Packaging Matters at National Museum of Singapore

Take a nostalgic walk back in time at this special exhibition “Packaging Matters” at National Museum of Singapore, into the world of food and its packaging in Singapore, in the era of the early bottling and canning factories in the late 19th to early 20th centuries, to the light industries of the 1960s to 1970s when the factories in Singapore manufactured food. Upon entering into Stamford Gallery, it was like stepping into a time machine that brought me back in time when I was a young kid in the 80s, I spotted a number of familiar food packagings, boxes and designs that …

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Carpmael Street Bazaar by The Retro Factory

Vintage and retro flea markets have been one of my favourite places to visit, you never know what kind of treasures and interesting items that you can find at these markets. From my various travels overseas in the last two decades to different countries and studying in Australia, I always have a fun time visiting such vintage and retro flea markets. Back home in Singapore, I was introduced to Katong Square Lifestyle & Vintage Market organised by The Retro Factory (maybe Q4 2016 or Q1 2017?) and I made new friends who are part of the community there! I also …

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Where the lights shine above the sky

Where the lights shine above the sky, giving me the directions, me the photographer explorer, to seek, discover and explore, what I wanted to do, for my commercial and personal photography for the year 2019. This artwork is Time Rhythm at the Andersen Bridge in Singapore, part of the I Light Singapore 2019 – Bicentennial edition taking place right now till 24th February 2019. Keep a lookout for my photographs on my Instagram , as I start to explore all of the artworks at i Light Singapore 2019. Just having a number of thoughts inside my mind, wrote it down and …

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In an Instant: Polaroid at National Museum of Singapore

In today’s world of technology, internet and social media networks, in an instant,  with the power of smartphones and apps, photographs of almost anything and everything, can be captured and shared in an instant. Where is the origin of this modern instant photography? The origin of modern instant photography can be traced back to the late 1940s with the introduction of the Polaroid camera to the world. In an Instant: Polaroid at National Museum of Singapore, you can take a photography journey back in time to learn and explore the roots and origin of instant photography. Edwin Land: Scientist, Inventor, …

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Between The Lines – The Chinese Cartoon Revolution

A special exhibition is now taking place at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, it’s titled “Between the Lines – The Chinese Cartoon Revolution”. This is a unique and very interesting exhibition, using satirical sketches to tell stories, spread a national movement and capture historical moments in time. Wan Qing CultureFest 2018  This special exhibition, Between the lines – The Chinese Cartoon Revolution, was officially launched together with Wan Qing CultureFest 2018 on 3rd November 2018. Visitors were able to catch wonderful performances during the launch event, bringing them back in time to the good old days. The theme for Wan …

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Launch of Malay CultureFest 2018 & Undangan ke Baitullah

The Malay CultureFest 2018 is back, it was officially launched on the 12th October 2018 at the Malay Heritage Centre by the Guest of Honour, Mdm Halimah Yacob, President of the Republic of Singapore. Along with the launch of MalayCultureFest 2018, a special exhibition titled, “Undangan ke Baitullah: Pilgrims’ Stories from the Malay World to Makkah / Kisah-kisah Haji dari Alam Melayu ke Makkah” was also launched together on the same day. Malay CultureFest 2018 This year’s Malay CultureFest 2018 focus on artistic expressions of devotion and faith, found throughout the Nusantara, in conjunction with the special exhibition titled, “Undangan ke …

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The Little Prince is now in Singapore!

The Little Prince is in town, have you heard of him? At the back of my mind, who is this “Little Prince”? Is he a royalty? Is he a real person or is he fictional? Prior to visiting The Little Prince: Behind the Story exhibition at the Singapore Philatelic Museum, that were some of the questions that occupied my mind. Upon entering into The Little Prince: Behind the Story exhibition, I was brought into another world (of fantasy, travel, adventure and writing), just as what the author, French aviator Antoine de Saint Exupery would want to open it to and …

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Explore Singapore’s National Monuments through Lego bricks and blocks

Eight mininatures of Singapore’s National Monuments, made up of more than 110,000 Lego bricks, designed and built by My Little Brick Shop Pte Ltd, over a period of seven months. This is a very special and unique exhibition, that would attract both young and old, learning  Singapore’s National Monuments, their history and heritage through Lego. Organised by the Preservation of Sites and Monuments (PSM) division of the National Heritage Board (NHB), this is part of the PSM’s efforts to raise awareness of Singapore’s buildings history and heritage, using Lego bricks and blocks, to learn and deepen understanding of Singapore’s buildings …

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Amek Gambar: Peranakans and Photography

Nowadays, photography has become a widespread movement with the proliferation of digital photography and smartphone photography. From the selfies, wefies and photographs we took with our smartphones, not to mention photographs shot with digital compact cameras, mirrorless cameras and DSLRs, the total number of photographs that we are taking today is really phenomenal. In 2014, according to Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report, people uploaded an average of 1.8billion digital images every single day. Now, think back, how did photography came about and in which year? How was the early days of photography like? Photographs provided us with a lot …

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