Inspiration13 Videos

Chef Chan Hon Meng’s Michelin-Starred Hawker Stall Brings His Soy Chicken to NYC

If you think Michelin stars are the purview of highly priced tasting menu restaurants alone, think again. In Singapore, hawker Chan Hon Meng’s food stall became the first of its kind to be honored with a Michelin star, for chef Chan’s Hong Kong-style soy sauce chicken. Eater is the one-stop-shop for food and restaurant obsessives […]

The dude who became an accidental artist – Eugene Soh

Eugene Soh delivers humorous yet thought-provoking messages that narrate contemporary life and social issues in the modern day city state. Art Consultant Audrey Phng says, “Eugene Soh, or rather, the DUDE.SG – the art world moniker he has bequeathed on himself, is a force to be reckoned with. Under that seemingly docile and somewhat quirky […]

Mark Ong (Owner, Royalefam)

The identity Sabotage was created in 2003 by Singaporean artist Mark Ong. Fuelled by his need to create a new look of sneakers, Mark started his career as a hobby sneaker painter, working out of his parents’ kitchen. His first claim to fame came after he won a sneaker customizing competition on the Nike Talk […]

It Changed My Life: Banker turned Greenpeace warrior

Calvin Quek turns his back on fat pay cheque in banking job to save the environment.

dddots – Adelene Koh

{dddots – Adelene Koh} In our latest episode, we speak to Adelene Koh, one of the few, if not the only, local hand bookbinders in Singapore. In her words, “Making books is an art. Nothing beats holding a book in your hand, feeling its cover, turning its pages and even smelling the paper. When you […]

The $2 Kopitiam

{The $2 Kopitiam} Noodles, noodles, noodles. Today’s little story is about 60 year old ‘Uncle’ Ah Cai who has been in the kopitiam (coffeeshop) noodle trade for the last 2 decades. A rare find in Singapore’s CBD, Ah Cai’s ‘$2 kopitiam’ makes and serves 8 different kinds of noodles and hasn’t raised prices for the […]

Zen Pencils, Gavin Aung Than

{Zen Pencils – Gavin Aung Than} “I quit my job without any grand plan, it was a big risk and one of the scariest things I have ever done.” – Gavin Aung Than. In our latest episode, we speak to Melbourne based cartoonist Gavin Aung Than of Zen Pencils. Zen Pencils is a website of […]

Mun Foong, A.K.A Wayward

{Mun Foong – A.K.A Wayward} “Following my passion is literally like jumping off a cliff”, is how Mun Foong, owner and designer of fashion label A.K.A Wayward, describes her transition from graphic to fashion design. Originally trained as a graphic designer and having worked in advertising for a number of years, Mun Foong’s story is […]

Ernest Goh – COCKS, Chicken Beauty Pageants

{Ernest Goh – COCKS, Chicken Beauty Pageants} Ernest Goh is an independent Singaporean photographer. Covering major events from the SARS outbreak in Singapore, to his 4-year project of documenting the aftermath of the 2004 Tsunami in Aceh. Ernest’s interest in storytelling has led him to capture many stories for over a decade with his camera. […]

A.B.S – August 13′ Montage

We did a short compilation of our 3 videos ( yes, only 3 so far ) for our presentation at Fork4, organized by Syinc, Singapore. For those who missed it, here it is. We are aiming to share more interesting stories so do stay tuned. 🙂 {Special Thanks} TheMomentum

Michelle Yu, The Gentlemen’s Press

{Michelle Yu – The Gentlemen’s Press} Young, impulsive and stupid – these are words Michelle Yu uses to describe how her heart lead her to letterpress. While we could talk about what ‘letterpress’ is, (“a technique of relief printing using a printing press” says Wikipedia), the question we thought that would be interesting to ask […]

Creamier – handcrafted ice cream & coffee

{Creamier – Handcrafted ice cream & coffee} Fancy finding delicious artisan ice cream and waffles in the heartlands? Tucked uniquely in Toa Payoh Lorong 1, Creamier sets out to offer naturally flavoured handmade ice cream for everyone. “We just want to make really good ice cream” is their simple and honest declaration. But Creamier isn’t […]

Nylon Coffee Roasters

{Nylon Coffee Roasters} We had the lovely opportunity to chat with Dennis & Jiamin, owners of Nylon Coffee Roasters. Their passion and love for coffee gave birth to their nice little ‘coffeeshop’ (as they both call it), right in the quaint residential neighbourhood of Everton Park. Don’t be fooled by the small seating area of […]