Tsukiji. Credit: Voyagin

5 facts you definitely didn’t know about Tsukiji fish market

Oct 6th, 2016 Documentary Marcus Goh 6 min read

Singaporeans are weird. Ask them to visit the Toa Payoh wet market in Singapore at 7 am and they’ll complain, but ask them to visit the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo at 3 am and they’ll be clamouring to be the first in line. But there’s more to that legendary location than just tuna auctions and fresh sushi. This illustrious fish market is much older…

[Giveaway inside] Get Oriented with GV’s 8th Love & Pride Film Festival

Aug 18th, 2016 Adult Themes, Arthouse, Documentary, GV Exclusive Rachel Chan 5 min read

How complicated can life get when you’re Muslim, your family is the mafia, you live in Tel Aviv, and your boyfriend is Jewish? Oh, did I mention also that you’re also gay? This is not fiction; it is a true story. Oriented is a documentary which follows the lives of three Palestinian friends exploring their national and sexual identity in Tel Aviv during the 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict….

Food Film Festival at GV celebrates Japanese food culture

Jul 22nd, 2016 Arthouse, Asian Cinema, Documentary, GV Exclusive Rachel Chan 3 min read

Are you a fan of sake, sushi and all foods Japanese? Or are you an avid follower of Michelin-star guides? If your answer to either question is yes, then you should not be missing out on Golden Village’s Food Film Festival happening from now until July 27 at GV Suntec City. GV’s first Food Film festival features three exclusive films on Michelin-star restaurant chefs René Redzepi of Noma (Ants…

Local musicians at The Songs We Sang: Blog Aloud.

Local musicians talk about xinyao at The Songs We Sang: Blog Aloud

Mar 31st, 2016 Arthouse, Asian Cinema, Documentary, Event, GV Exclusive, Singapore Film Marcus Goh 7 min read

Xinyao fans from across Singapore attended The Songs We Sang: Blog Aloud session last week on March 22, where director Eva Tong and four of Singapore’s best young musicians held a dialogue session about the music scene in Singapore. Shigga Shay, Inch Chua, Diya Tan, and Carrie Yeo joined xinyao enthusiasts of all ages in a special preview screening of The Songs We Sang. While the four singers…

The Songs We Sang

If you’re from the Xinyao era, these 6 memories will strike a chord with you

Mar 23rd, 2016 Asian Cinema, Documentary, GV Exclusive, Singapore Film Marcus Goh 8 min read

Xinyao is one of the few music genres that Singaporeans can legitimately call their own. With its distinctive styles and relatable lyrics, xinyao songs are proof that Singaporeans are a creative bunch. Xinyao, written as 新谣 in Chinese, is actually the first and last characters of the term “新加坡歌谣,” (pronounced xin jia po ge yao). It literally means Singapore songs, even though they’re mostly in Chinese….

What would you ask for if you were trapped underground?

Nov 17th, 2015 Action, Celebrities, Documentary, Thriller Esther Au Yong 5 min read

We all have our comfort items. If you think about it, many of these are frivolous wants and not needs. But one man’s gold is another’s poison, and if you’re like one of the 33 miners trapped 700 metres underground in The 33, you’ll likely be dreaming of a great many “needs”. In the movie, the miners, whose chief Mario Sepulveda is played by Antonio…

Straight Outta Compton – life in the ‘hood as you never knew it

Oct 6th, 2015 Celebrities, Documentary Rachel Chan 13 min read

In April this year, Tyree Carroll, 22-year-old African American man from Philadelphia, United States, was pulled over by the police, allegedly for cycling on the wrong side of the street. In footage which has since gone viral, he was seen to be beaten up for several minutes by three police officers, one of whom threw his bicycle over a fence. Police brutality in the U.S is not new….

Excuse me, are you a Foodie? Q&A with Foodies director Thomas Jackson

Jul 17th, 2015 Arthouse, Documentary, GV Exclusive Rachel Chan 12 min read

Eid Mubarak! Now that it’s time to eat and eat, it’s also the perfect time to talk about Foodies, a documentary which opened in Golden Village theatres on July 16. If you think that you’re a foodie, then you’ll enjoy following these five influential and devoted food maniacs who are on a mission to dine at the best restaurants on earth. They are: Aiste Miseviciute…

5 things you might not know about J. D. Salinger

Jul 14th, 2015 Arthouse, Documentary, GV Exclusive Nicholas Yong 8 min read

No other published book has used the word “phony” as many times as The Catcher In The Rye. A novel by Jerome David Salinger about an adolescent boy’s contempt for humanity, it has been linked to assassins Mark David Chapman (he shot John Lennon), John Hinckley Jr (he attempted to assassinate Ronald Reagan) and Lee Harvey Oswald (the sniper who shot J.F Kennedy). Considered one of…

And you could add chilli sauce to any of these dishes. Credit: Serious Eats

5 strange Singaporean food habits

Jul 13th, 2015 Arthouse, Documentary, GV Exclusive Marcus Goh 5 min read

Eating is the national past time of Singaporeans, and with that dubious honour comes a whole host of strange rituals that accompany our dining. These odd habits came about from a mixture of factors – old wives’ tales, our predilection for spiciness, and just plain old technology. It might have gotten some weird stares at first, but now most of us can’t begin a meal…