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The Self-Made Carpenter Greg Swyny offers us some words of wisdom.

Who: Greg Swyny What: Carpenter Where: Singapore Years of experience: 2 In the final instalment of our three-part series about craftsmanship in Singapore, we speak to carpenter, Greg Swyny, about learning life skills from his dad, and his most significant project. I started calling myself a carpenter when I first started The Woodwork Initiative at […]


Coffee With Aik Beng Chia On photography, love and kopi with butter.

“What is the use of having a great depth of field, if there is not an adequate depth of feeling?” -W. Eugene Smith Perhaps I’m trying to explain away my inadequacies as an interviewer, but it is difficult to talk about photography in a meaningful manner. That’s not to say that you can’t speak of […]


The Monk In The Luxury Hotel Lessons from a Himalayan Buddhist Master.

When it comes to religion, I have been called a libertine, a blasphemer, a dilettante and a skeptic. But even for someone as irreverent as myself, there’s something intimidating about the prospect of interviewing a Himalayan Buddhist Tulku.  In Himalayan Buddhism, a Tulku is a spiritual teacher, a religious custodian who reincarnates through the ages, and […]


Singapore’s Headquarter of Techno In the throes of thumping underground techno in a commercially oriented city state.

Clean, safe, efficient, rich, modern. A financial powerhouse where chewing gum is banned. This is how foreigners would describe Singapore. Most foreigners I’ve spoken to on language exchange app HelloTalk – on which I practise my French – have an impression of Singapore being a “good country”. One guy from Algeria was even surprised that […]


Workouts For Travellers Part 1 How to eliminate muscle tension from long flights.

You’re flying budget on a 12-hour-flight to to x beautiful destination. There’s a squalling baby just across the aisle, and the guy by the window seat has the weakest bladder in the world. You’d love to get some shut-eye if only the damn seat weren’t designed by the experts in persuasion at Guantanamo Bay. Ah, the […]


The Truth About Pole Dancing Experiencing pole dance; subverting gender stereotypes.

I’ve always believed that before you judge someone, you have to walk a mile in their heels. So on April 16, I girded my loins and took the plunge into the world of pole dancing, with a male trial class at Slap Dance Studio and a subsequent interview with the studio’s practitioners. Male friends looked […]


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