Sights & Sounds

Sights & Sounds:The Fire Dragon’s Last Dance

March 7, 2012 | by derek | Leave a comment
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Chi­nese mythol­ogy depicts the dragon as a long, serpent-like crea­ture with pow­er­ful talons. Often linked with aus­pi­cious power, it is the nat­ural choice for the sym­bol of fortune.

23 Feb­ru­ary 2012
The tem­ple called me up to pho­to­graph a tri­en­nial event, the light-up of the fire dragon. The life and death of the dragon hap­pened on that very night of Feb­ru­ary, as it danced its great­est first and last — its only dance.

Sights & Sounds:Lomography Singapore outing: JUMP!

November 21, 2011 | by lizzy | 4 Comments

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Lomography Singapore

Lomography Singapore

The crew was invited to cover the inau­gural Lomog­ra­phy Sin­ga­pore out­ing, a casual and spon­ta­neous event to cel­e­brate the open­ing of Lomography’s Gallery Store in Sin­ga­pore.

Sights & Sounds:Performances for the Hungry: Getai

September 2, 2011 | by derek | Leave a comment
Performances for the hungry, a getai special

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As a kid, read­ing Rus­sell Lee’s True Sin­ga­pore Ghost Sto­ries gave me the chills. Par­tic­u­larly sto­ries about the Hun­gry Ghost Fes­ti­val. Who could put down a book with a pair of eerie almond-shaped eyes on the cover? I was clearly court­ing trou­ble, when read­ing such sto­ries ren­dered me too fright­ened to make the short walk to answer nature’s call in the mid­dle of the night, a majes­tic dis­tance of no more than 14 metres sep­a­rated my bed­room from the toi­let. I still read (past tense) them any­way. A decade and a half later, I find myself explor­ing one of the ‘rit­u­als’ so closely asso­ci­ated with the sev­enth month — the getai.

Sights & Sounds:MAAD Pyjamas (12 August 2011)

August 22, 2011 | by Song | 3 Comments

Tak­ing place once a month on Fri­day evenings in Red Dot Design Museum, the Mar­ket of Artist And Design­ers (known as MAAD in short) is a con­gre­ga­tion of the Sin­ga­porean cre­ative, art and design scene. Not to be mis­taken for your run-of-the-mill flea mar­ket, MAAD show­cases a wide spec­trum of works by local tal­ents, such as poets, painters, visual artists, jew­elry crafters, prod­uct design­ers and many more. Started since July 2006 as a cam­paign to “save, sup­port and sus­tain Singapore’s cre­ative souls”, MAAD has expanded rapidly through the years in scale and now even boasts exhi­bi­tion oppor­tu­ni­ties.

Sights & Sounds:MINT Museum of Toys (and a giveaway!)

June 13, 2011 | by lizzy | 2 Comments

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The crew had the priv­i­lege of vis­it­ing the MINT Museum of Toys a cou­ple of weeks ago. We’ve been inter­ested in the place for a while, so when we heard that the museum had col­lab­o­rated with local illus­tra­tor MessyM­sxi on an exhi­bi­tion, we thought it would be a good time to check out the place. (We’re giv­ing away passes to the museum as well, scroll to the bot­tom to find out more!)