Kubo Loh Hidenobu

Writer-Journalist-Public Communications

Singapore

I explore the interesting, quirky and delicious parts of Singapore. I am also a qualified pilot and hope to make a round-the-world trip in a small airplane someday.

Portfolio

Food

ConnexionSG
11/25/2021
Food for Thought: Nasi Ulam

I featured Nasi Ulam, a dish normally home-cooked on special occasions. Article, photos and graphics by me.

ConnexionSG
09/11/2021
Food for Thought: Min Jiang Kueh

I traced the roots of a local breakfast delicacy, Min Jiang Kueh. The delicious and convenient pancake enjoyed by Singaporeans is a result of cultural adaptation and openness over the years.

ConnexionSG
06/26/2021
Food for Thought: Putu Mayam

The article focuses on a breakfast dish, Putu Mayam and reveals its origins. This article did well, reaching over 60,000 Facebook users.

Places

ConnexionSG
10/26/2021
#HEREitage: Golden Mile Complex

A short article in quick response to the Golden Mile Complex being gazetted as a conserved building in October 2021.

ConnexionSG
10/04/2021
Singapore's Hollywood

Several streets around the Siglap estate reveal the part it played in Singapore's art and culture scene. I wrote the article and also designed the accompanying graphics.

ConnexionSG
07/15/2021
Out of Place: Physical Markers of the Past

Exploring the origins of streets with names that seem geographically displaced. This article was part of the Streets of Singapore series I conceptualised and produced.

ConnexionSG
05/14/2021
The Origami Church

The Church of the Blessed Sacrament: Queenstown's church with the “origami” roof is an architectural gem that also shines with neighbourly goodwill. This article did well and garnered over 1,000 likes on Facebook.

ConnexionSG
08/06/2021
Breaking New Ground

An article highlighting Singapore's cutting-edge and... groundbreaking Underground Ammunition Facility project.

ConnexionSG
08/16/2021
The Katong Turtle

The story behind the Katong area and its part in revitalising our biodiversity. Article and infographics by me. This article was part of the Streets of Singapore series I conceptualised and produced.

ConnexionSG
05/27/2021
"Female" Streets of Singapore

It turns out there are only 41 streets named after women in Singapore. The article highlights some of the early female pioneers that many of these streets took after. This article was part of the Streets of Singapore series I conceptualised and produced.

History & Heritage

ConnexionSG
10/12/2021
The Spyros Disaster

Singapore's worst industrial accident, the Spyros Incident remains a painful reminder for us to always look out for one another and consider what could go wrong if we took safety for granted.

Profile

NTU Connexscions
Homecoming Queens

I spoke to faculty and staff members who chose to return to their alma mater, the Nanyang Technological University Wee Kim Wee School of Communications.

Current Affairs

ConnexionSG
11/13/2021
Challenge Accepted: Monsoons

An article on how the city-state of Singapore overcomes the challenges of high rainfall during the monsoon season.

ConnexionSG
11/01/2021
Five Power Defence Arrangement's 50th Anniversary

I collaborated with officers from the Ministry of Defence's policy departments on this post to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the world's second-oldest military partnership.

ConnexionSG
03/28/2021
Suez Canal Blockage

This was a reactive post on Facebook in response to the Suez Canal Blockage. It provided quick facts on the incident and shed light on its impact.

Op-Ed

ConnexionSG
08/07/2021
Tokyo Olympics 2020

We may not be champion swimmers or sharpshooters but we all face competition in one way or another. Our athletes show us that we need resilience, dedication, and determination to keep bouncing back in our personal Olympics: the journey of life.

Politics

Communications Products

Filmmaking