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Lim Cheng Tju and Hong Lysa Can art transcend history, pain and loss? I think art helps in the healing process where there has been trauma. It is an emotional outlet for both the artist and the viewer. It helps by allowing people to revisit past experiences, and generates discourses so that people can talk […]

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Chiu Weili The ‘Modernist’ poetry movement started in Singapore in the late 1950s, with key figures such as Chen Ruixian, Du Nanfa etc. Initially viewed as an off-shoot of its Taiwanese counterpart, it soon became an indigenous literary campaign, extending its reach as far as Malaysia. It is distinctive in its particular emphasis on aesthetics […]

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Kelvin Chia Situating The Tangent: Chinese-educated intellectuals in Singapore’s socio-political history The Chinese community in pre-Independence Singapore can be seen as one that is bifurcated between the ‘Chinese-educated’ and the ‘English-educated’. These two sectors were schooled in institutions that use Chinese (i.e. Mandarin) and English respectively as their dominant language of instruction, and this distinction […]

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Constance Singam I was in a taxi chatting with the driver, a Chinese man, when he spotted an Indian woman on the roadside. He points to her and says to me, ‘There’s your country woman’, and I tell him, ‘We are all from the same country; we are all Singaporeans’. ‘No’, he says, ‘Singapore belongs […]

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学语以外 : Beyond Language Learning

李慧玲 : Lee Huay Leng English version Translated by Francis Lim Khek Gee, with additional translation by Tan Siok Siok 我们回到上海时,赶紧把在汕头买的潮语配音《白雪公主》卡通片拿出来播放,听着皇后用潮州话问那镜子:“魔镜,魔镜,世界上那个芝娘最美丽?”全家人都被逗乐了。

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Joseph Tham Various Artistes. 100 Greatest: Singapore 60s – The Definitive Collection. Universal Music Singapore, 2009. 5-CD box set. 1960s have always been a heady decade for many around the world – In the USA, the people were fighting for the rights of the Afro-Americans, the military presence of the Americans in Vietnam, the corseted […]

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Daniel PS Goh Nowadays, being forty-one years of age marks the middle of one’s life. It can be a time for reflection on what we have achieved and what we want to do in the remaining future. It can also be a time for denial, when the past is consumed as mere nostalgia and the […]

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