Everyday professions which could make you a hero (at least in Singapore)

Dec 28th, 2016 Action, Asian Cinema, Comedy, Disaster Rachel Chan 8 min read

During the second Sino-Japanese War in December 1941, a railway porter (played by Jackie Chan) leads a ragtag team of freedom fighters to sabotage a a railway network used by the Japanese to transport supplies from Tianjin to Nanjing. Comprising a motley crew of tailor, noodle shop owner, railroad hand, and professional thug, they make weapons out of shovels and loose railway track planks to ambush Japanese…

Deepwater Horizon. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 times Singapore faced ecological disasters like the Deepwater Horizon spill

Sep 29th, 2016 Action, Disaster, Drama Marcus Goh 6 min read

Deepwater Horizon is a dramatisation of life on the eponymous oil rig and the horrendous oil spill that happened when it exploded. It was so bad that it leaked oil for three months straight, resulting in 4.9 million barrels of wasted oil. But this is the sort of disaster that only happens in America, right? Singapore’s so small, what kind of ecological nightmares could we face?…

Sully. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 threats to airplanes that you never thought were dangerous

Sep 9th, 2016 Disaster, Drama, Thriller Marcus Goh 7 min read

Aeroplanes are amazing feats of engineering. Tonnes of steel and glass can rise into the air and take us halfway around the globe, shielding us from the elements as we fall asleep in uncomfortable positions. It’s almost as if aeroplanes are built to be impervious to anything nature can throw at it. Yet the most innocuous hazards can actually be fatal to plane passengers. All that steel and…

Shin: Godzilla. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 creative ways that Singapore could trounce Godzilla

Aug 24th, 2016 Action, Disaster, Science Fiction Marcus Goh 7 min read

Singapore’s a tiny island nation that, against all odds, flourished into the amazing country that it is today. We’re basically underdogs who always manage to punch above our weight class. So if there’s one country that can defeat Godzilla, it’d be Singapore! Stop laughing. It’s true. We wiped out kidnappings. Banned chewing gum for the good of our trains (imagine how many more breakdowns we would…

Train to Busan. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 of the most claustrophobic places in Singapore for a zombie invasion

Aug 4th, 2016 Action, Asian Cinema, Disaster, Horror, Thriller Marcus Goh 7 min read

What sets Train to Busan apart from other zombie movies is that it takes place mostly on a train – a cramped, narrow train where you can’t even have two people walking side by side down the aisle. Everyone has to squeeze or fight their way past a zombie at some point, and the thought of having to come so close to the zombies just gives…