Culture

Abhishek Mehrotra   |  

Hong Lim Park, at once a space for identity-seeking, speech-making, memory-forming, equality-affirming, and at its core, a simple patch of green for recreational purposes. How has it stood the ravages of time as a place for sketching and imprinting self and nationhood?

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Tak Meng Yuan   |  

Our writer revisits his TV-watching younger self, a boy whose cultural identity was shaped to a large extent by his insatiable appetite for local dramas.

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Jonathan Chan   |  

In exploring his Korean roots, writer Jonathan Chan uncovers Singapore's long historical links with South Korea. It's a journey that has led to the Republic's decade-long obsession with the East Asian nation's cultural exports, a wave that keeps rising.

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Damien Thow Xin Wei   |  

One person's search during the pandemic for the foods and smells of childhood, especially those that remind him of his grandmother.

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Abhishek Mehrotra   |  

Havelock, Neill and Outram, "heroes" of the 1857 war in India, were brutal, murderous generals. Singapore's street names offer an avenue to discover our colonial past, and also a path to understand our future.

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