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...Last modified on
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,...Last modified on
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...Last modified on
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...Last modified on
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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The Great Gatsby If you didn’t already know, Orange Clove Catering is an exclusive branch of Neo Group specialising in a mid to high end clientele. Search no more if you’ve been looking for a catering provider for your event as Orange Clove brings a touch of class to complement the preparations you’ve made for your party! They service a whole host of events ranging from home parties and weddings to cocktail receptions and corporate events. With numerous achievements in 2014, including clinching Best Corporate Caterer in HRM Asia Reader’s Choice Poll and emerging as the Overall Winner - Promising...
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Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert Hold your horses if you think this musical centres around a lady named Priscilla, and that she lives like royalty in the desert. Well, that’s what I thought when I first saw the title of this musical. Thanks to my overzealous desire to discover what lies behind that title, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, I learned from the internet that it tells of the struggles faced by a community often discriminated by the masses in society: the LGBTQ community. Through media such as musicals and plays, alternative voices can finally be heard. With secrets spilled...
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The Dim Sum Dollies Hot on the heels of the success that was the Dim Sum Dollies in The History of Singapore, the beloved cabaret trio is back with another side-splitting performance. In this instalment, they will be singing about Singapore's history after the merger in 1965. Using colourful costumes, English and a sprinkle of local dialects, the Dim Sum Dollies will remind you of Singapore’s past, discussing what makes Singapore the place we all know and love today. Prepare to see E.R.P., C.O.E., “Two Is Enough”, and many other quintessentially Singaporean ideas in a whole new light. Whether you...Last modified on
About Lit Up 2014 It was three days of dramatic performances, comedy, some tears, and a whole lot of friendship in this tiny community. This year’s theme was all about “walking the equator”, but I wasn’t exactly sure what that meant until I was drowning in confessional poetry, deprecatory monologues, and spoken word all weekend. Here’s what you missed and why you should anticipate Lit Up 2015. Teater Kini Berseri A Balinese troupe performing out of Indonesia for the first time, performers from Teater Kini Berseri were truly entertaining to watch. On Launch Night, the audience were treated...
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About Pangdemonium's Frozen I searched for “Frozen” on Google and on page eight of the search results I still end up with “Frozen - Netflix”. It’s exasperating, and really makes one wonder if people ever search for anything outside of the movie. I attempted again with “Frozen the play” and I got one Wikipedia entry on the correct result but the nine other hits on the page still revolved around Elsa and Anna. Therefore, it is absolutely okay to assume that Pangdemonium will be staging the Frozen. It is also fine if you got all excited, thinking this is the time to...Last modified on