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.
Special Report : Kodaikanal's Suicide Point Body Extractors
Tragic and sinister yet full of hope, here is the first full documented archive of the elusive body extractors of Kodaikanal's Suicide Point.
How Social Impact Tourism Empowers Lives
Interview with Christine Amour-Levar.
A woman we love, Angela May
Longform interview with model, TV host and chef Angela May.
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.
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.
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.
Snap Shots
Nikon travel writeup

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

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