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Heart of Darkness lights up the pub scene

By Sid Tsering Bhalla | September 18, 2022

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 | September 16, 2022

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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Singaporean literary stawarts win S.E.A Write Award

Public intellectual and 2010 Singapore Literature Prize winner Simon Tay and Malay theatre doyen Almahdi Al-Haj Ibrahim, known as Nadiputra, have been selected to receive the S.E.A. Write Award, a prestigious award presented to writers from ASEAN countries. The two winners – Simon Tay (2019) and Nadiputra (2020) – will be presented with their awards…

Indian Heritage Centre launches Deepavali Light-up

Traditionally known as the ‘Festival of Lights’, Deepavali is a celebration of the triumph of good over evil; light over darkness; and knowledge over ignorance. This year, join the Indian Heritage Centre (IHC) in its Deepavali celebrations, titled Welcoming Light, and take in the sights, sounds and revelry of the festival as we collectively usher…

Singapore Delights at Dubai Expo

From a mesmerising light display inspired by our connection with nature, to thought-provoking conversations on sustainable and liveable cities of the future interspersed with films that present Singapore through its people, heritage and stories, the Singapore Pavilion is ready to welcome the world at Expo 2020 Dubai when it opens to the public from 1…

Celebrating Women – A Dance Fiesta by SRI

In a first for a classical Indian dance event in Singapore, a leading dance academy here – SRI – will be staging a dance drama using an ancient Indian martial arts form called Kalaripayattu on which Kung Fu and other Asian martial arts are based. In an unprecedented cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary performance, The Warrior Queen dance,…

The ANAORI Kakugama

In a country where Zen has long been entwined in the cultural DNA of the nation, it is only natural that this elegant practise of appreciating simplicity is present in almost every product. Zen art grew up around the philosophy of Zen Buddhism and became synonymous with the idea that simplicity is the path to…