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Pulau Ubin: Highlights of Singapore’s Rural Island

It may sound oxymoronic, but there is such a thing as rural Singapore! If you are looking for a piece of kampong (village) lifestyle, Pulau Ubin is an easy escape which is every bit resembling more like a Malaysian countryside than the stereotypical glitzy skyscraper that the Lion City is known for. Pulau Ubin is…

Singapore Southern Islands: St. John’s, Lazarus & Kusu Islands

Do you know that Singapore comprises of 63 different islands? Most people have explored mainland Singapore and the ever-vibrant Sentosa, but off just slightly to the south, you will chance upon a peaceful world far from the craziness of city life. One of Singapore’s best kept secrets, I have visited Singapore’s Southern Islands numerous times…

2019 Future Mainstream Classics

[Image Credit: Bad Guy Official Video] Pop music will never be low brow again. A look at the 2010s decade-end lists from classic and indie rock publications such as Rolling Stones and Pitchfork reveal shockingly improved critical adoration for pop music, especially when contrasted with the 2000s overwhelmingly pop-bashing approaches by the very same journalism…

Who are the Kings & Queens of Pop? Future Mainstream Classics Revisited

Trendy yet timeless. This Spotify playlist is a nostalgic trip through the last 20 years, highlighting top Billboard hits from 1998-present which still sound fresh today. When I first started the Future Mainstream Classics series back on December 2012, Spotify was still in its early days, Beyoncé just came off from the under-performing 4 with seemingly fading…