Welcome to the first issue of 2020! The start of any new year always provides us with the opportunity to look forward to what the future holds, and…

Welcome to the first issue of 2020! The start of any new year always provides us with the opportunity to look forward to what the future holds, and…

Singapore’s only cable radio service was an instant hit when it was launched in 1949. Barbara Quek charts the history of the pioneering broadcasting station. For a generation…

In the days before cinema, bangsawan performances entertained the masses. Tan Chui Hua looks at the rise and fall of bangsawan venues in Singapore. “With a bottle of…

Brothels in colonial Singapore, with its large male migrant population, did a roaring trade. Adeline Foo examines the lives of the unfortunate girls and women who were sold…

Four journalists from Singapore covered the Vietnam War for the international news media. Only one survived. Shirlene Noordin has the story. Some of the most iconic and impactful…

In 1915, sepoys in Singapore revolted against their British officers in a bloody rebellion. Umej Bhatia recreates the final moments of the mutineers as they pay the ultimate…

In the first of two essays on the history of printing in mainland Southeast Asia, Gracie Lee examines the impact of the printing press in Vietnam, Cambodia and…

The resplendent Istana – where colonial governors and modern-day presidents once lived – celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2019. Wong Sher Maine recounts key moments in its history.…