Prabhu Silvam


I am a Singapore-based journalist and poet whose works have featured across Forbes, Esquire, The New Paper, Sports + Travel Asia, The Peak, and Singapore Architect Magazine.
Born and bred a Singaporean, I see writing and documenting the human condition as a necessary means of expression – the art form of telling and re-telling a story.
Most recently, my works were published in Epigram Books’ Singaporean Short Stories Volume One and local literary journal Ceriph.
I am the co-author of Riot Recollections, a photo-essay book documenting the 2013 Singapore Little India Riot.

Drop me a line at [email protected]


Riot Recollections
A collection of portraits and short stories of individuals who witnessed the 2013 Singapore Little India Riot. Written by Prabhu Silvam & Zakaria Zainal.
Finding hope on the edge of life
A photoessay documenting the state of terminal illness in Singapore. Front page cover story for The New Paper, 29th May 2016.
Special Report : Kodaikanal's Suicide Point Body Extractors
Tragic and sinister yet full of hope, this is the first documented archive of the elusive body extractors of Kodaikanal's Suicide Point.
The State Of The Singaporean Man
50 Individuals: Artists, musicians, dreamers and revolutionaries - each, a story of nostalgia, hope, anguish & love. A tribute to The Singaporean Man.
Call Of Duty
Cover story for Esquire Magazine Singapore Winner - Best Special Edition Feature Media Publisher's Association Singapore 2015.
Liberal Asian Artists
A degustation of liberal Asian artists serving their own brand of beautiful justice that you'd appreciate in the gallery of your heart.
A woman we love, Lim Peifen
Longform interview feature with radio veteran Lim Peifen.
How Social Impact Tourism Empowers Lives
Interview with Christine Amour-Levar.
A woman we love, Angela May
Longform interview feature with model, TV host and chef Angela May.
Snap Shots
Nikon travel writeup
Distinctly Dubai: This stunning city makes for a memorable family holiday -
From ski parks to sand dunes, Dubai has something for everyone in the family. The cityscape of Dubai enthrals with a mesmerizing fluidity-a state that is embedded in perpetual...
The best places to eat and drink in Dubai
Dubai's Emirati food is an epicurean adventure waiting to be discovered. Dec 1, 2016 If the measure of a city can be found in the diversity of its food, then Dubai must surely...
Dubai: Palette of the Middle East - Dubai's arts & culture
Where the world's glitziest galleries coexist with gritty street art. Dec 15, 2016 Bold, thought-provoking, yet quintessentially Middle Eastern, the arts and culture scene in...
Short trip to Dubai in just 3 days? Yes it's possible - How to maximise it
Less than eight hours away from Singapore by plane and bustling with myriad of things to do from dawn till dusk, the city of Dubai is perfect for a short weekend getaway. With...
9 ways to enjoy adrenaline-fuelled action in Dubai
Jan 12, 2017 Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro, dune bashing on a dirt bike across Dubai's picturesque desert terrain is an experience that will leave you breathless....
4 things Tiger Beer is doing to celebrate hawker food
Following a successful run in April, Tiger Beer is bringing back their street food movement in August to celebrate Singapore's street food culture. Through a series of hawker...

Architecture & Design

The Great Garden Escape
House at Crowhurst Drive
Within and Without - Monoform Living
House at Novena
Idealism Of Thought
The Refinery, 115 King George's Ave
Types: After Becher
Singapore International Photography Festival 2014
Urban Acupuncture
The Deck, 120A Prinsep Street
Reels Of Gold
Along The Golden Mile Photo Exhibition
Shaw Centre: An Icon Revisted
A 70-year old landmark, in a different light
A Lamp In Little India
Indian Heritage Centre, 5 Campbell Lane
All Along The Watchtower
House at Lorong N Telok Kurau
Art Of Resolution
Interview with Architect Tan Kok Hiang


The Persistance Of Time
We measure time according to the movement of countless suns; and they measure time by little machines in their little pockets
The Times They Are A-Changin'
Documenting vanishing trades in Singapore

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