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Singapore Foodie – Ah Seng Durian | S3E2

We hang out with the King – the King of Fruits! The amazing durian, a fruit that has almost defied description by noted writers over the years, has a (subjectively) obscene smell combined with beautiful a custard-like flesh. We visit Ghim Moh market to hang with an innovator in the Durian scene and hear how Ah Seng innovated multiple times in his 3 decades of selling Durians

Thanks to Paul Foster for reading the quotes, and Benjamin “Mr Miyagi” Lee for the opening line about how durians smell!

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Crafted By – Writer’s Block Part 2 | S2E8



The second season of the Know or Not Podcast ends with a two-episode look at the local writer’s scene in Singapore. We hear from 7 writers and 1 publisher as we learn what paths exist for writers once they’ve published their first book. In this episode, we feature 

Books Actually / Kenny Leck

Charmaine Leung

Gerrie Lim

Gwee Li Sui

Jocelyn Suarez

Sam Toh

Sebastian Sim

Wayne Ree

Crafted By – Writer’s Block Part 1 | S2E7



The second season of Crafted By on the Know or Not Podcast ends with a two-episode look at the local literary scene in Singapore. We follow 7 writers and 1 publisher as we learn how a book goes from being an idea in an author’s head to a book for sale on a shelf in a store. In this episode, we feature Kenny Leck of Books Actually, Gerrie Lim, Jocelyn Suarez, Charmaine Leung, Wayne Ree, Sebastian Sim and get business advice from Omerisms’ Omer Abdullah.

Books Actually / Kenny Leck

Charmaine Leung

Gerrie Lim

Jocelyn Suarez

Omer Abdullah / The Smart Cube / Omerisms

Sebastian Sim

Wayne Ree

Crafted By – The Body Language of Dance | S2E6



We explore the idea of dancers as body language artists, using their bodies for the 55% of interpersonal communication that is non-verbal. We hang out with Bernice Lee, a contemporary dance artist, Stephy, an instructor from SLAP Dance Studio and then get down with the awesome street dance power couple, SgRach MarcS and talk waacking, pop & lock and robotics and how to work with brands who want their message delivered through body language

Bernice Lee – http://bernicelee.xyz

SLAP Dance Studio – http://www.slap.sg/

SgRach MarcS – http://www.scrachmarcs.com/

Crafted By – The Greatest Singapore Sling | S2E5



We visit the Raffles Hotel Singapore and learn about their two-years restoration and the refreshed recipe for the Singapore Sling, their iconic gin-based cocktail that still draws in the big crowds a century on from its creation by bartender Ngiam Tong Boon in 1915. 

We talk with local microdistillery Compendium about their amazing gins, Rojak Gin and Chendol Gin, which capture the flavours of Singapore in a bottle.

And we discuss artistry with one of Singapore’s most beloved entertainers, Hossan Leong and our theory of who is one of Singapore’s great unheralded artists!

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Raffles Hotel Singapore

Long Bar @ Raffles Hotel

Singapore Sling Wikipedia Page

Gin Wikipedia Page

Crafted By – The Three Waves of Coffee in Singapore | S2E4



The Rule of Three Exists in Everything: think of comedy, photography, showbusiness. It also applies in the world of coffee, which has experienced what is accepted as The Three Waves. In Singapore, the Three Rules come with a twist: Kopi. 

We talk with 5 artisanal coffee cafes – Nylon Coffee Roasters, PPP Coffee / Chye Seng Huat Hardware Coffee Bar, Two Degrees North Coffee Company / Populus Cafe, Mavrx Coffee Bar and Coffee Break at Amoy Street. We discuss the beans, the brew and the business of delivering coffee with a focus on traceability, farm, process, roasting, Instagram’s love for latte art, and why traditional Kopi is still so loved.

Grab a cup of Joe and go on w journey with us to experience the world of caffeine, Singapore-style!