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Heart of Darkness lights up the pub scene

By Sid Tsering Bhalla | 2 weeks ago

When it comes to top-notch quality with top-notch quirkiness, few pubs can match Heart of Darkness, probably the trendiest gastropub in Singapore’s Keong Saik Road, a place long known for its trendy F & B outlets. With a slew of original beers brewed in its distilleries in Saigon, this funky establishment has quickly established itself as one of Singapore’s top hot spots…

Deepavali 2022 Light Up by LISHA

By Sonia Bhayana | 3 weeks ago

This year’s Deepavali Light Up will be inaugurated by Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat on Friday September 16 in Singapore’s Little India. It will be the opening show to a slew of exciting activities that the Little India Shopkeepers & Heritage Association (LISHA) have lined up to celebrate the Festival of Lights which falls…

Eight first-time winners at Singapore Literature Prize 2022

By Team India Se | August 26, 2022

After two years of restrictions and social distancing, the Singapore Literature Prize (SLP) awards ceremony made its return in-person for the first time since 2018 at Victoria Theatre. Suratman Markasan and Wang Gungwu have made history as the oldest winners of SLP, while eight of the 12 recipients are first-time winners with a mix of…

Hotel PARKROYAL’s new avatar

By Shobha Tsering Bhalla | August 5, 2022

The 52-year old crescent-shaped hotel, is not a beach hotel nor is it in the heart of the ritzy, and hugely expensive, brand-name shopping belt. It is much more than that. The vibrantly renovated PARKROYAL is located at the edge of the centrally located business district, and has an ambience that many other hotels can…

My Community Festival presents trails and tales throughout August

By Tabitha Manresa | July 25, 2022

Without fully disclosing my age and which X,Y,Z generation I belong to I can say that as a child in America, the television program Mr. Rogers Neighborhood was a quintessential part of my youth. And his “who are the people in your neighbourhood” segment was beloved. At its core, My Community Festival is the expanded narrative that…

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Bhaskar’s Arts Academy (BAA) celebrates 70 years in Arts

By Parul Trivedi-Shah Singapore based classical dance, music and theatre company, Bhaskar’s Arts Academy (BAA) celebrates its 70th Anniversary with an amazing array of programmes lined up to showcase its legacy. From February to November 2022 they will present close to 20 captivating performance and exhibitions to honour the Academy’s achievements. It will also showcase…

The heritage stores of Little India

The shops in Little India have grown with the Indian diaspora. And some have become famous. Like the hole-in-the-wall flower shop that morphed into a multimillion-dollar store selling everything needed for pujas. And the jewellery shop on the other side of the main street where a goldsmith begins crafting wedding ornaments before dawn because that…

India & Bangladesh mark 50 years of strong bonds

In one of the strongest diplomatic affirmations of friendship between two nations, the High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Singapore, this evening in his opening speech, quoted from the Indian epic The Mahabharata while speaking about the close ties that his country has with India. Mr Tauhedul Islam was speaking at the Golden Jubilee celebrations (Maitri…

New digital initiatives to offer exciting new ways to enjoy heritage

Visitors to the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) will now be able to receive recommendations of artefacts and displays in the galleries that may interest them, so that they are able to home in on these displays at the outset. This will include a Virtual Museum Host that allows visitors to enjoy one-on-one, guided experiences from…

New American school to start operations next year

Despite the business challenges posed by the Covid pandemic over the last 20 months, Singapore’s education sector is growing exponentially with the city-state all set to have a third American-style international school. The new school, named XCL American Academy, expects to start enrolling students from August 2022. XCL Education, a leading education provider in Asia…