Author: Deepti Bhatta

  • Jackson Still Number One

    Jackson Still Number One

    Considering that this is Janet Jackson’s first set of live performances in 3 years and a whopping 16 years since she has set foot in Singapore, fans definitely came out in full force for her Number Ones: Up Close and Personal world tour which hits our shores fresh from its opening night in Manila. After all, Singapore had been…

  • Protecting Singapore’s Coral Reefs

    Protecting Singapore’s Coral Reefs

    Credits: Producer: Qi En Videographers: Preethika, Qi En Sound: Fang Yi Video editor: Hui Ying Did you know that Singapore is home to over 250 species of corals? Known to be the rainforests of the sea, coral reefs are one of the most valuable ecosystems on the planet. Despite losing about 60% of Singapore’s reefs due…

  • Tweaking the Hobbit

    Tweaking the Hobbit

    The production of the film adaptation of Tolkien’s The Hobbit has been a painful one to watch for some fans. Additions of characters and events have left fans wincing from the current authenticity of the story. “Why make a Hobbit movie if you’re going to make massive changes?” asks Rebecca Smallwood, 35, a programmer who…

  • Legendary Amazons: The Sisterhood Of The Travelling Widows

    Legendary Amazons: The Sisterhood Of The Travelling Widows

    The Take on Male Issues By Carol Liu • Urbanwire email reporter • email story • printer friendly version Oh Man!, the newest devised play by The Necessary Stage, talks about Man’s issues in a lighthearted way. Urbanwire spoke to 2 of its cast members – Randall Tan and Sheikh Haikel, and director – Sean Tobin. The Director says Not just a pretty face Singapore’s…

  • One Life Experience (OLE): The Student Volunteer’s Perspective

    One Life Experience (OLE): The Student Volunteer’s Perspective

    The One Life Experience (OLE), an interactive exhibit enabling visitors to take a walk in the shoes of a HIV/AIDS patient, will be wrapping up its 2-month campaign on Feb 3 and UrbanWire had the privilege of speaking to 1 student volunteer lending a hand to this worthy cause. Parveen Kaur, a Singapore Management University (SMU) undergraduate, was initially apprehensive about signing up…

  • Desmond Kon: Of Pots And Poets

    Desmond Kon: Of Pots And Poets

    “A writer with a day job” is how Desmond Kon likes to frame his life. The vocations he has embarked on reveal his love affair with words and design. A former journalist with an entertainment weekly, supplement writer for a newspaper and editorial freelancer and stylist, he lectured at the School of Film & Media Studies…

  • Online Labels Unite @ The Fashion Uprising

    Online Labels Unite @ The Fashion Uprising

    Mannequins lining the dance floor and shoes neatly arranged on bar counters… An outsider might think this a strange sight at one of Singapore’s most popular clubs, but if you’re clued in, you’d know that Zouk was transformed into a retail mall for The Fashion Uprising, a shopping bash organised by Chic Kiss Love (CKL) on Jul 22. Launched this…

  • J Is For Jimmy – Back To Your Roots!

    J Is For Jimmy – Back To Your Roots!

    Can you still remember the ‘good old days’ when your Chinese teacher tried frantically to get you to write a decent essay or, at least read phrases off your textbook audibly and accurately? Most of us have survived that phase, and are glad that it’s all over. However, given what best-selling Taiwanese author Jimmy Liao has to…