WATCH: Ancient history of Singapore explained in video essay

History and politics video essayist Epimetheus has touched on many stories of nations in his mini documentaries on Youtube, and his latest study focuses on the ancient past of Singapore, way before it became the world’s most expensive city to live in. Dedicating only a little more than a minute to when founding prime minister ...

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Rare snapshots of Bukit Ho Swee Fire found in London, presumably snapped by a tourist

Rare snapshots of Bukit Ho Swee Fire found in London, presumably snapped by a tourist

Every Singaporean student would know about the Bukit Ho Swee Fire of 1961. Only the biggest outbreak of fire in local history, the disaster struck the squatter settlement of Bukit...

Outram’s iconic horseshoe-shaped building Pearl Bank Apartments to be torn down after en bloc sale

Outram’s iconic horseshoe-shaped building Pearl Bank Apartments to be torn down after en bloc sale

Pearl Bank Apartments, a 37-story development in Outram, has been sold via private treaty to CapitaLand for S$728 million, following the close of its collective sale tender on 19...

New bistro bar with Pablo Escobar theme gets condemned by Colombian embassy

New bistro bar with Pablo Escobar theme gets condemned by Colombian embassy

Late last month, a new bistro bar and restaurant concept by the name of Escobar opened its doors at China Square Central. In case you don’t know by its name already, it’s a...

The Guardian raises outrage with column arguing that colonialism has been beneficial for Singapore

The Guardian raises outrage with column arguing that colonialism has been beneficial for Singapore

In a bold, scandalous claim made in a column for The Guardian, veteran English journalist Jeevan Vasagar proclaimed that colonialism — the very act defined as a full or partial...

Building housing former National Aerated Water factory to be conserved and integrated into new residential development

Building housing former National Aerated Water factory to be conserved and integrated into new residential development

The main building that used to house former bottling factory, the National Aerated Water Co, is due to be partially conserved by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). This is...

RIP Hugh Hefner, Playboy founder and producer of ‘Saint Jack’, the film about Singapore’s seedy underbelly

RIP Hugh Hefner, Playboy founder and producer of ‘Saint Jack’, the film about Singapore’s seedy underbelly

Hugh Hefner, the silk pajama-wearing, pipe-smoking owner and founder of Playboy Magazine, died today of natural causes in his famous Playboy Mansion home in Los Angeles, leaving...

Sonny Liew, the man behind ‘The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye’, has his own take on the 38 Oxley Road saga

Sonny Liew, the man behind ‘The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye’, has his own take on the 38 Oxley Road saga

In the midst of all the public conflict within Singapore’s first family, one voice that’s stayed silent (but sorely needed) belongs to Sonny Liew, writer and artist behind...