Are Street Buskers Marginalized in Singapore?

Orchard Road Busking Singapore

IG captionBuskers exist on the margins right in the center of crowds. Unless we stop to listen – not just to their voices, but also their attitudes and aspirations.

Continue reading

Social Deviant: Dabbing Physics Teacher in Singapore

Textbook that’s heavy.
Paper that’s light.
Now, paper on top of textbook; let’s try this.
One, two – and three!

Plop goes the textbook – and paper. Pop goes my heart, because the Physics teacher then does something none of my ex-teachers are likely to have done… heck, most students couldn’t have done it either with his self-assuredness.

He dabs.

Continue reading

SG Foreign Worker Poet

1st SG Foreign Worker Poet: Migrant Difficulties

Article: Foreign worker who published book started by scribbling poetry on bags of cement
Source: Straits Times (23 May, 2016)


Migrants of low privilege, Prejudiced locals, Aspiring writers, and Underdog story lovers.


Md Mukul Hossine, a Bangladeshi construction worker in Singapore, published a poetry collection Me Migrant with Ethos Books on 1 May. He wrote in Bengali and received help with the translations from Singaporean poet Cyril Wong no less! He has also published 2 books in Bangladesh.
Continue reading

A Sociological Empath

Are You Proud to be a Singaporean?

Steph Micayle.

She has become all the buzz this new year. Her unrestrained criticism of Singapore has garnered much attention and stirred passionate discussion. Her viral video has received many thumbs up. Yet, many others are also concerned. Some bloggers gave witty responses; one of them even critiqued the video in Application Question style (GP students anyone?). Some decide to duel with her on Twitter. Clearly, while some like her guts, others hate it.

Rather than plunging into false yes/no dichotomies, we should perhaps take a step back and consider: What is Singapore? Continue reading