With Lunar New Year approaching, we start to hear the familiar sounds again: house-visits are often backgrounded by the clicks and clacks of mahjong tiles, and peals of laughter that follow the ripples of “Double! Double!” in a game of In-Between.
But why do we gamble during this season? And is there a line to festive social gambling?
Senior theatre benefits our older generation — from the performers themselves to the audience. But could it be for the rest of us too?
Listening to radio plays such as Chap Lau brings the older audience to a period of nostalgia, and the younger audience to a time we know less about. From currency to housing situations, things are constantly changing and getting replaced — but they are preserved in performance.
“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.
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.