If asked if you have watched porn, most of us can’t deny we have watched it at least once — it is now more accessible than ever with a click of a button thanks to the Internet. But despite its ability to provide pleasure, it has also been attributed to negative behaviours such as propagating unhealthy expectations.
While 2021 has definitely been a rollercoaster ride, never would I envision myself speaking to a rainbow-coloured anime catgirl over a conference call. Yet, while speaking to VTuber Caturteer was a surreal experience, it was also definitely more engaging than any University zoom breakout session I’ve had over the past year.
PM Lee’s magical language-changing tea cup, the forespoken East Coast plan, Beow Tan… memes in Singapore are taking flight, bringing laughter to Singapore’s own shores. Yet, sometimes memes can overstep boundaries and cause outrage — such as the first onslaught of memes after Joseph Schooling’s Olympic swim.
Ignite’s Jia Yu takes a deep dive into our homegrown memes to find out why we meme, and what are its impacts on Singapore today.
Singapore, the food paradise that is home to the world-renowned hawker culture. Yet, the sunny island festers with eating disorders that are often misunderstood and wrongly stereotyped — hindering the proper diagnosis and successful recovery of many.
Seven Centimetres From Myself, a short film by the producer of beloved local sitcom Phua Chu Kang, will be one of just 25 films to be screened at the Go Mental! International Short Film Festival 2021, a Berlin-based film festival primarily focused on mental health.
As Singapore continues to progress and develop, we often hear news of such heritage buildings being demolished to make way for yet another highway or MRT line, followed by the fight to preserve these buildings instead.
So, what do buildings have to do with our national identity and culture?