Divergent District

Divergent District

INTO THE EXCEPTION

Judgements and criticisms linger in our surroundings. There is a constant fear of not being accepted by society, being brushed off by peers or standing out like a sore thumb.

I can identify. Personally, I find that it hinders us from venturing out and expressing who we really are as we plunge into a whirl of uneasiness.

Through this issue, which we’ve aptly named: “Divergent District”, we are aspiring to encourage people out there to cast your fears aside. We aim to spread awareness regarding the underlying meaning behind deviating from the standard.

Be dazzled when we get up close with one of the designers from MASH-UP, Nathanael Ng. This local fashion label infuses zest and laughter into their designs.

You’ll be astonished at the facts and revelations we’ve sourced out – from the animals you did not even know exist, to unusual festivals people celebrate internationally.

Embark on a journey with us to meet people with unexpected careers, hobbies and interests. Their stories will compel you in a way like no other. Collecting taxidermy mounts in Singapore? Checked. A My Little Pony male enthusiast? Checked.

Unravel discoveries that are perpetually arising all over the globe where we enlighten you with theories behind ‘”The Fathomless Enigmas” of local and international mystery cases as well as to cultivate your understanding of the 10 Courts of Hell at Haw Par Villa.

We are often repulsed at the dead skin our bodies develop. However, Singaporean multi-disciplinary artist, Ezzam Rahman, shows you another way to appreciate them. Prepare yourself for this jaw-dropping sight of his art works enwreathing around the crafting of the dead skin found on his feet.

With society’s standards and expectations enclosing us in a cage, release your worries and dive with us into the world where unpredictability is a norm. The CATCH editorial team shines light on how you can truly be yourself and embrace all that is unusual in “Divergent District”.

Vanessa Ho

Editor-In-Chief

 

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