The Greatest Showman. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 of the best classes in Singapore to get you ready for the circus

Dec 28th, 2017 Action, Adventure, Drama, Musical Marcus Goh 9 min read

Want to run away and join the circus? You can, and here are the classes that will train you! Yes, the circus is serious work, and life as a circus showman/woman is gruelling. Just an idea of what you’re in for: the actual audition for Cirque du Soleil can take up to two days. Singapore has several local circus groups, like Circus in Motion, and some…

Life. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 movie alien tropes that defy basic biological principles

Mar 22nd, 2017 Action, Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction Marcus Goh 7 min read

The problem with aliens in movies is that most of us (in fact, I’d daresay all of us) have never seen an alien before. Since nobody has seen an alien before, scriptwriters have to tap into their imaginations when writing movies about aliens. And since scriptwriters are generally not trained in biology, it means that movie aliens all tend to follow the same tropes – tropes that…

The Girl on the Train. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 interesting factoids about Singapore’s trains

Oct 8th, 2016 Thriller Marcus Goh 8 min read

Most of us take the train everyday, and that’s just going to increase with our move to a car-lite society (although it still mystifies me how new ERPs are constantly being built even though we’re going car-lite). But what do we really know about our country’s trains, besides the fact that it breaks down more often than a Snorlax appears? Was it always like this?…