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
Singapore Arts Scene
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.
Browse through our dailies to read what Singaporean bloggers are saying.