• I wanted to put a fictitious PM's wife in my play but was 'afraid': playwright Tan Tarn How
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    I wanted to put a fictitious PM's wife in my play but was 'afraid': playwright Tan Tarn How

    Playwright Tan Tarn How decided not to depict the PM's wife in a play about censorship and media control, as he did not know if fiction was covered by defamation laws.

  • Silver Arts festival to focus on inter-generation bonding
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    Silver Arts festival to focus on inter-generation bonding

    Some 80 artists and arts groups will participate in the Silver Arts festival from 6 to 30 September, of whom one-third are performers aged 60 and above.

  • LTA removes artwork plaques following online flak
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    Reena Devi

    LTA removes artwork plaques following online flak

    The Land Transport Authority has removed the accompanying plaques for the mural “Welcome to Jingapore” at stations along the Downtown Line following comments from netizens that the word “Jingapore” was a misspelling. Responding to queries from Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore, LTA spokesperson said, “The title ‘Welcome to Jingapore’ is a wordplay on the artist’s name. By combining his name ‘Jing’ and ‘Singapore’, the work was an attempt by the artist to portray Singapore through his eyes.

  • After online flak, artist says 'Jingapore' in title of MRT station mural is intentional
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    Reena Devi

    After online flak, artist says 'Jingapore' in title of MRT station mural is intentional

    Artist Jing Quek has received some flak online over the title of his artwork for the Tampines West MRT station. Singapore artist Jing Quek’s latest work for the Downtown Line Station, Tampines West, has been trending online recently due to the title of the work “Welcome to Jingapore’’. Netizens have been sharing the image of the title of the work on a signboard by the Land Transport Authority questioning the spelling of the name.

  • Neon light installations take over Siloso Beach
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    Reena Devi

    Neon light installations take over Siloso Beach

    Even the process of creating the installation involved interacting with the space and people around. Titled "Lost Colonies", the work resembles a honeycomb as it unravels into a fabric-like structure that seems to drift away.

  • Story about dementia wins Golden Village's inaugural short film competition
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    Gabriel Choo

    Story about dementia wins Golden Village's inaugural short film competition

    Cinema operator Golden Village crowned the winners of its inaugural “GV25 Film Shorts” competition at the new Golden Village cineplex at SingPost Centre on Monday (30 October) evening. “GV25 Film Shorts” is a new grant scheme for aspiring filmmakers to make short films in Singapore.

  • PHOTOS: What a fashion and art festival at a supermarket looks like
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    PHOTOS: What a fashion and art festival at a supermarket looks like

    We’ve never heard of a fashion and art festival being held at a supermarket in Singapore until now.

  • 14-year-old Singaporean soloist impresses 'Asia's Got Talent' judges
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    14-year-old Singaporean soloist impresses 'Asia's Got Talent' judges

    Lauren Yeo started singing classes when she was eight years old. 14-year-old Singaporean soprano soloist Lauren Yeo is in the running for semi-finals after last night’s episode of “Asia’s Got Talent”. Yeo, who started singing classes when she was eight years old and performed a solo recital at the Esplanade when she was nine years old, got three nods from the panel of judges.

  • 'The Addams Family' teaches us to accept each other's differences, says its producer
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    'The Addams Family' teaches us to accept each other's differences, says its producer

    “The Addams Family” will run from 15 to 26 November at the MES Theatre at Mediacorp. The Addams family is back! Wednesday, Pugsley, Gomez, Morticia as well as Uncle Fester and Grandma Frump will be in Singapore this November as part of a staging by UK production company Aria Entertainment. The play will see new conflicts among members of the popular family of darkness, mainly surrounding Wednesday’s new boyfriend and Gomez’s struggle to keep a secret from his wife.

  • Stefanie Sun releases music video for 'A Dancing Van Gogh'
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    Stefanie Sun releases music video for 'A Dancing Van Gogh'

    Singaporean singer-songwriter Stefanie Sun has released a new music video for “A Dancing Van Gogh”. Singaporean singer-songwriter Stefanie Sun, also known as Sun Yanzi, released her latest music video for the melancholic ballad “A Dancing Van Gogh” on Saturday (22 October) . The album “Stefanie Sun’s 13th work: A Dancing Van Gogh” will be released on 9 November and pre-orders will be available from 25 October.

  • Ho say ah! Can buy a brand new Singlish book liao!
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    Nicholas Yong

    Ho say ah! Can buy a brand new Singlish book liao!

    He has attracted the wrath of no less than Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for his love of Singlish - or as he would put it, he kena buak goo yoo (being criticised) - but that has not stopped poet and academic Gwee Li Sui, 47, from writing a new book about the language so beloved of Singaporeans.

  • Singapore acts shine in season premiere of 'Asia's Got Talent'
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    Singapore acts shine in season premiere of 'Asia's Got Talent'

    Sisters Ann-Sophie (left) and Ariane got through to the semi-finals of “Asia’s Got Talent”. Singaporean singers impressed judges in the premiere episode of “Asia’s Got Talent Season 2” that aired last Thursday (12 October). Sisters Anne-Sophie Cazaubon, 10, and Ariane, 12, wowed the judges with their version of Leo Delibes’ “The Flower Duet”.

  • New fashion and art festival to launch at supermarket in Jurong
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    New fashion and art festival to launch at supermarket in Jurong

    Visitors to the Big Box hypermart will soon be able to view fashion designs and artwork while shopping for groceries. From 20 to 22 October, the supermarket at the mall in Jurong East will host the inaugural fashion and art festival OUTSIDER. Billed as an “anti-elitist” festival, it will showcase fashion and art exhibitions of designers and visual artists from Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Thailand, and Malaysia, as well as Singapore.

  • Weekend guide (3-5 February): Huayi - Chinese Festival of Arts, Spring Surprise
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    Amritpal Khaira

    Weekend guide (3-5 February): Huayi - Chinese Festival of Arts, Spring Surprise

    Still recovering from the long weekend? Well, the Chinese New Year (CNY) festivities have only just got started with Huayi Chinese Festival of Arts and Gardens by the Bay’s Spring Surprise the highlights of this coming weekend, along with a shophouse hip-hop party and a flea market.

  • Weekend guide (13-15 January): Singapore Art Week, Pokémon Run, KidsFest
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    Amritpal Khaira

    Weekend guide (13-15 January): Singapore Art Week, Pokémon Run, KidsFest

    The M1 Fringe Festival, which encompasses several art-related activities and showcases, has yet to conclude, and another art festival is all set to kick-off this week. The Singapore Art Week (SAW) promises 12 days of non-stop arts entertainment with several events lined up. Aside from that, the upcoming weekend also has a wide range of activities that will have you spoilt for choice. Options range from the Aliwal Urban Art Festival boasting contemporary art, street dancing and skateboarding, to a nature trek at Bukit Brown cemetery and a motor show.