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XX Files - S1E25: Building the world’s biggest mall

XX Files - S1E25: Building the world’s biggest mall
05 Aug 2022 11:11AM
32 mins

Dubai Mall is one of the largest malls in the world --  about the size of 200 football fields! And it was a Singaporean multinational architectural firm that designed it. Yasmin Jonkers asks its Director, May Chan, what it was like working on the project. Plus, the folks at the Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society describe how they are planning to bring Indian classical music to a wider, multicultural audience. And a Teaching Award recipient tells us how her own struggles in school have impacted her approach to teaching.

XX Files - S1E29: From studying biological defence to teaching pre-schoolers

After training for 10 years to be a scientist and building a career in bio-defence, Catherine Ong gave it all up to work with pre-schoolers as a childcare centre operator. Yasmin Jonkers finds out what spurred Catherine to jump into a new field. We also speak to a lady who’s a National Day Award recipient, and also with Ellen Lee, President of the Singapore Table Tennis Association, about her

11/08/2022 33 mins

XX Files - S1E28: Celebrating Singapore

We shine the spotlight on this year’s National Day Parade. One of its stars is the first woman to command the F-16 squadron. How did she end up flying the flag for women in the military? Also, CNA938’s Yasmin Jonkers explores how social organizations have benefited from President Halimah Yacob's “22 Days of Doing Good" campaign. She also asks the owner of a 103-year-old shophouse how hard it was

10/08/2022 33 mins

XX Files - S1E27: An Ode to Singapore

How far would you go for the country you love? Suthasini Rajenderan is a singer, musician and Vasantham Star 2011 winner. She tells Yasmin Jonkers why she decided to spend $7,000 of her own money to produce a song for Singapore, which she is not monetising. We also meet a British woman who spent just two years of her childhood in Singapore, but was so drawn to the country that she returned to live

09/08/2022 33 mins

XX Files - S1E26: A Study of Singlish

Gostan, Alamak, Aiyo… Why do Singaporeans speak like that? A 2-part series on CNA titled ‘Why We Talk Like That’ tells us where our favourite Singlish words originated from. We also learn about the challenges caregivers face, and find out what’s being done to help more minority women break into in the tech space.

08/08/2022 34 mins

XX Files - S1E25: Building the world’s biggest mall

Dubai Mall is one of the largest malls in the world --  about the size of 200 football fields! And it was a Singaporean multinational architectural firm that designed it. Yasmin Jonkers asks its Director, May Chan, what it was like working on the project. Plus, the folks at the Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society describe how they are planning to bring Indian classical music to a wider

05/08/2022 32 mins