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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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Love: Best Before By Schen in Savour this

This is how I knew Ah Ma loved me: every Friday night, there was a plate piled with deep fried goodness. I would tear into it, demolishing wings and drumlets alike, and she would look at the small graveyard beside my plate and call me a hao hai zi. Unlike    …

June 30, 2016

For all the World’s a Stage By escapist in Competitions, Savour this based on recent news which encouraged Singaporeans to cut down on white rice as it may lead to a higher risk of diabetes
June 30, 2016

Die, Die, Must Try! By Sradam in Savour this No reviewers were hurt in the making of this poem.
June 30, 2016

A Roti John Fan By passengersg in Competitions, Savour this A savour this story inspired by the Geylang Serai Ramadan Festival.
June 30, 2016

Home Cooked By Pocket Porcupine in Competitions, Savour this I love local food. The taste, the company, everything! It is also fascinating that food can be highly personal and tied up in familiar rituals and larger memories. This thought process inspired my story. Hope everyone enjoys it!
June 30, 2016

All the chicken rice stalls in Singapore By CXR in Competitions, Savour this

On Friday nights, when the lab is empty, I work on chicken rice. This week, I navigate the tortuous route to Le Le Chicken Rice, then set up the weighing machine, heater, and beaker to begin by calculating the wet and dry mass of the chicken. There’s only the chicken    …

June 30, 2016

Rise Up Green By coolbee77 in Competitions, Fiction, Savour this

When I finally rounded the corner the food was not yet set up, the tables only lined with plastic sheet and Spitfire Hoga sitting at the edge, tipping into his mouth the last drops of a drink can as dry as the ends of his ponytail. I screeched my bike    …

June 27, 2016

back when we had the energy By okaamome in Competitions, Savour this Between the awkward transition from teenage life into adulthood lies the fundamental need to eat a lot of prata and drink a lot of teh bing.
June 27, 2016

The creators are dead By XxmaxxX in Savour this

The creators are dead left behind are the generics, that serves food that tastes like plastic. long gone are the times where food was cooked for passion. nowadays food is fuelled by monetisation Homemade is being replaced by machines whose mentality is programmed by a recipe that never improves but    …

June 26, 2016

Table For Two By Dya_Mohan in Savour this A heartwarming piece that blends the tastelessness of old age with the robust tastes of Singapore~
June 25, 2016