17cm x 24cm
Published in Singapore, 2019
Mynah is an annual print magazine about Singapore, Singaporeans and Singaporean-ness. Through long-form stories, it critically and creatively examines the facets of Singapore that either don’t get enough time in the right spotlight or haven’t been discussed. This issue examines colonial aesthetics.
In this issue:
- A look at the origins of the Singapore Sling through three different recipes and how it became the bland tourist trap it is today
- Speculative vignettes of an alternative Singapore where British colonialism never happened
- An essay on the parallels of Samsui women and modern-day migrant workers, and what they tell us about labour, gender and race
- An exploration of translation in Singapore that examines 1950s Malayan multilingual films and installation art
- An analysis of Singlish and the linguistic face of settler colonialism
Readers will receive one cover option selected at random.