Biography of the Author Nevin Jacob Thomas

Nevin Jacob Thomas

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  1. (dp) Edible community garden Dover Crescent main

    The retiree behind the roof garden that brought back a kampung spirit

    Hidden away on a rooftop in Dover is a community garden that is lowering the walls among neighbours and helping to forge friendships. But it ...
  2. Growing the kampung spirit, on a rooftop garden with a difference
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    Growing the kampung spirit, on a rooftop garden with a difference

    ‘Take what you need,’ invites the sign at Dover Crescent’s award-winning open community garden. Meet the retiree who set out to bring back the old ...
  3. IMH painter 13

    In a mental ward for nearly 35 years, he paints old Singapore from memory - and he dreams

    A talented artist as a child, Sim Kah Lim's horizons abruptly shrank when he was warded as a teenager with schizophrenia. But he never lost his ...
  4. From ward to gallery: The artist with schizophrenia
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    From ward to gallery: The artist with schizophrenia

    For over 30 years, Mr Sim Kah Lim painted vivid scenes of a long-gone Singapore - from behind the walls of his home at the Institute of Mental Health.
  5. The archetypal perpetual calendar display format Source: Vacheron Constantin

    What are calendar watches?

    The lengths of the months may be irregular but mechanical watchmaking has already solved this issue with calendar complications of varying accuracies.
  6. Omega Speedmaster

    Everything you need to know about chronographs

    One of the most common complications among watch makers, the chronograph’s straightforward function belies its complexity.
  7. Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Hémisphères Rétrograde main pic

    A tale of two cities: What you must know about dual time zone watches

    Displaying two time zones on a mechanical watch is a simple problem that can be solved in multiple ways, as these timepieces demonstrate.
  8. A. Lange & Söhne Tourbograph Perpetual “Pour le Mérite” (1)

    Why mechanical watches are still so popular with watch collectors

    Luxury mechanical watches remain reliant on skilled hands in several stages of their production, which gives the finished product a human touch.