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Dim Sum Dollies: The History of Singapore Part 2   “Facts aren’t guaranteed tonight, but laughter is!” - The Dim Sum Dollies What better way to welcome #SG50 than with a Dim Sum Dollies retelling of Singapore’s years starting from our independence in 1965? The sequel to the highly successful Dim Sum Dollies: The History of Singapore, which ran in 2007 and 2008, The History of Singapore Part 2 will be in theatres from now till 23 December 2014. Theatre-goers need not fear if they missed the first instalment, as the Dim Sum Dollies do a quick and quirky recap at...
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About ZoukOut   Steadily gaining fans and party-goers every year, the turnout at ZoukOut this year promises to be exceptional. After all, there is something to celebrate - the success of the #SaveZouk campaign. As regular partygoers know, there was a scare this year when Zouk announced that its lease was expiring at the end of the year. However, a petition and 39,000 signatures later, it was announced that the lease was extended. ZoukOut is the largest and most notable outdoor dance and music festival in South East Asia, and this year's incarnation attracted world-renowned DJs Steve Aoki, Martin Garrix, Nicky Romero who...
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About Music Gives Back: Voices   “Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.” - Ruth Carter Stapleton Christmas is the season of giving, and what better way to do so then with a charity music concert! Music Gives Back - Voices promises a wide range of acts from different genres, including pop, jazz and even opera. With special guest appearances, prepare yourself to marvel at the wonders of the human voice. A 100% charity initiative, all proceeds will go to beneficiaries of HCA Hospice Care and its StarPals...
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Synopsis   Source: W!LD RICE Ltd, photo by Albert KS Lim © Most of us are familiar with the mischievous Monkey King from the Chinese epic Journey To The West. This well-loved story is Wild Rice’s Christmas pantomime for the year, albeit with a local twist. Written by Alfian Sa’at, the plot revolves around Ah Tang (Joshua Lim), a Sec 3 schoolboy who lives with his Aunty Fanny (Chua Enlai) and Uncle Moo (Lim Kay Siu) after his mum passed away. He also feels overshadowed by his cousin Xiao Hong (Kimberly Chan), who is an overachiever and wins lots of prizes for...
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Earlier this year, TSL wrote a piece on minimum wage and the problems it caused. In this article, the issue of cheap sourcing will be looked at by a guest writer. This problem is best illustrated by the story of Mohd, a security officer of 9 years who had just lost his job.   Cheap sourcing victims were model workers   For 9 years, 52 year old Mohd has kept students safe as they went about their daily activities in their secondary school.  His humble monthly gross pay of $1,760 from working up to 66 hours a week still allowed him to raise...
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About Waiting For Godot   I have long had a love-hate relationship with Samuel Beckett’s play, Waiting For Godot. I first encountered it in university, and felt the immense agony that washed over me as I watched an adaptation of the production — a play that showed that life was tedious and meaningless isn't terribly uplifting. And yet, I was utterly charmed by Beckett’s eloquence — with few words, he articulates the pains of existing, the effort to get through the day as it wore on, and the fatigue of putting on an act of being when there really is nothing...
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About Waiting For Godot   Image Credits: ABA Productions Written by Samuel Beckett, Waiting For Godot has been hailed as one of the most important English language plays in the 20th century. This Irish production, now in Singapore for only the second time, stars two tramps who get up to hijinks while waiting for Godot. Intellectuals will love this play, but be warned - fans of Michael Bay-esque productions will find it an uncomfortable two hours. This production stars Neill Fleming as Vladimir, Patrick O’Donnel as Estragon, Paul Kealyn as Pozzo, and Nick Devlin as Lucky. We managed to snag an interview with Peter Reid,...
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About Monkey Goes West   Lim Kay Siu as the Bull King. Image Credits: W!LD Rice W!LD RICE returns for its annual holiday musical with a twist from the East! Monkey Goes West is an adaptation of the traditional Chinese epic with a local flavour involving the protagonist Ah Tang who runs away from his adoptive home and finds himself in the company of Monkey King, Pigsy and Sandy. Together they go on a journey to help Ah Tang find a place where he truly belongs. Along the way, they encounter villains like Princess Iron Fan, the Bull King and the Red...
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About Frozen   If you were expecting Elsa, Anna, and a talking snowman, please, just let it go, OK? You have been warned - this play is not filled with rainbows and sunshine. It sets the tone from the start, opening with a missing 10-year-old girl. As the story unfolds, it paints a picture of the reality of a paedophile serial killer. “The difference between a crime of evil and a crime of illness is the difference between a sin and a symptom.”  -Agnetha (Janice Koh) Frozen is Pangdemonium’s third production in 2014. The shared DNA it has with the previous...
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About Ultimate Hawker Fest   Starting as a charity event in 2012 to raise money for beneficiaries under TOUCH Community Services, Ultimate Hawker Fest showcases some of Singapore’s finest street food while participating in a good cause. The festival enables hawkers to create the best possible versions of their dishes, using the finest ingredients. In previous years, there were dishes like Boston Lobster Laksa and grain-fed Beef Ribs for Ngou Lam Beef Kway Teow. Back for the third year running, there will be more than 20 chefs - hand-picked by popular food bloggers Maureen Ow, Ian Low, and Derrick Tan - coming...
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