Seng (Noah Yap) looks like he just spotted the RSM in 2359: The Haunting Hour. Credit: Golden Village Pictures

Can you make it through this list of the most “horrific” things in NS?

Aug 9th, 2018 Horror Marcus Goh 9 min read

If you’ve served your time during National Service (NS), you’ll have heard more ghost stories than in the True Singapore Ghost Stories series. The thing is – ghosts aren’t real (looks over shoulder just to check). Some of the horrific things you’ll see in NS could match the tales of 2359: The Haunting Hour. It would shake the even the steeliest soldier around. Take a look at…

Here’s the goss on J Team’s CNY film Take 2

Jan 27th, 2017 Asian Cinema, Drama, Singapore Film Rachel Chan 7 min read

The last thing you want is your kaypoh aunties and uncles to focus on you during Chinese New Year. What’s the best way to deflect attention? Watch a CNY movie, of course! Not only do you get to escape conversation, you also divert their attention to the fictional lives of strangers. And, when you’re done with the movie, you can gossip about the film and…

Ah Feng (Charmaine Sei) looks at Complain King Ah Kun (Mark Lee), with disapproving Ah Ma (Ng Suan Loi) in Long Long Time Ago 2. Credit: Golden Village Pictures

Real events we’d like Jack Neo to cover in Long Long Time Ago 3, 4, 5 and 6

Apr 11th, 2016 Asian Cinema, Comedy, Singapore Film Marcus Goh 6 min read

If you were sad that Long Long Time Ago 2 marked the end of Zhao Di and her family’s adventures, then you’d be happy to know that there could be a Long Long Time Ago 3, 4, 5 and beyond! At a press conference last month, Ng Say Yong, chief content officer of MM2 Entertainment,  said that they had planned for four instalments of Long Long…

7 types of Singaporeans that span all eras

Apr 2nd, 2016 Asian Cinema, GV Exclusive, Singapore Film Marcus Goh 8 min read

Long Long Time Ago 2 continues the adventures of long-suffering housewife Zhao Di in the 70s, and is the sequel to last month’s Long Long Time Ago. If you’ve watched the film, you’ll notice something peculiar about Singapore – no matter what time period you’re in, you’ll always see the same few types of Singaporeans. It’s like they’re somehow a part of Singapore’s DNA. That’s…

Long Long Time Ago

6 ways the kampung still lives on in Singapore

Feb 5th, 2016 Asian Cinema, Comedy, Singapore Film Marcus Goh 7 min read

Do you know what kampung actually means in Malay? Literally translated, it means village. And anyone who’s ever lived in a kampung always waxes nostalgic about those simple, carefree days – unlike the fast-paced, competitive Singapore of today. But even if we don’t have physical kampungs here anymore, there are still small pockets of kampung-ness all around our island. So here are six ways you can find…