Daily SG: 20 Feb 2017



Credit: James Tan (SeijiEiga)


“I have reflected deeply on what I heard. We must honour and respect the feelings of those who suffered terribly and lost family members during the Japanese Occupation. I have therefore decided to remove the words ‘Syonan Gallery’ from the name of the exhibition, and name it Surviving the Japanese Occupation: War and its Legacies.” – Minister for Communications and Information, Yaacob Ibrahim

Surviving the Japanese Occupation: War and its Legacies

– NLB Biblioasia: Synonan Gallery: War and its Legacies

The gallery was renamed last week but it appears that the article on the gallery on NLB’s website retains its earlier title/name. On the other hand, NAS has removed their “Syonan Gallery” page.

– akikonomu: The Syonan Gallery Clown Show

Blogger akikonomu on the possible influence of NLB curators and their dismissal of public opinion, historians and its advisory panel.

– Epilogos Blogger: Japan surrenders – again

– MothershipSG: Why “Syonan-to” is still painful: S’pore rally demanding compensation from Jap Occupation had 120,000-strong crowd

Singapore Arts Scene

– MothershipSG: Singaporean gets nominated for 2 Oscars for her work in “La La Land”

One of those responsible for the La La Land’s sound editing is Singaporean Lee Ai-Ling Lee, a Singaporean and she has just been nominated for 2 Oscars. Per Screenwriters Association (Singapore), she is the first Asian Woman and first Singaporean to be nominated for an Oscar in sound editing and part of first female pair to be nominated for the award.

Technology Bytes

– e27: A Singaporean team has won an MIT prize by making wheelchairs autonomous

– alvinology: We Found a Tool for Singaporeans to Maximise Annual Leave for Travel


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