From specialists to generalists, NUS’s recent announcements have been all about one thing — an interdisciplinary education. As first-year students of recently merged College of Humanities and Sciences get ready to start the new semester, and NUS’s recent announcement of the new dean of the Yale-NUS and USP merger, questions about whether the university is aptly prepared for providing interdisciplinary education are increasing. Ignite’s Sorfina writes that perhaps, more can be done.
Brooklyn 99, Queer Eye, 2gether, Sex Education. The list goes on. Slowly but surely, LGBTQ+ representation is increasing, and all this is seeping into the media Singaporeans consume. But how are Singaporeans reacting to this new media trend? And what does this mean for the largely conservative Singapore?
Boys’ love (BL) dramas from Thailand, the Phillippines, and East Asia have surged in popularity in recent years, with fans flocking to watch 2gether, Gameboys, HIStory, and many more. Now, Singapore might also expect its own BL drama production as Summerdaze: The Series launches its fundraiser to turn it into reality.
We sat down with the web series’ co-directors to find out more about what inspired the drama, the challenges they face, and what this film means for representation in Singapore.
Be it dancing to a viral “TikTok song”, uploading videos about “hidden gems” in Singapore, or showcasing hidden talents, TikTok is the up-and-coming social media platform for those seeking a creative outlet, and for those looking for quick entertainment. Ignite’s Annabelle sits down with three of the platform’s rising Singaporean stars to find out more.
“This is legit, doesn’t feel local.” The label ‘made in Singapore’ has been discriminated against by us. From music to film, we are quick to feel embarrassed about or cringe at local productions (and even local culture). Strangely enough, this phenomenon is not unique to Singapore.
Xiao Mei Mei. A familiar trope that most Singaporeans have grown up with. However, after spending about two hours in TikTok hell and coming across at least 20 XMMs staring at me through the screen a thought occurred to me. Is this right?