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Book Review: Chinatown - Rhythm & Blues

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  Chinatown - Rhythm & Blues is the story of modern-day Chinatown residents going about their daily routines in a landscape caught between the present and the past.

  It is a story told through the words of KHONG Swee Lin, and the eyes of her husband cum veteran photographer, Carl-Bernd, who manages magnificently to capture the vibrancy of a new Chinatown - preserving the relics of its past here and there in its nostalgic splendour, yet, not shutting out the present by its housing of the new economy's dotcoms, architectural firms and advertising agencies behind the louvred shutters of its pre-war shophouses.

  As you flip through the pages of the book, you marvel at the meticulous detail of the photographer in recording Chinatown in its multi-faceted beauty - from the everyday scene of ducks hung out to dry to an old woman, clad in wide-legged trousers and samfu tunic top, flashing a smile that lit up her face - a portrait of a Chinatown icon that is sure to fade away into our history books in time to come.

  It is this attention to detail that draws out what is quintessentially Chinatown so that you can better appreciate the history of the place, and perhaps, allow nostalgia to loom over you as you soak in its weather- and time- tested elements in snatches, here and there.

  The book, published this year by Times Media Pte Ltd, retails at S$49.50. Get a copy today, not only just to grace your coffee table, but also to keep a piece of our history by your side.

A book review by Raymond HAN

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A spicy new play for all adventurous tastebuds. Written by Desmond SIM (Drunken Prawns, The Swimming Instructor), Directed & Produced by Ekachai Uekrongtham. Starring John O'May, TAN Kheng Hua, Sandy Phillips. Introducing Edwin.

Autumn Tomyam is set in California, Singapore and Bangkok. It tells a poignant story of a young teenage Thai boy whose appearance in the lives of a middle-aged American diplomat and his Singaporean wife threatens to wreak havoc in their autumn years.

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