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Ho Weng Hin


The HDB point block. Photograph by Tan Kar Lin

The HDB point block. Photograph by Tan Kar Lin

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Hong Lysa


‘In preparation/preparedness for being forgotten’, (beiwanglu, 备忘录 ) the Chinese title for Tan Pin Pin’s Invisible City (2007) involves an overlapping process, both bracing oneself for that inevitability yet also doing what one can to forestall memories from being lost. Tan Pin Pin’s camera documents individuals who in varying phases of their lives have come to this realization and commitment, and the documentary has perhaps aided their efforts, deferring the disappearance of their stories. (more…)

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Daniel PS Goh


Nowadays, being forty-one years of age marks the middle of one’s life. It can be a time for reflection on what we have achieved and what we want to do in the remaining future. It can also be a time for denial, when the past is consumed as mere nostalgia and the present momentum of life is adhered to with the gritting of teeth. This was the dilemma of the nation in August 2006. (more…)

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