We go roadtripping with Sim Jiaying as she guides us through a meticulous reading of director Anthony Chen’s paean to disaffected Chinese youth, “The Breaking Ice”. The film becomes a point of embarkation for a broader discussion of the road movie genre—as reimagined by Singaporean filmmakers.
An intimate piece of documentary theatre performed by three respected practitioners reveals how the Singaporean theatre industry has come of age—and how that generation has shaped the theatrical age we now live in.
From her debut in Singapore’s indie and electronic scenes to her feature in the National Day Parade song “The Road Ahead”, Linying has distinguished herself with her ethereal vocals, musical versatility, and profound lyricism.
The literary legacy of the late Adrian Tan—bestselling author of The Teenage Textbook and The Teenage Workbook—says a lot more about Singaporeans than we may have wanted.
A sold-out, debut play from Amanda Chong brought audiences to tears of joy, anger and anguish, delivering rousing applause for lead actress Sindhura Kalidas for her solo performance. But not everything lived up to expectations, according to our reviewer.
Re-issued some 54 years later, Wong’s debut book of poems remains pertinent; tender and intimate in its surfacing of questions relating to alienation, belonging and being—as outsider, as Asian, as female.