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The Island is You By wanphing in Competitions, Island of Dreams

Sham received a text from Junnie to take down his instagram photo, an instax polaroid of the both of them that he had styled on the dashboard of his 1966 Volkswagen Beetle. She had sounded stern and firm, angry perhaps, but it didn’t matter. Sham loved making her angry –    …

October 23, 2015


Voice By iggykoh in Competitions, Island of Dreams This is a little piece on unrequited love and I think that it's always a fear of everyone's that eats at us.
November 7, 2015


My Island Of Dreams By alhafizsanusi in Competitions, Genre, Island of Dreams, Poetry As Singaporeans, we have aspirations that we want to achieve living here in Singapore. But what about those emigrating here for work, in our Singapore, often dubbed as the Island Of Dreams?
December 23, 2015


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Writing The City By Admin in On Literature

Spend a weekend in July WRITING THE CITY with UK novelist Jeremy Sheldon and Singapore Literature Prize winner Suchen Christine Lim. UK novelist Jeremy Sheldon will be in Singapore in late July to lead a two day workshop with Suchen Christine Lim as part of WRITING THE CITY, a major    …

July 13, 2010


Last Kampong Boy By Admin in On Literature

By Ng Yi-Sheng When he was eleven years old, my father fell into a grave. He’d been climbing a tree in the Chinese cemetery, stealing a baby bird from his nest: he let go of a branch and landed feet-first falling right through the ground into someone’s buried corpse. It    …

July 12, 2010


Where The Heart Is By Admin in On Literature

By Yong Shu Hoong As an “accidental” poet who chanced upon poetry as a form of expression during a period spent in the United States, I hold the linkage between places and the inspirations behind new creative works particularly close to heart. Between early 1992 and mid-1993, I found myself    …

May 5, 2010