Prabhu Silvam


I am a Singapore-based writer and poet whose works have featured across the region in
Esquire Magazine, Sports + Travel Magazine, POSKOD, The New Paper 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.

For coffee, collaborations (or if you simply want to say "Hi!") 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
Call Of Duty
Cover story for Esquire Magazine Singapore Winner - Best Special Edition Feature Media Publisher's Association Singapore 2015
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
Snap Shots
Nikon travel writeup
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
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 2015.

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
Riot In Retrospect
An editorial on the 2013 Singapore Little India Riot
Blowing in the Wind
A Picture of Petain Road


Day In Darjeeling
Darjeeling, India
Gorillas In The Mist
Virunga National Park, Rwanda

Branded Content

5 delicious ways to enjoy craft gin if you're a newbie
The White Rabbit, Singapore
Hip things to eat, drink and see in Penang's Georgetown
Park Royal, Singapore
The best-kept secrets of Singapore's Orchard Road
Pan Pacific, Singapore
How to do winter in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Tourism Board

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