Category Archives: Landmarks & History

…dreaming, in a city, of light & colour…

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These past couple of weeks I’ve been in a dream of a city… an imperial city… wandering its streets, admiring its architecture and its art, appreciating the warmth of its people even as I remain wary of the danger that … Continue reading

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THE FACTS OF LIFE – FULL ALBUM + BONUS TRACK

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So here it is at last. 10 years ago, I started work on this record, at a crossroads in my life. I chose a roundabout path by way of London, New York and many cities in between, that took me … Continue reading

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Glimpses of EPIPHANY

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In the last post, I waxed lyrical about Rapture and Epiphany. I suggested that the latter was something that could be man-made, precipitated through (careful) design and curatorial, in the context of an exhibition at the Museum. That much is … Continue reading

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THE FACTS OF LIFE – 12. GLOWING

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In the mid-2000s, I took a trip with some old friends – the same ones who would live in Dubai later – to Barcelona, Lisbon and Marrakesh. It was to be a rather memorable trip if only because I came … Continue reading

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Tsundoku 積ん読, or the Elegant, Obsessive Art of Book-Hoarding

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So in the spirit of balance, I thought I’d post something completely frivolous, and almost nothing to do whatsoever with work.  Well, almost… I’m an incurable bookworm, and a TOTAL geek.  There’s nothing I like more than curling up in … Continue reading

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THE FACTS OF LIFE – 11. MISTAKEN

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I intended for THE FACTS OF LIFE to be an experimental album.  Each of the songs explored a very specific emotion in the life cycle of a relationship between two people – joy, sadness, desire, anger, disappointment… While the album … Continue reading

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Of Navels and Navel-Gazing – the Question of Singapore Identity in the Global Context

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I had the privilege today to be invited to deliver the Opening Remarks at the National Museum of Singapore’s international Symposium, ENCOUNTERS & CONNECTED HISTORIES: PRELUDE TO 1819, which the museum has organised in support of its new special exhibition, … Continue reading

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