Of filters, walks and song

A natural filter comes over us, and disregarding the smell, it brings a surreal quality to the quieter parts of Singapore. Hello Indonesian haze. In between two appointments, I took a 30-minute walk between City Square mall and Shaw Towers, and came across a nice stretch of boardwalk just behind Victoria Street. Extended decks and…

Singapore Is Heading To Space

But it’s not what you think. It happened when I was watching this year’s new National Day music video. As the 6-piece 53A strummed away, singing about “Tomorrow’s here today”, icons of nostalgia like a plastic stool, formica tables, trishaws and now-celebrated dragon playground were paraded with pride across the screen. But remembering how that…