re·claim (verb): to claim the return or restoration of, as a right, possession.

a journalism project about space in Singapore

We are wrapping up!

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We are in our final lap to the completion of the project and come March 24, 2009, we will be unveiling it at http://reclaimland.sg, so check it out nearer the date! Also, bits of the project may end up somewhere else, but we are crossing our fingers on that one.

Finally, thought I leave you what local think-tank, Institute of Policy Studies, chief thinks how space affects Singaporeans.

“Every developed city in the world has self-centered people… Here in Singapore this self-centredness has become more acute because we are living in a very small space. There is this feeling that if I don’t get things my way, I am not going to be as successful and as important.”

Mr Ong Keng Yong
The Straits Times, Feb 11, 2009

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Written by Justin Zhuang

February 13, 2009 at 11:28 am

Lighting up the sky

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A long exposure reveals the colourful streaks made by remote controlled kites above a field near Clarke Quay. Members of Go Fly Kite (GFK), or otherwise known as “The Night Flyers” began playing on the field due to proximity reasons – the only shop that supplies the kites and accessories is located in Riverside Point.

Written by Sam Kang Li

January 20, 2009 at 2:56 am

Posted in Economic, People, Play, Visuals

Step Up 2

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Line dancing hobbyists gather at the concourse of UE Square along River Valley Road every Saturday to indulge in their favourite recreation. They dance from 6:00pm till 10:00pm, taking breaks whenever they like, while the music continues playing for four straight hours. Philip, coordinator for the weekly sessions, says the smooth marbled surface provides a suitable dance floor for line dancers.

Written by Sam Kang Li

January 19, 2009 at 10:23 pm

Posted in Community, People, Play, Visuals

Fair weather sports

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Church-goers enjoy a game of Sunday football outside St. Andrew’s Cathedral. They play every week from 4-7 p.m. in an open field bordered by the city’s busy traffic.

Written by Sam Kang Li

January 9, 2009 at 1:11 pm

Posted in Community, People, Play, Visuals

Sepak Tak-roar

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At an open field near Kallang Stadium, construction workers take a break from work to play Sepak Takraw. The temporary court is made from plastic poles and tapes.

Written by Sam Kang Li

January 9, 2009 at 1:09 pm

Notice-able

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Guerilla advertisers paste notices over a notice board along a walkway at Jurong East MRT station. Most of the notices were for rental opportunities targetting foreign workers.

Written by Sam Kang Li

January 8, 2009 at 2:24 am

Posted in Economic, People, Visuals

Step up to the groove

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Written by Sam Kang Li

January 4, 2009 at 2:35 pm

Posted in Community, People, Play, Visuals