Masterpieces from Singapore Art Museum (71 Bras Basah Rd., 6332-3222.) that you must check out.

“Money Suit” by Vincent Leow

This excellent residue from Leow’s 1992 performance art show Lifestyle of the Rich and Famous: The Three-Legged Toad comprises a shirt, tie, jacket, shoes and a top hat. Laminated with mock American bills (and lacquered after the performance), Leow wore the outfit, where he impersonated a toad leaping around with a mouthful of dollar bills. The piece mocks Singaporeans’ obsession with wealth and superstition.

“National Language Class” by Chua Mia Tee

Chua’s works are reflections of human and social conditions during the ’50s and ’60s. One of Chua’s most iconic works, “National Language Class” captures a moment that reveals an important stage of Singapore’s history. Painted in 1959, the work is charged with nationalist sentiment and commemorates Singapore’s long-awaited attainment of self-governance in the same year.

“The Noveau Rich, The Elephant, The Foreign Maid or The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie” by Wong Hoy Cheong

This brilliantly satirical piece by Wong Hoy Cheong reflects a slice of contemporary life in urban Malaysia. Be enthralled by the riot of colors as the work bombards viewers with an assortment of partygoers posing and frolicking amidst the trappings of middle-class consumerism.


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The best and most interesting artworks are not always found in the museums or galleries. We scoured five cool private collections to show you what our intrepid local collectors are really into.

The Cool Cat - Glen Goei, Theater Director

Stepping into esteemed theater director Glen Goei’s magnificent bachelor pad in High Street Centre overlooking the Old Parliament House, what strikes you first is the beautiful all-white interior with minimalist designer furnishing from the likes of Phillipe Starck. And then come the artworks, all 20 or so of them hung all over the apartment. Goei, who has been actively collecting since 2002, has one of the best and hippest collections around.

Situated in the main living room is an untitled sculpture by Anthony Poon that is a distorted red lipstick, and two major pieces from Singapore-based French artist Agathe de Bailliencourt, most well known for her graffiti-inspired scribbling infused with vibrant colors and strokes. Goei’s choice of de Bailliencourt pieces—“J’aime-J’aime Pas 14” and “J’aime-J’aime Pas 27”—are two of the most attractive and striking works from her first solo show J’aime, J’aime Pas at Taksu Gallery early last year, and a testament to his good taste.

Poon and de Baillencourt’s works aside, Goei is also an avid collector of artworks by Kumari Nahappan, husband and wife Milenko and Delia Prvacki, and the legendary Chua Ek Kay—all tastefully displayed in his second bedroom, study room and kitchen area. A large Milenko Prvacki work, in particular, resonates with its dream-like scribbling and pastel watercolor markings, as does Nahappan’s set of two paintings “Inside Outside and Space Between”—stare at them long enough and you will notice how trippy they can be—pretty cool stuff.

“I collect works of local artists or foreign artists who are based here,” states Goei. “It’s something about the themes and subject matter that I identify with…so you won’t see me collecting contemporary Chinese artworks anytime soon,” he adds with a little chuckle.

The Haute Collector - Dr. Woffles Wu, Plastic Surgeon

Walking through famed plastic surgeon Dr. Woffles Wu’s highly enviable private collection of contemporary artworks found in his lush home in Cluny Road, one can’t help but be awed by the amount of coveted pieces that the man owns. No surprise since Wu has been collecting since the ’80s, beginning with smaller sculptures and paintings from the world over by the likes of William Turnbull to European Surrealist works, to his impressive collection of mainly Chinese contemporaries acquired more recently. All the artworks are thoughtfully exhibited along the hallways, living room, dining room, pillars, and whatever wall space is available, making them very immediate and sometimes jaw-dropping, especially when viewed collectively.

Wu’s best collection can be found in the main dining area, where some of his personal favorites are displayed, including “Warhol Mao” by Chinese Yu Youhan, and a smorgasbord of sculptures and other intricate art trinkets. “The best pieces come out of suppression and subversion, which is why I really love the Chinese contemporaries,” states Wu. “They came out during a powerful moment…and they are darkly attractive for what they represent, especially the old Chinese sculptures that I found in my grandfather’s house. While some may not view these as artworks, I think otherwise. They are so expressive…as the sculptors who made these works had imbued them with such human spirit.”

