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Livin' it up in Lion City!

Aug 6, 2019

A German friend - who lives in Singapore - and a Singaporean friend - who's lived in Germany - talk about their experiences living life as foreigners. About language, about culture shock, about stereotypes, about racism...


May 19, 2019

Hafiz from episode 13 is back, and we chat about a lot of things: about how a lot of colonial architecture was exclusionary, how that famous sign at Cavenagh Bridge may have been meant to keep local riffraff out, how the trope that "Malays are lazy" is a myth perpetuated by colonialists, and about the movie scene...


Apr 9, 2019

Ever wonder why the lion is called the King of the Jungle? Is there more to "The Lion King" than meets the eye?

We look at cultural depictions and symbolism of lions in history, and make some interesting - even if implausible - connections.


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Mar 26, 2019

Rindo chats with a redditor about Munshi Abdullah, also known as the father of modern Malay literature. He arrived in Singapore in 1819, along with Stamford Raffles, and wrote about life in Singapore in its early years, in his autobiography "Hikayat Abdullah".

A statue of Munshi Abdullah has been erected close to...


Mar 19, 2019

Random stuff. Rindo talks about what kept him from soapboxing on the podcast, why Mass Effect 3 is the greatest thing since Mass Effect 3, and how youtube is bigger than Sagittarius A*.