ‘Support Local’ really mean?

The term ‘support local’ today is primarily used to show support for individuals and independent business that market themselves as new creators of made-in Singapore content. Often, the ‘content’ in mind relates to that of the arts, fashion and the

What does ‘Support Local’ really mean?

The term ‘support local’ today is primarily used to show support for individuals and independent business that market themselves as new creators of made-in Singapore content. Often, the ‘content’ in mind relates to that of the arts, fashion and the

Life in Hougang SMC – Is it any different?

Much has been made about my constituency of Hougang SMC, the second longest opposition held ward since 1991, and a place that I’ve lived all my life. It’s an area that’s been constantly at the centre of political attention, particularly

Life in Hougang SMC – Is it any different?

Much has been made about my constituency of Hougang SMC, the second longest opposition held ward since 1991, and a place that I’ve lived all my life. It’s an area that’s been constantly at the centre of political attention, particularly

What is Singapore Music?

British Invasion, Seattle Sound (Grunge) and even K-Pop are some of the more commonly known genres of music born from their respective nations/states of origin. Which brings a question to mind, is there such as thing as Singapore Music? For

What is Singapore Music?

British Invasion, Seattle Sound (Grunge) and even K-Pop are some of the more commonly known genres of music born from their respective nations/states of origin. Which brings a question to mind, is there such as thing as Singapore Music? For