When I first met Ihsan last year, he seemed like a quiet, stoic, and reserved man. So imagine my shock when I ran into him at the Singapore Toys, Games, and Comics Convention (STGCC) on Sunday, dressed up as Vigilante from Arrow, with a rifle to boot.
By: A. Mollusk In a dramatic turn of events, a family of giant clam shells have filed for asylum in Singapore, in what is a first for Singapore, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) shared in a press conference on Monday night. According to the MHA, the giant clam shells were picked up from the … Continue reading Giant Clam Shells seek asylum in Singapore after public furore over immigration status
By: Choo Ruizhi I watched a student-produced play on Saturday, called Everlife. It cost $18, which is a lot of money, even if you are from the Singaporean bourgeoisie, and have pretensions to high culture. I didn't have just a few pretensions to high culture. Not many, just a few. The play gave me some … Continue reading Review | Everlife
By: Edward Goh Khiam Li About Kintsugi The play Everlife was performed from 20-22 January 2017 by USProductions at Yale-NUS’s Black Box. The poem Kintsugi chronicles how a play is born and is dedicated to the playwright, director and cast, and the supporting crew of Everlife and other productions teams everywhere, who have both agonized … Continue reading Creative Showcase: Kintsugi
By: Soon Hao Jing Dozens of students gathered in Chatterbox for the latest edition of The Sessions, titled ‘Brexit and Beyond’, to learn about the vote and its implications, seven months after the fateful 23 June 2016 British referendum on the country’s continued European Union (EU) membership. The dialogue, held Monday, 23 January evening, featured … Continue reading The Sessions: Brexit and Beyond
By: Ow Yong Zhi Qi The United States is that one nation in the entire world that commands global attention. From music to movies to television, no one can keep their eyes off them. I’m no political pundit. I know as much about Congress, the Senate, and the two dominant parties as any other person. … Continue reading Trump
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By: Dennis Lam Wei Quan Exams are coming. The thought of that strikes in us a fear so rational, and yet so irrational at the same time. A fear of botching what is seemingly the culmination of the perennial youth pastime affectionately called studying. After countless late – maybe sleepless – nights, we base the … Continue reading You Are So Much More
By: Sarah Kow Few events have the capacity to fill Chatterbox on a week 12 evening. But the dialogue session with Chairman of Kerry Logistics and Chancellor of Nalanda University, Mr George Yeo was more than sufficient a reason to attract a crowd. Seats were occupied half an hour before the allotted time – students … Continue reading The Sessions: Singapore in Southeast Asia (Between China and India)
By: Anonymous A note from the poet: I wrote this after reading “The myth of the lazy native”, a paper by Syed Hussein Alatas on how the British established the identities of the natives in the Malay archipelago. Although enraged, I, like many others, become more resigned to the fact that perhaps the status quo … Continue reading Creative Showcase: Mythos