Ahead of demolition, residents turn Pearl Bank into a rubbish dump (PHOTOS)

The end of anything is rarely pretty, but Singapore’s iconic Pearl Bank Apartments definitely isn’t getting much of a swan song on its way out. Just three weeks before residents of the building are to move out ahead of its demolition later in the year, the horse shoe-shaped condominium — Singapore’s tallest, most densely populated condo when constructed in 1976 –has ...

Photo essays

The quest for acceptance with Singapore’s LARPers

The quest for acceptance with Singapore’s LARPers

It was a warm, typically humid Saturday, and I was walking briskly towards a piazza in Sunplaza Park, a wee bit tardy for a… peculiar meeting. Only a handful of elderly...

Mysticism and Modern Tech: The life and times of a Carousell bomoh

Mysticism and Modern Tech: The life and times of a Carousell bomoh

Story by Ilyas Sholihyn; Photos by Raphael Koh The first time I met Mbah H* was at the grand Ubin Thai Buddhist Temple, a temple just off Jalan Kayu, straight down from Tang Tea...

In pics: Get up close and personal with some of the world’s most threatened reptiles at the Singapore Zoo’s RepTopia

In pics: Get up close and personal with some of the world’s most threatened reptiles at the Singapore Zoo’s RepTopia

Photos and words by Raphael Koh The next time you head to the Singapore Zoo, you’ll get to meet more than 60 of the world’s most colorful, exotic and threatened reptiles,...

In Pics: A first look at Changi Airport’s high-tech, swanky Terminal 4

In Pics: A first look at Changi Airport’s high-tech, swanky Terminal 4

Story and photos by Raphael Koh   The wait to get a first look at Changi Airport’s new Terminal 4 is just less than two weeks away, but registration is full and now closed...

In the twilight hours of Sungei Road Thieves Market

In the twilight hours of Sungei Road Thieves Market

Photos by Raphael Koh / Coconuts Media After 30 years, the Thieves Market sold it’s last piece of “junk” yesterday. Yet another Singaporean bastion of cultural...

In Pics: Exploring the dotty, eccentric world of Yayoi Kusama

In Pics: Exploring the dotty, eccentric world of Yayoi Kusama

Photos and story by Raphael Koh, editing by Ilyas Sholihyn With her signature dots and nets motif, Yayoi Kusama’s exhibition Life is the Heart of a Rainbow has drawn huge crowds...

Meet Singapore’s doll collector: The man living in a Barbie world with more than 9,000 dolls

Meet Singapore’s doll collector: The man living in a Barbie world with more than 9,000 dolls

Video and story: Fraser Morton Photography: Eszter Papp Jian Yang is passionate about collecting Barbie dolls, and has been since he was a kid. Now in his late 30s, he has amassed...

In Pics: Rally in the Alley, Coconuts Singapore’s first (and defo not the last) block party

In Pics: Rally in the Alley, Coconuts Singapore’s first (and defo not the last) block party

Our block party came and went last Saturday — and if you missed out, we feel bad for you son, 'cause it was straight up fire.


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