It has been 10 years since we lived and worked here.
We have raced the rats, took possession of a number of Cs (of 5Cs), left the island and travelled far and wide. We thought there was nothing else to know of little red dot.
Until Jalan Besar knocked on our doors, again.
Of coffees to craft beers, this is what most visitors visit here for. How many times have we noticed 'him', 'them' or offered our hands to the cardboard aunty at the corner?
There are real communities here - some struggling, most are fighting on - who has no stake among these rapid developments.
On this walk, we tread into communal spaces to meet its residents of the night, to take a break from the trendy joints, to glean (a little) into lives infused in between grey lines.
We walked away feeling we could do more for our own neighbourhoods, and we would like to share what those might be with you.