The plethora of sculptures aside, Wu’s other noteworthy works are simply too many to list (certainly not a bad thing), sourced mainly from Shanghai and Beijing, where Wu makes frequent trips. There is political pop artist Wang Guangyi’s very hip series of silk-screens and paintings that appropriate the visual tropes of the propaganda of the Cultural Revolution, Yun Min Jun’s sculpture from his famed “smiling man” series, another Mao-influenced piece by Feng Zhengjie, and no less than a dozen pieces by local pop artist Justin Lee, whose artworks are perfect accompaniments to the cool Chinese contemporaries.

Needless to say, Wu’s collection is a million dollar investment worth calling the doctor for. “Basically, I just buy what I like…but I don’t collect for the sake of collecting. It’s a pop collection…with subject matters that truly resonate,” he states.


The Flag Bearer - Goh Choo Beng, Doctor

Dr. Goh Choo Beng’s collection may not be very extensive, but he can certainly lay claim to owning one of Singapore’s most sough-after the artworks in recent years. Increasingly revered local pop artist Justin Lee’s 2002 piece, “Flag,” which drew flak from the government when it was first shown (thus certifying it as a collector’s piece), has been in Goh’s possession over the past five years, and he won’t be parting with it anytime soon, despite many offers from private collectors and auction houses like Sotheby’s.

“Frankly, I don’t know the market value of the piece now, but it’s a piece that I very much would like to keep,” he states. Lee’s works are infused with quirky renderings of East-meets-West pop culture images, and it’s very easy to fall in love with them. “Flag” is no different. Look beyond its rather controversial main body and context, and you will notice wonderful details like the phoenix and dragon motifs spattered across the many layers of the Chinese characters “double happiness” repeated all over the piece.

“I’ve always been a fan of Chinois-inspired artworks and sculptures, and have been collecting ceramics, porcelain and wood carvings for the past 15 years or so,” he adds. Certainly, Lee’s “Flag” looks right at home with Choo’s other works at his home in Joo Chiat, alongside another Lee piece “I Love Mondrian,” an homage to the famed Dutch artist Piet Mondrian, and contemporary pieces by Filipinos Kiko Escora and Emmanuel Garibay. “I usually buy art works that have social Escora’s works, which deal with the sexual ambiguities of today’s society.”

It’s the fusion of the contemporary and not-so-contemporary that makes Goh’s collection tick—we were also rather impressed with his collection of rare Peranakan ceramics, sculptures, relics and even, an old window pane, retrieved from his family’s previous home—that are all displayed side by side. But it’s the brilliant “Flag” that stands out most among Goh’s collection. “Despite Lee’s many attempts to recreate the piece in many guises, it’s still this original piece, with its beautiful details and elaborate stencilling, that is the masterpiece."

The Art Connoisseur - Dr. Pwee Kheng Hock, Art Gallery Owner

Considering that Dr. Pwee Kheng Hock runs full-fledged art gallery Utterly Art, his collection of mainly younger, less established artists make his collection a standout and respectably progressive. Shunning big international names that are usually overpriced, Pwee prefers to go for younger, up-and-coming artists whose works may not necessarily be obvious masterpieces, but are interesting and make suitably conversational pieces.

Take, for example, a gorgeous lino cut by young Filipino artist Leonard Aguinaldo entitled “Dog Show: Prostitution of the Political Process,” a work from 2005 which comments on the Philippines’s corrupted political scene. The beautifully hand-painted piece made from lino cuts is one Pwee’s best pieces, and its sometimes shocking imagery of sexual decadence and sleaze makes it one of the most forward-thinking as well.

“I am fairly progressive in my collection, and am eclectic in the sense that I collect from a wide array of artists,” he states. Also noteworthy in Pwee’s collection of over 200 pieces, which can be found mainly in his store rooms at home and Utterly Art, are works by regional artists like Malaysians Jalaini Abu Hassan and Zulkifli Yusoff, Thai Tawatchai Somkong and Filipinos Kiko and Fernando Escora.

We especially like the slightly morbid “Family Portrait” by Singaporean Dang Xuan Hua, with its cynical depiction of today’s nuclear family (“I always call this my Addams Family piece,” quips Pwee), and Debasish Sarkar’s “Reminiscence,” with its simple and lucid black and white figurative rendering of the human condition.

“My collection emphasizes technique and impact, rather than having that showy factor. When a piece is good, it’s just good...doesn’t matter if it’s from an established artist or otherwise.”

