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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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Opia- a new love story By vbd in Savour this when you're really really hangry after a long long monday and then you see the love of your life and it gives you a gush of bliss and every other happy feelings (:
May 18, 2016


Hamburger Patty By tad in Savour this This poem is a summary of childhood proceedings that occurred whilst the author was in the midst of consuming a hamburger patty.
May 17, 2016


Brands Essence of Tan Ham Let By Ryn Ng in Shakespeare lives ... in Singapore Hamlet distilled into Singlish
May 16, 2016


Crab Bee Hoon By angelateokx in Savour this

When was the last time she left the house? She watched her grandmother fold another one of those origami boxes to use as “dustbins”. Her grandmother loved the crab bee hoon at an ITE nearby her place. When was the last time she had it? She had been coming to    …

May 16, 2016


A Sambal Stain on a White Shirt By graceyeoh in Savour this

Nearly 10 years after the divorce, mama would suddenly stop eating her carbonara spaghetti in our kitchen. She would look at me with a mix of shame, anguish and pain. There was a smudge of carbonara sauce on her lip; I wanted to help her wipe it away. Her bottom    …

May 11, 2016


Flesh By natasyasheehan in Others

Flesh By Natasya Ismail Many people mistook him for being an ang moh when he first stepped into Tekong as a recruit. Unlike the other boys in his company, Kai had been counting down to the day when he would finally enlist into the Singapore Armed Forces on his iPhone    …

May 9, 2016


I, Char Kway Teow By Edward Kwa in Competitions, Savour this A poem about Char Kway Teow. Colloquial terms are in italics.
May 6, 2016


favourite foods By ryan-d in Poetry, Savour this written 10 years ago for a 100-word-a-day challenge so it's a little dated
May 2, 2016


Savour this, we say By sphlng in Competitions, Genre, Poetry, Savour this Growing up woes - savour this, they said.
April 27, 2016


Batman V Superman Movie Review By MidNight The Magnificent in Reviews My review for BvS.
April 26, 2016