Hunting for Ghosts, Metaphors and Meaning: A cemetery stroll with ‘The Minorities’ author Suffian Hakim

Hunting for Ghosts, Metaphors and Meaning: A cemetery stroll with ‘The Minorities’ author Suffian Hakim

In search for deeper meaning about ghosts, among ghosts.

Meme Wars: How a young undergraduate tried to single-handedly take on local meme pages and lost

Meme Wars: How a young undergraduate tried to single-handedly take on local meme pages and lost

A tale of betrayal, arrogance, and hubris.

Masters of Dank: A roundtable session with the people behind Singapore’s top meme pages

Masters of Dank: A roundtable session with the people behind Singapore’s top meme pages

In Charlie Lim’s latest music video, the Singaporean singer-songwriter typically known for his somber, melancholic tunes went full meta, very much against type, taking on a...

As a native Singaporean Malay, ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ did nothing for me (and that’s okay)

As a native Singaporean Malay, ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ did nothing for me (and that’s okay)

[Spoilers ahead, obviously] OPINION — If you came here looking for a review of Crazy Rich Asians, here it is: It’s a well-paced, visually stunning Hollywood rom-com that’s...

Photographer comes up with truly Singaporean superheroes, including Lady Chope and Milo Marvel

Photographer comes up with truly Singaporean superheroes, including Lady Chope and Milo Marvel

Inspired by the deluge of superhero flicks of late, a creative professional embarked on a comic book project of his own, playing Nick Fury to assemble his own set of Avengers —...

Singaporeans who step outside the lines take center stage in ‘The Naysayers Book Club’

Singaporeans who step outside the lines take center stage in ‘The Naysayers Book Club’

For author Simon Vincent, being a Singaporean in the 21st century involves a navigating a few paradoxes. “There is a strange tension now,” Vincent, 28, told Coconuts Singapore...

A tribute to Anthony Bourdain, a Singapore cuisine true believer

A tribute to Anthony Bourdain, a Singapore cuisine true believer

It’s been nearly a week since Anthony Bourdain died. There’s no other way to say this — the death of the legendary chef and TV personality is truly, genuinely...

Tale of the Tape: Trump vs. Kim

Tale of the Tape: Trump vs. Kim

Forget Ali-Frazier, Hagler-Hearns, and Tyson-Holyfield. The real fight of the century is taking place today in a conference room at the Capella Hotel in Singapore. With so...

EXCLUSIVE: Former US Ambassador to Singapore Frank Lavin on what to expect during Trump-Kim summit

EXCLUSIVE: Former US Ambassador to Singapore Frank Lavin on what to expect during Trump-Kim summit

As a former US ambassador to the Republic of Singapore, Frank Lavin was a name we thought of immediately when looking for a clear-eyed assessment of this week’s summit...

A guide to all the musicians involved in rejuvenated 2018 version of NDP classic ‘We Are Singapore’

A guide to all the musicians involved in rejuvenated 2018 version of NDP classic ‘We Are Singapore’

Last year’s National Day Parade theme song was (and remains) painfully bland — a yearly tradition, it seems. The National Day Parade in itself is designed to elicit an...


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