The Design Conscious - Terence Chan, Architect


At first glance, the art collection by architect Terence Chan, which is displayed in his office space Studio Terre in Smith Street in Chinatown, may come across as boring or predictable. After all, Chan has only been collecting over the past year, amassing about 20 mostly monochromatic toned works that are purchased mainly as decorative pieces. But look closer, and there are rare gems to be found.

Never mind that Chan’s main pieces are mostly in black and white, including three large pieces by young contemporary Chinese artists Yeo Shih Yun, and photography by American Rodney Smith, and Singaporeans Alexander Ow and Tan Kheng Ju. Sprinkled throughout his office space are eye-catching and quirky works by a slew of up-and-coming artists as well, like a series of contemplative and haunting self-portraits by Singaporean Nicholas Chai, childlike drawings by young Singaporean Kherray and great pieces by Filipinos Maya Munoz, Jayson Oliveria and Elaine Roberto-Navas—the latter, whose depictions of the much loved Blythe dolls, are haunting and gorgeous all at the same time.

“Yes, while my collection is mostly monochromatic, there are also a few colorful pieces here and there,” Chan quips. Some of the more outstanding pieces here include the pastel-hued “Power,” a quietly penetrating portrait of a fellow artist by Maya Munoz, and a prized photography work “Don Jumping Over Haybale” by the famed Rodney Smith, whose surrealistic yet picture perfect images are intrepid interpretations of modern day fashion spreads. While Chan’s collection is mostly calculated, the pieces fit his uber cool Studio Terre perfectly, and are a sign of more things to come for this young collector.

Look out for three masterpieces at the Singapore Art Museum


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Whoever says you can’t look like a reigning tai-tai on a budget? We pitted high-street chains Topshop and River Island to see which store pulls off the luxe look better.

Parisian Chic from Topshop


Hollywood Glam from River Island

1. Vintage-inspired and highly collectible, these shades are the best alternative to Dior and Gucci. $39.

2. Only $66, this cute and glamorous V-neck metallic baby doll blouse is an absolute steal.

3. Pair the top with these extremely comfy and modern wide leg trousers. Marc Jacobs would have been proud. $186.

4. This luscious and practical hold-all handbag is certainly a Chloe-inspired one, but at only a fraction of the price. $93.

5. This razzle-contrast bind shoes are the most luxe item here, and a perfect end to a perfect fit. $249.

  1. Even Lindsay Lohan will kill for this fierce pair of shades. Paparazzis, beware! $45.

2. Featuring details like the frills on the side, this black and glittery blouse will blow you away. $69.

3. This beautifully tailored black pants are the perfect match for the blouse, and instantly ups the glam factor. $89.

4. This special edition silver metallic bag can easily pass off as a Prada, and is the perfect accessory to complete the look. $69.

5. Bling bling has never looked more haute than with this pair of silver studded heels. $175.

While we love the sleek and striking getup from River Island, it’s the effortless combination of luxe shoes and superior comfy pants that make Topshop the one to beat.

Address book:
River Island, #01-41/42 VivoCity, 1 HarbourFront Walk, 6376-8122.
Opening at Raffles City Shopping Centre some time in May.
Topshop, #03-16/21/41/49 Wisma Atria, 435 Orchard Rd., 6235-3195.


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Having won the praise of some of the industry’s biggest players, upcoming Canadian spin maestro Luke Fair was chosen by Danny Howells and Deep Dish as their future hero in DJ Magazine’s Top 100 issue.

Fair has also performed alongside the likes of Sasha, and toured extensively with John Digweed. Fair took some time out in the midst of touring Seoul to chat with us.

Which DJ do you respect most?  
Probably John Digweed. He has to be the hardest working person I know in the business. He’s done radio shows every week for years, manages a label and has one of the most hectic touring schedules. On top of that, he still has time to look out for new artists and help build their profiles. He’s also remained one of the most consistent DJs over his entire career, never straying away from the sounds he believes in.

Where would you live if not for Canada?  
I would probably live in Argentina. The people and the culture are amazing. Not to mention the food.

Funniest or most embarrassing nightlife experience…  
I’ve done it a few times. Accidentally pressing the cue button on the CD player that is playing over the sound system, instead of the one that’s just in my headphones. Complete silence in the club. Not a nice feeling!

God is a DJ because…
Not sure about that one!

What’s the sexiest pickup line that’s been used on you yet?  
Can’t think of any. Nightclubs aren’t a place where you usually get classy pickup lines!

