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SG Stories

SG Stories
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Everyone has a story... and Eugene Loh enjoys unearthing and learning from the backgrounds and experiences of less well-known people in Singapore. Join him for these candid and spontaneous conversations on "Singapore Stories".

SG Stories - S1E17: Larry Leong - Car enthusiast who has driven between Singapore and London three times!

An IT business consultant and autophile, Larry Leong recounts the events that led him to drive between London and Singapore in 2007, 2015, and in 2019, before borders closed during the COVID 19 pandemic.

26/10/2022 1 hr 12 mins

SG Stories - S1E16: Dr Nicholas de Cruz - Former national sailing athlete-turned-psychology lecturer

Former national sailor Nicholas de Cruz won the World Champs 2006 and went on to clinch a place at the world’s best university for sports science. Passion though, and even sheer “mugging” wasn’t enough to do well there, and it took a lot of persistence and some “stalking” before he tasted success. Now a psychology lecturer at the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) and developmental coach with the Singapore Sailing Federation, Dr de Cruz explains the link between sports and psychology.

19/10/2022 30 mins

SG Stories - S1E15: Tan Beng Tian, Chinese puppet-maker and puppeteer

It’s been almost 30 years since her former boss refused to grant her leave to attend to her theatre projects and snapped at her “if you love theatre so much, why don’t you do theatre full-time?” Which she promptly did. Tan Beng Tian is a Chinese puppet-maker and puppeteer and founded puppet theatre company The Finger Players back in 1993. She also spent one and a half years training under a master puppeteer in Quanzhou, China. In recent years, she has striven to make her shows more accessible to the deaf & hard-of-hearing community.

12/10/2022 1 hr 11 mins

SG Stories - S1E14: Remesh Panicker - award-winning writer, producer and actor

You may know him from the original “Feedback” show on SBC in the 80s, his work at NatGeo, and the History and Discovery channels… or even from that late 70s Metro Christmas commercial… or maybe, you were his schoolmate at Raffles Institution! Besides being an award-winning writer, producer and actor, Remesh Panicker is also a legendary voiceover talent who was literally scouted off the streets! Primarily a writer, Remesh has built a legacy of pioneering TV and radio presenting, producing and writing, award-winning theatre performances / documentary scripting and production, TV dramas, and his voiceover work.

05/10/2022 30 mins

SG Stories - S1E13: Anson Ng - Founder of the organisation, Hao Ren Hao Shi (好人好事 meaning Good Man Good Deed)

Anson Ng is the founder of 好人好事 Hao Ren Hao Shi, which helps needy cancer patients and their families. Together with a group of friends, he founded the organisation to promote the spirit of volunteerism and build a strong community of volunteers.

28/09/2022 1 hr 6 mins