Crafted By

Hosted ByKenn Delbridge

In a city driven by economic performance, discover the art around us and learn more about who they're crafted by.

How many artists and craftspeople are working in Singapore? When the press prefers economic & political news over all else, it’s easy for the arts to be overlooked. It’s the artists who add richness to culture, and we’ve found that a thriving community within our island nation.

Our first series for Know of Not? is called Crafted By will feature 12 episodes.


All Episodes

Crafted By – Singapore’s Music Scene: The Performance | S1E10

The 3rd installment of our 5-part look at the Singapore Music Scene explores how playing “live” is now more important than ever: with physical music sales down, concert income is a huge revenue stream. We talk with the home of the Performing Arts, The Esplanade, and hear from Singapore’s top live music promoter, Michael Roche...

Crafted By – Singapore’s Music Scene: The Business | S1E9

In the 2nd part of our 5-part look at Singapore’s Music Scene, we explore the business side of things; we talk to legendary Snakeweed Studios engineer Leonard Soosay about how acts turn musical ideas into tracks, learn how modern labels work with artists through our conversation with Lennat Mak of Warner Music, and Willy Tan...

Crafted By – Singapore’s Music Scene: The Music | S1E8

The first of our 5 part look at the Singapore Music Scene, we explore the music and the artists who make it. We meet Fym Summer, a singer-songwriter who played at the SXSW festival in 2018 as the sole representative from Singapore and try to figure out how her path as a writer and musician...

Crafted By – A Singapore Toy Story

Art Collectibles have collectors the world over, did you know some of the world’s best creators of these luxury premiums are based right here in Singapore? We talk to XM Studios, Mighty Jaxx and Kinetiquettes about this fascinating creative industry that features licensed items from Marvel, DC, Transformers, Warner Bros, Street Fighter and many more! ...

Crafted By – Thru the Lens of 3 Pro Photographers

In our 3rd episode on Photography for this “Crafted By” series on Artists and Craftspeople in Singapore, we talk with 3 professional photographers. Each works in a different niche of photography. Weddings – Eadwine of Plush Photography Corporate – Alan of Alan Lim Studios Boudoir – Carolyn of The Boudoir Photographer

Crafted By – Wood You Believe It?

Knock! Knock! Who’s there? Wood Wood Who? Would you believe there’s a thriving wood crafting community in Singapore? We talk trees and sustainability with BusyBoardies, Pantheon Percussion, Adam Chan Guitars, and Roger & Sons.

Crafted By – Tattoo Artists Feroze McLeod (Bada Bink Tattoo Firm) & Bradley Tan (Oracle Tattoo)

Is art still art, if the medium is ink in skin? 2 of Singapore’s best tattoo artists, Feroze McLeod and Bradley Tan, share their thoughts on their permanent trade of skin art, and we talk to two of their canvasses – musical artist and producer Vandetta and Actor/Host/Model Paul Foster. Get your diary out cos...

Crafted By – “First Generation” Sculptor Pius Chong Fah Cheong

On the bank of the Singapore River outside Fullerton Hotel is a bronze sculpture of 5 boys jumping into the river. It’s one of Singapore’s most photographed pieces and is the creation of a Singaporean sculptor, Pius Chong Fah Cheong. A Cultural Medallion recipient, he’s surprisingly chilled about his work and shares the insight he’s...

Crafted By – The Instagram Twins

Meet the Yusman twins, Yafiq and Yais. Full-time photographers who shoot almost exclusively on smartphones. On Instagram, their feeds have a combined following of over 120,000. Check out their IG feeds at Yafiq Yusman Instagram Feed and  Yais Yusman Instagram Feed Equipment used for recordings – Sound Devices MixPre10T, ElectroVoice RE320 microphones, AKG headphones. Post...