Favorite mixer or martini…  

What music do you listen to apart from dance/electronica?  
I rarely get a chance to listen to anything else, but the last band that really caught my ear was Arcade Fire. Amazing music.

Do you think you’re cool?  
Not really. Pretty much all DJs are nerds when they’re not in clubs. We spend loads of time on the computer, and talk about different software programs and technology. That sums it up!


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The second edition of Motorola SUPER-StyleMIX is another worthy celebration of local street style.

Following its successful first edition last year, the second Motorola SUPER-StyleMIX is another amalgamation cool fashion shows, art exhibitions and parties in the spirit of everything street style. With its theme of “LOVE” this year, Creative Director Hideki Akiyoshi has streamlined this year’s program, with a focus on our local street style creators. A limited-edition book featuring contributions by local artists and personalities like art directors Theseus Chan and Chris Lee, and rock groups Astreal and MUON, will be available for sale.

More than that, this year’s celebration, also dubbed Motorola SUPER-StyleMIX (Style + Design + Art + Music) X Love, will also feature cutting-edge art exhibitions and fashion shows. Especially anticipated is the Studio Prive fashion show, conceptualized and initiated by Woods & Woods’s Jonathan Seow, and happening at 72-13 (72-13 Mohamed Sultan Rd., 6737-7213) on May 3, 8pm. Look out for streamlined cuts, tasteful colors and all-round quality pieces from new labels Nikicio, Fake and U’tter that will blow you away.

For something more titillating, check out renowned photographer Leslie Kee’s sexy photographs of local celebrities and athletes that will heat up the National Museum (93 Stamford Rd., 6332-3659) through May 5.

But what’s a celebration without a real party? The opening party held at Zouk (17 Jiak Kim St., 6738-2988) on Apr 28 will feature lots of music personalities vying for a slew of awards handed out on the night—such as Best DJ, Best Alternative Act and Best Live Act. Expect a live and loud presentation, for sure.


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Street style lovers will let you know that less mainstream labels like Ksubi, Cabanne de Zucca, Just Another Rich Kid, PAM and Cheap Monday are the bomb. Here are six more you should know about.

18th Amendment

Who should buy it? Any self respecting denim fan.
The philosophy behind the brand: Inspired by Hollywood’s uproarious ’20s and the coquettish elegance of Hollywood icons like Marlene Dietrich and Rita Hayworth, Australian denim brand 18th Amendment is for fans of already established denim brands like True Religion. A collaboration between celebrated fashion designer Rebecca Dawson and Rachel Rose, 18th Amendment boasts a series of diverse denim cuts and quality detailing. Everything about the collection is feminine yet rebellious—from the vintage washes to metallic wings and white denim studs to premium Japanese corduroy.
What to look out for: The uber hip lifestyle store Colette in Paris is already carrying the line—which includes high waisted lean straight leg cuts to high waisted short shorts. Look out for more of the same at Actually (29A Seah St., 6336-7298).

Airbag Craftworks

Who should buy it? Fashionistas and DJs who like innovative and reconstructed pieces a la Maison Martin Margiela.
The philosophy behind the brand: What started out more than 10 years ago from a DJ’s search for a new record carrying bag has evolved into an innovative brand worth looking out for. Founder PDR has turned a used air mattress into a bag (dubbed the airbag) which he found ideal to store his 12” vinyls. Since then, the brand has also grown into a design-platform that comprises two collections: a1 and a2. While the ideas of “recycling” and “transformation” characterized the a1 collection line under the motto “transforming holiday memories,” the designers took on a new challenge with its a2 line, where materials like leather and specially made fabrics have been turned into cool bags and garments which are steeped in tradition and craftsmanship.
What to look out for: Stocked exclusively at Actually from Jun onwards, expect some rare and interesting sweaters, pants, T-shirts and yes, bags from this hot new find.

Dr Denim Jeansmaker

Who should buy it? The name says it all—denim, denim, denim lovers.
The philosophy behind the brand: Shown for the first time in Aug 2004, Scandinavian import Dr Denim Jeansmakers has since unveiled numerous interpretations of fashion denim with focus on gorgeous details. Experimental fits, innovative combinations, anachronistic details and affordable prices are what make the brand. Carrying a wide range from 59” flat-finished denims to 29” selvage denims, the Dr Denim Jeansmakers collection draws on modern dressed-up look, combined with intimate details that dates back to the good old days of denim production so that you can have the best of both worlds.
What to look out for: A mix of fashion and fresh vintage pieces that are as street as it gets. Available from Actually.

