Category Archives: Social history from the coffeeshop

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Architectural Gold along Beach Road

Starting from the tip of the War Memorial Park up to the mouth of the Kallang River, Beach Road is a historic stretch that is home to perhaps some of the most underappreciated architectural gems in Singapore. Located along the

Architectural Gold along Beach Road

Starting from the tip of the War Memorial Park up to the mouth of the Kallang River, Beach Road is a historic stretch that is home to perhaps some of the most underappreciated architectural gems in Singapore. Located along the

Dibashram – A Communal-Cultural Space for Singapore’s Migrant Workers

For 24-year old Shujjal, who recently appeared in a play titled ‘No Man’s Land’ as part of the 2015 edition of OH! Open House edition-Joo Chiat, Dibashram has been his home away from home for the past two years, a

Dibashram – A Communal-Cultural Space for Singapore’s Migrant Workers

For 24-year old Shujjal, who recently appeared in a play titled ‘No Man’s Land’ as part of the 2015 edition of OH! Open House edition-Joo Chiat, Dibashram has been his home away from home for the past two years, a

The uncommon side of Commonwealth and Holland Village

From a very ‘Royal’ HDB to Singapore’s last remaining Hakka Cemetery, visitors can now explore the more uncommon parts of Commonwealth and Holland Village, thanks to a careful designed tour by the team at My Community. Chip Bee Gardens &

The uncommon side of Commonwealth and Holland Village

From a very ‘Royal’ HDB to Singapore’s last remaining Hakka Cemetery, visitors can now explore the more uncommon parts of Commonwealth and Holland Village, thanks to a careful designed tour by the team at My Community. Chip Bee Gardens &

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