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  • Annie, the Broadway Musical, a Step Closer to Home.

    Annie, the Broadway Musical, a Step Closer to Home.

    They may be dressed in tattered clothing, but 27 young girls from Singapore couldn’t be any luckier. They get to play orphans in Annie, the Broadway musical on its first run in Singapore, at Marina Bay Sands. When the musical was playing in Hong Kong from May till June, a casting call was similarly held for talent…

  • Of Fun Packs And Notoriously Viral Singapore Songs

    Of Fun Packs And Notoriously Viral Singapore Songs

    Unleash the rhythm of Singapore’s viral tunes and dive into a world where fun packs and infectious beats collide! Let’s face it – you’ve all heard that song at an event where thousands of Singaporeans congregate to celebrate the anniversary of their nation’s independence. This is a day associated with patriotism, the color red, and…

  • Uncle Raymond: The Accidental Dancing Sensation

    Uncle Raymond: The Accidental Dancing Sensation

    Who is Uncle Raymond? The overnight TikTok star doesn’t want his sons to appear in his videos. Find out why!  When Uncle Raymond Lei appeared in Ngee Ann Poly campus on May 12, scores of students rushed down to catch a glimpse of the overnight TikTok sensation and danced with him for his TikTok channel,…

  • Harhys Stewart: National Footballer and TikTok Sensation

    Harhys Stewart: National Footballer and TikTok Sensation

    The Singaporean-Welsh footballer keeps his eye on the prize and shares that TikTok videos are secondary to football. If you are a frequent user of the popular video-creating application, TikTok, Harhys Stewart would probably strike you as a familiar face. The 19-year-old gained traction among the TikTok community in February this year, when a fellow team-mate…

  • Lecturer shows motherly love for students in trip to Wuhan

    Lecturer shows motherly love for students in trip to Wuhan

    “I barely understood a single word,” Kenneth Chan, 18, says, referring to the fast and furious pace at which the Chinese natives spoke. “Even the African exchange students spoke more fluent Chinese than the bunch of us who were ethnically Chinese,” he added sheepishly. “The bunch” refers to 20 second-year Mass Communication students, who were…

  • McDonald’s Supports Youths’ Passions for Journalism

    McDonald’s Supports Youths’ Passions for Journalism

    During the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games (YOG), amongst the 1200 media personnel that will descend upon our tiny island, there will be 3 outstanding reporters giving the nation a youth’s perspective on the games. Clarissa Sih Shu Ning, Jean Yong Kaigin and Shehnaz Ameera Bte Mohd Salim have been given the chance to be…

  • To the Moon and Back

    To the Moon and Back

    Not content with conquering the heights of Caldecott and then Hollywood hills, Fann Wong has flown to the moon to realise her star destiny. UrbanWire finds out what’s next for this overachiever. By Ronald Wan · UrbanWire · email reporter · email story · printer friendly version Rumoured to be enamoured with a handsome colleague-cum-beau, showered with a bevy of…

  • Rabbit Hole

    Rabbit Hole

    The sudden death or disappearance of your young child. A traumatic experience like this can lead parents, as you learn from the movies, to have a mental breakdown (What Dreams May Come), to take drugs to numb the pain in Minority Report or go after the perpetrator as the fathers did in Reservation Road and The Lovely Bones. In the…

  • K-pop Fans Spend Big for Happiness

    K-pop Fans Spend Big for Happiness

    Three Singaporeans fans share why they’re happy parting with their money to support K-pop boy bands like BTS, Highlight and Wanna One. Since Ms Sarah Lee, 27, started supporting Korean boy band BTS in 2015, she’s spent tens of thousands of dollars on merchandise, gifts, concert tickets and even “fan projects”. She organizes fan projects…

  • From Fandom to Stardom

    From Fandom to Stardom

    Last year’s Anime Festival Asia (AFA) attendees may pick out some familiar faces from the I Love Anisong concert line-up – these 4 girls went from greeting customers in frilly maid outfits to performing on stage together as homegrown J-pop band Sea☆A. True to the Japanese idol group style, Sea☆A’s members all have distinctly different personalities: Beryl’s the bashful beauty…