Acne Jeans

Who should buy it? Another must for denim fans.
The philosophy behind the brand: As a part of the creative collective Acne based in the US, Acne Jeans started in 1997 when the company designed 100 pairs of jeans distributed to friends, family and clients. Soon, several stores and boutiques started to clamor for its trademark design, with its bright-red stitching on raw denim materials. Today, the label unites innovative jeans styles with a versatile wardrobe for men and women, ranging from basic cotton T-shirts to tailored jackets to luxurious accessories and shoes. While every collection forms a concept, each piece can be worn separately and effortlessly be mixed with other cool finds.
What to look out for: Currently available in Blackjack (#01-10 Forum the Shopping Mall, 583 Orchard Rd., 6735-0975), Ace Jeans is a must for the young and restless looking for basic pieces that ooze attitude.

Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair

Who should buy it? Those who like classic cuts and exquisite tailoring.
The philosophy behind the brand: Swedish label Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair finds inspiration in conserving tradition as well as breaking those same norms. The label is inspired by an old shoemakers shop in London that has gone from generation to generation passing on knowledge in craftsmanship and traditions. But to make it current as well, streamlined looks are embellished with up-to-date cotton fabrics.
What to look out for: This men’s and women’s collection has grown more defined and holds a range of experimental high fashion items. The androgynous stroke is always present in the collection, so expect classic shirting, thin cotton knits, lustrous wool chintz, thin jerseys, leather and nylon, just to name a few. Available from Actually.

Rock & Republic

Who should buy it? Those who like Hollywood glamour with a street edge.
The philosophy behind the brand: One of the hottest labels in LA today, Rock & Republic is synonymous with innovative style, sex appeal and edgy sophistication. The brand, still relatively unknown here, is dubbed one of the edgiest labels in the luxe/high fashion industry, and it’s not hard to see why. With the notion that everyone deserves to dress like a rock star, head designer Michael Ball imbues his designs with a consistent rebellious streak. Take, for example, The Tailor Made Rock & Republic line, which emphasizes on sleek contours and long lean lines. Its perfect fitting trousers exude sex appeal, while the impeccably tailored blazers ooze femininity. Ooh la la.
What to look out for: Everything about the collection screams sex, sex and more sex. Even the men can get some with the ladies at Inhabit (#B1-03 Palais Renaissance, 390 Orchard Rd., 6235-6995).


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Belts so chunky and outrageous—they’re to die for.

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This brown belt with a scorpion motif will sting in more ways than one. $239 from Inhabit.

Die in style with this thick white vintage piece embellished with jewelry. $59 from COL:LAGE.

Join the ranks of these dead stars when you strap on this belt by Melody Maker. $60 from Actually.

Cross over to the other side with a touch of S&M when you put this on. $49 from Oppt Shop.

Skull drudgery has never been more brutal than this piece by Streets Ahead. $219 from Inhabit.

There’s no escaping this Goth-inspired leather piece from COL:. $59.

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If the grim reaper doesn’t get to you, this all-metallic piece from Déjà vu Vintage will. $89.

Break away from these chains of death found in this bold belt from Inhabit. $429.

Even eternal love can’t save you from this one. $79 from Queen’s Couture.

Cross your heart and hope to die when you see this piece by Virgins Saints Angels. $499 from Venue Berlin.

Say your prayers as this blood-red vintage piece from Pluck gets its final hold on you. $38.

Address Book:

Actually, 29A Seah St., 6336-7298.
COL:, #04-140 Far East Plaza, 14 Scotts Rd., 6735-0887.
COL:LAGE, 61 Haji Lane, 6297-9886.
Déjà Vu Vintage, #03-12A Mandarin Gallery, 333 Orchard Rd., 6333-6630.
Inhabit, #B1-03 Palais Renaissance, 390 Orchard Rd., 6235-6995.
Oppt Shop, #04-36 The Heeren, 260 Orchard Rd., 6733-9406.
Pluck, 31/33 Haji Lane, 6396-4046.
Queen’s Couture, #04-01 The Heeren, 260 Orchard Rd., 6737-3125.
Venue Berlin, #01-05 Palais renaissance, 390 orchard rd., 6732-6140


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Cosmic Gate—comprising Claus Terhoeven and Stefan Bossems—plays pulsating trance that sends us straight up to the stratosphere and back. We chat to the grounded Bossems about life as a DJ.

