The A List’s top 10 articles in 2021
As we enter a new year, let’s rewind to our most-read articles from 2021. Here are our top 10.
- Passing on the art of Peranakan beaded slippers
The A List dropped into Straits Clan to try Peranakan beading with expert, Angeline Kong. Beading is not exactly a mainstream activity, our readers loved the piece.
- Marrying food and art in a comic book
One of Singapore’s favourite traditional sweet snacks, putu piring, is also the name of a comic book about a man’s discovery of the reassuring connection between food and memories. (Photo: Shuxian Lee)
- 5 arts and culture events to enjoy this March holidays
Articles suggesting creative ways to keep the young ones busy in the school holidays are always popular. One of the best ideas was a home camping experience guided by performers from homegrown theatre company, The Theatre Practice. (Photo: The Theatre Practice)
- 5 reasons to try drypoint printing
The A List went along to STPI Creative Workshop & Gallery to try drypoint printing: a printmaking technique based around marks created on the surface of a copper plate with a hard-pointed needle. (Photo: The A List)
- This musical on the Chinese zodiac will have you in stitches
In February, The A List highlighted The Amazing Celestial Race, a Chinese New Year pantomime based on the Chinese zodiac and the animals associated with it. Featuring original songs and puppetry, this light-hearted hit was staged by Wild Rice theatre company. (Photo: Wild Rice)
- Singapore through the eyes of Gen Z
A photo exhibition featuring works by aspiring Gen Z photographers (aged 15-23) piqued the interest of our readers. The Shooting Home Youth Awards Class of 2020 Exhibition was organised by the Objectifs centre for photography and film, who assigned established professionals to mentor the talented young snappers. (Photo: Dan N. Tran)
- Step back in time to the music
In September we gave you a heads-up on Oldies but Goodies, a live concert put on as part of the National Arts Council’s Silver Arts 2021 programme. The sell-out show starred the Stephen Francis Band, Henry Heng, Yati, and Irene Yap, who took the audience down musical memory lane. (Photo: The A List)
- 5 must-sees at Arts in Your Neighbourhood: Pasir Ris
Our March 2021 piece on Arts in Your Neighbourhood, the biannual National Arts Council initiative to take art to the heartlands, garnered plenty of interest. (Photo: National Arts Council)
- 4 new must-sees at National Gallery Singapore
The installation of four works at National Gallery Singapore by renowned British sculptor Anthony Gormley caused quite a stir. One of the pieces (pictured) was a life-sized cast of Gormley’s own body (but weighing nearly eight times as much as the average human) faceplanted into the floor. (Photo: The A List)
- How art helped a student overcome mental health issues
The power of art as an innovative therapy for people suffering from mental health issues was a recurring theme in 2021. This particular story, about medical student Gillian Peck, got plenty of clicks. (Photo: Gillian Peck)
Thanks for being part of our 2021 story. You can count on us to deliver more fresh content in 2022. Check out and follow The A List on YouTube, Instagram and Facebook to make sure you don’t miss a thing.