Stolen Stories: Sungei Road’s Last Page

Antique timepieces rest beside mobile chargers and colourful plastic jewellery. A Barbie sits patiently, her dress a little weathered but still pretty. Underneath a table, an old photo of a man in his youthful glory is captured with an auric glow. These remnants of the past may seem useless, but new owners can be found at Sungei Road Market – also frequently named Thieves’ Market for its origins. Forgotten but functional, Singapore oldest flea mart is all about second chances.

7 Key Things To Remember For That Perfect Valentine's Day Shot

Flowers wither. Chocolates get eaten. But memories…stay forever. And yet, capturing those Valentine’s Day moments is easily one of the most overlooked aspects for the day. With the spotlight on the date, flowers and gifts, snapshots become an afterthought – a shame, given the many iconic moments that may happen. This Valentine’s, try moving photography up on your priorities list. You don’t need to be Murad Osmann. Here are some tips to get you on the right track.

Split (2017)

If you’ve seen the trailer, you’ll know the surprisingly clear premise of Split - the latest film from M. Night Shyamalan. A mysterious man kidnaps three girls and traps them in an unknown location. As they struggle to escape, it would seem that he has accomplices - except it turns out, “they” are him. It’s all him. James McAvoy is Kevin, the kidnapper who suffers from Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). We start the film when he is controlled by the stern and OCD-inflicted “Dennis”, kidnapping Casey (Anya Taylor-Joy), Claire (Haley Lu Richardson) and Marcia (Jessica Sula) for a mysterious reason, with his companion personalities, “Ms Patricia” and “Hedwig”. Together, they are considered “the Horde”; three of twenty-three personalities taking turns to be “in the light” inside Kevin. This only turns more disturbing, as words like “The Beast” and “sacred food” are whispered by the trio, and the girls, naturally panic-stricken, work towards finding their way out of their jail.

Hanoi, Vietnam – Wanderment

Unlike its sibling city of Ho Chi Minh, where the steer towards development has been clearly imprinted, Hanoi seems to thrive in its organic growth – a messy checkerboard of old and new businesses – mostly short buildings leaning whimsically like some fairy-tale town, dressed up with the copious tinsel of ancient wires – the lifeblood of power and telecommunications. To suss out the city’s logic and layout, one must be willing to invest in exploring her many streets, which makes Hanoi at least