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The last proper s/pores issue was uploaded in July 2015 – a special issue on Malay culture and society. In some ways, this issue on bookshops is a continuation from this special issue as writers Fadli Fawzi and Faris Joraimi wanted to further explore the topic of Malay literature and ideas, which resulted in their […]

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Editorial Note: “Objectum is an exhibition resulting from curatingLAB: PHASE 03 Curating Lab 2102 offered recent graduates and young curators exposure into curatorial perspectives and practices. Organised by NUS Museum with support from the National Arts Council, the six-month programme began with a curatorial-intensive designed as a workshop, followed by internship assignments. Participants were guided by […]

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3. Art and Space

In conceiving the exhibition, we wanted to work with the dynamics that the space provided, instead of eliminating the narrative of the room by creating a ‘white cube’. Aptly, Goodman Arts Centre, where the exhibition was held, was an old school compound that housed Tun Seri Lanang Secondary School from 1962 to 1995, LASALLE College […]

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Imaginary Frontiers and Deferred Masculinity: Singapore Working Class Men in Batam[1]   Terence Chong   Introduction Dan lights his cigarette as he climbs to the upper deck of the ferry to Batam. It is a cathartic act that marks his departure from straight-laced Singapore into the imaginary frontier of the Riau islands. In less than […]

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Ethnographic Sex Work Research in Singapore: Who gets to speak?   Lu Huiyi   Introduction Perhaps one of the greatest draws of cultural ethnography is the thrill of venturing into fearful and taboo spaces. The red light districts of Geylang and the “Four Floors of Whores” at Orchard Towers have earned themselves a seedy reputation […]

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  Introduction By Terence Chong Sex spaces in global cities are transnational ones. In much the same way the service sector in the metropolis is laden with labourers and workers from the Third World, so too has Singapore experienced the globalisation of sex work. Global economic trends, geopolitical shifts and national insecurities have led to […]

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Launch of The University Socialist Club and the Making of Malaya: Tangled Strands of Modernity Where: Littered with Books 20 Duxton Road Singapore 089486 When: Saturday, December 15, 2012, at 2:00pm (SGT)    

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