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My Singapore Life

Finding my Singaporean soul with Under One Roof

In the 1990s, a comedy show about a middle-class Chinese family and their Malay and Indian neighbours captivated audiences. Actress Daisy Irani ...

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Heartfelt true stories from CNA Lifestyle about life, love and loss in the Lion City – read by some of Singapore’s finest actors. We begin with a series of short essays about coming of age in 1990s Singapore. Join us on a journey back in to a more innocent time before smartphones, Instagram and Netflix.

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11:53minutes

Finding my Singaporean soul with Under One Roof

In the 1990s, a comedy show about a middle-class Chinese family and their Malay and Indian neighbours captivated audiences. Actress Daisy Irani ...
My Singapore Story podcast
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11:53minutes

Karaoke and murdering a language in Chinese bootcamp

A 19-year-old takes an intensive Mother Tongue course – and bonds with other Mandarin misfits. Read by Karen Tan and written by Denyse Yeo.    My ...
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08:42minutes

The magic of Zouk and the glory days of running free

Clubbing on weekends in the 90s often meant going to Jiak Kim Street. Here’s how one young man embraced his party tribe. Read by Lim Yu-Beng and ...
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11:45minutes

Confessions of a Singaporean Spice Girl wannabe

Zig-ah-zig-ah! A teenager obsessed with Sporty Spice discovers Girl Power after joining a singing contest. Read by Karen Tan and written by ...
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12:58minutes

Death, loss and my mother’s conversations

Singaporean playwright Haresh Sharma says there is no real coming of age until one comes face-to-face with unbearable loss. Read by Lim Yu-Beng.
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The girl who hung out with the ‘Mat Roker’ boys

A teenage rebel came face-to-face with stereotypes – while riding pillion on a racing bike. Read by Pam Oei and written by Shirlene Noordin.  My ...
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11:00minutes

The rise and fall of being AWOL: A band living rock star dreams in Singapore

Five boys opened for Bryan Adams and had a radio hit – until reality came crashing down. Read by Lim Yu-Beng and written by Christopher Toh.    ...
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13:32minutes

The haunting of Ginza Plaza: A childhood 'pen fairy' game goes terrifyingly wrong

An 11-year-old girl opens a gateway to a hostile, incomprehensible world. Read by Pam Oei. Written by Adeline Chia. My Singapore Life showcases ...
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My dial-up modem and the white noise of falling in love: Teen love takes a dark turn

Running free in a thrilling new digital world unregulated by parents. Read by Pam Oei. Written by Clara Chow. My Singapore Life showcases ...
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08:40minutes

Buying acceptance at the temple of cool: The lost cause of trying to fit in

An insecure teenager goes on a hunt for a pair of Cross Colours jeans at Far East Plaza. Read by Pam Oei. Written by Pooja Nansi. My Singapore ...