What’s the weirdest thing that has ever happened to you as a DJ?
Maybe the massage we got backstage before one of our sets a few years ago.

You spin trance—but what do you personally listen to?
Out of the studio and the clubs we like to listen to lounge stuff mainly, but we are open to nearly any kind of music actually.

Who’s your nightlife hero?
Anyone is a hero who helps to build a night. Started with the security, promoter, people behind the bar, technicians, LJ, DJ, etc. But most important, our biggest nightlife hero is a good crowd—because with a good crowd, nothing is impossible!

Have you ever played to an empty room?
Any DJ would have. Those who deny it must have a bad memory.

What’s your favorite drink?
To stay fit, it is a mix of 50 percent apple juice and 50 percent water. To party, it is vodka, red bull or just a nice old fashioned cold beer.

What extent have your fans gone to to show you their love?
We had some guys in Canada traveling 700 kilometers one way by car just to see us. Unbelievable!

Do you read reviews about yourself?
We do read them, but do not take them too seriously—no matter if they are good or bad. In the end, it is only the opinion of one person.


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Editor's Rating: 
Average: 2.5 (1 vote)

It is an understatement to say that we are less than impressed with director Danny Boyle’s (Trainspotting, 28 Days Later, Millions) first big-budgeted Hollywood venture set in space. Although the film’s first half is solid and underlined with nerve-wrecking tension, its quick descent into a “killer on the loose” plot in the second half is simply ridiculous. The film’s release date has been pushed to September in the US (we wonder why?), but judging from the film’s mostly nonsensical plot, American viewers are not missing much anyway.

Opening Date: 
Thu, 2007-04-05
Running Time: 
Terry Ong
The irreverent and funny director, who talks in choppy sentences, takes time off to talk to us about the various women in his life, weird habits and tissue paper.

One of Singapore’s most talented theater directors, 35-year-old Goh Boon Teck is most well-known for his award-winning play Titoudao, which recently ended its month-long run at the Drama Centre.

What is your current state of mind?
I am trying to stop the global warming winter syndrome by sleeping without air-con, so please join in before Singapore sinks under sea level. I am also planning a campaign to stop all my friends from giving birth, as my house is filled with baskets of red eggs already! I must work crazily hard because I am retiring at 40, which is five years from now.

What did you want to be when you grew up?
A tenor. But I am tone deaf. A writer. But everything I write is toxic. A painter. But I hate turpentine. A swimmer. But I only float. A politician. But I don’t look good in white. So I am a theater backstage crew for now.

What is your biggest achievement?
I can be actively talking one minute and falling asleep the next.

What inspires you?
Women! Like my neighborhood aunties who wrap themselves in tight, floral print tops. Like my one million lesbian friends and their unimaginable gung fu skills. Like my good friend Beatrice Chia-Richmond.

What personal trait do you appreciate the most in others?
Singaporeans who can go on a diet.

Do you have a cause or do you support one?
I support the tissue paper art installations in most hawker centers.

Which living person do you admire most and would like to invite for dinner?
Kim Jong-il. I must get fashion styling tips from him during dinner.

What are you reading?
Catherine Lim’s Curse Of The Golden Formula, Joshua Benjamin Jeyaretnam’s One Last Dance, Zoe Tay’s The Queen (just kidding!), the NAC annual report and, ahem, I-S Magazine.

How do you spend your Sunday mornings?
Going to the temple with my parents before eating at a Chinese restaurant.

What is your idea of hell?
The Ang Mo Kio bus interchange.

What is your guilty pleasure?
Maggie ketchup with anything. I also wake up at 6am to help the snails under my block to cross the pedestrian path. Very therapeutic and enlightening. 

What do you collect?
Dust. It’s never-ending—even after cleaning day after day.

Where would you like to live?
Okinawa. Full of collagen, longevity and hibiscus tea.

What is your favorite item of clothing?
My extra large smile.

What accessory sets you apart?
My bald head, which is quite popular.

What about you scares others?
When I ask people to do 5,000 things at one time.

If you had to play a character in a movie, which movie and which character?
I wish that I was Nemo, but I’m more Shrek.

What did you believe at 18 that you wish you still believed now?
That all Singaporeans love the arts.


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