Author: Kasturba Subba

  • From Rags To Riches

    From Rags To Riches

    With the Asia Cup pre-qualifiers upon us and 2003 S-league season just about under way, Urbanwire sits down with the man who made the impossibly smooth transition from soccer star and golden boy to coach, guiding last year’s S-League champions, Singapore Armed Forces Football Club (SAFFC), to their 2nd title in 3 years. Terence Ng…

  • Have We Done Enough for Migrant Workers?

    Have We Done Enough for Migrant Workers?

    Covid-19 has brought the plight of Singapore’s migrant workers, particularly those living in cramped dormitories, to the fore. Will their living condition change for the better? Unlike many young Singaporeans, Luretta Seah had the opportunity to befriend a construction worker from India. “He’s my dad’s right-hand man,” says the 19-year-old. She’s referring to Mr Subramaniyan…

  • Interview with Urban Xchange

    Interview with Urban Xchange

    Interview with Urban Xchange Urban Xchange has created history for the local English music industry by being nominated for this year’s MTV Asia Awards. Though Stefanie Sun eventually walked away with the Favourite Artist Singapore award, the band can take comfort that their latest single is “Buzzin” through local airwaves. Urban Xchange: The band next…

  • “Slaves” of the 21st Century

    “Slaves” of the 21st Century

    Has this generation become a slave to trends? Scroll through Instagram and one is often deluged with images that leave a pang of desire to rival a slimming wallet. A prominent conduit for sharing, social media draws alarming numbers of people into the web of consumerism and trend-chasing. While trends come and go, Ms Sarah…

  • 8 Christmas DIY Ideas Under $15

    8 Christmas DIY Ideas Under $15

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year again when we start putting on our holiday playlists, decorating the Christmas tree and getting presents for your Secret Santees. But store-bought Christmas cards and gifts can get terribly overpriced, not to mention highly impersonal. But then again, how do you show your inner Santa without being an…

  • Makan Mentions

    Makan Mentions

    Hawker and food centers in Singapore are very much alive and bustling, as UrbanWire discovers from ordinary (and hungry) folks. Photo Essay Hawker centers – It’s the shouting of drink orders, long queues, and the scraping of woks in cramped stalls. But it’s also digging into delicious food from chicken rice to Indian rojak and…

  • The Future of Our Libraries

    The Future of Our Libraries

    What is the library’s role in today’s digital age? UrbanWire pays a visit to a few shiny new libraries to find out We all know what a library is. It’s a place where people can read newspapers and periodicals, borrow fiction and non-fiction books, or just relax while watching a movie. But herein lies a…

  • Absolutely Moo-licious

    Absolutely Moo-licious

    Here’s what the UrbanWire thought would aptly describe Ben & Jerry’s Chunk Fest: Yummy, rockin’, fabulously fun and absolutely moo-licious. And oh, did we mention yummy for the ice cream already? Even the sporadic rainy weather and muddy fields could not dampen the spirits of the huge crowds thronging Fort Canning Green on Dec 6. There were people…

  • Bird Paradise: An Avian Adventure

    Bird Paradise: An Avian Adventure

    Explore the wonders of Bird Paradise, Asia’s largest bird park, as The Urbanwire Team takes you on a thrilling flight. The Urbanwire Team flocks to Bird Paradise for an unforgettable avian adventure through Asia’s largest bird park. Singapore has unveiled its new highly anticipated bird park, Bird Paradise. Previously known as Jurong Bird Park, it…

  • Coldplay Live 2012 Movie

    Coldplay Live 2012 Movie

    This Coldplay concert’s coming to Singapore for one day only at Shaw Theaters! Coldplay fans, it’s time to leave your iPods at home and rock the night away at the theatres on Nov 13 with Coldplay Live 2012. Taken from their upcoming concert DVD directed by Paul Dugdale, who also previously worked on Adele’s Live at the Royal…