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Heartland Tales

Heartland Tales - S1E1: History of ‘Rasa Sayang Re’ | EP 1

Heartland Tales - S1E1: History of ‘Rasa Sayang Re’ | EP 1
18 Mar 2022 07:35AM
05 mins

The song “Rasa Sayang Re” is familiar to Singaporeans but its origins and even meaning is still being disputed. CNA 938’s Aslam Shah explores the song’s representation in popular media – from a Japanese propaganda film in the 40s to a Bollywood blockbuster in the 60s and what it means to both Singaporeans and Malaysians.

Heartland Tales - S1E7: The rich stories behind Singapore’s street names | EP 7

From Kay Poh Road to Jalan Malu Malu – our street and road names have hidden stories behind them. In this episode of Heartland Tales, CNA938’s Aslam Shah uncovers how our street and road names capture some parts of our history … but misses out on others.

05/05/2022 7 mins

Heartland Tales - S1E6: A Peranakan home which is also a lovingly curated museum | EP 6

The first-generation Peranakans were born here over 200 years ago and since then, a strong Peranakan culture has emerged. While many elements of the culture exist today, much has also been lost over time. In this episode of Heartland Tales, CNA938’s Aslam Shah visits a 7th generation Peranakan who has been collecting antiques for 30 years. They are displayed at his Peranakan home in Joo Chiat…

22/04/2022 06 mins

Heartland Tales - S1E5: In sunny Singapore, who plays a winter sport called curling? | EP 5

Ice rinks and winter sports are not things we associate with sunny Singapore. There is, however, a local curling club here and they have big dreams of qualifying for the Winter Olympics. CNA938’s Aslam Shah steps into Singapore’s only Olympic-sized ice rink for this episode of Heartland Tales.

15/04/2022 6 mins

Heartland Tales - S1E4: Meet the ‘freegan’ who barters and recycles instead of spending money | EP 4

You've probably heard of vegans, but have you heard of “freegans”? This group chooses a lifestyle of spending as little money as possible and would rather barter, forage, rescue or repurpose - anything but spend money. What does it take to do this in Singapore, one of the most expensive cities in the world? CNA938’s Aslam Shah speaks to a freegan to find out in this episode of Heartland Tales…

08/04/2022 7 mins

Heartland Tales - S1E3: Singapore’s 'kopi' culture | EP 3

Long before modern cafés came to Singapore, the fishing village had a thriving coffee culture. Our kopi-o kosong and kopi c have survived for generations and so did the sock, floral porcelain cups and the huge teapot. From housing “kopi girls” to being a veil for illegal activities, our coffeeshops have evolved. CNA938’s Aslam Shah takes a sip of history in this episode of Heartland Tales.…

01/04/2022 05 mins