Quite aptly, this inaugural issue of Encounters is all about beginnings: beginning to imagine, to live, to travel, and beginning to re-begin. Through interviews with Uyii and Casual Poet Culture’s Rebecca Toh, and from musings and photo essays about travel to even notes on sartorial firsts, Encounters explores the dreams and ambitions behind these people who decided to start something different. While the writing is still a little raw and has yet a distinctive style/voice, we’re quite heartened to have found a good local read whose ideals resonate with our own and are looking forward to see what the next issue brings.
Encounters is published by Original Studio, the same people behind the off-the-beaten-track travel guide to Singapore alter:sg. The magazine is bilingual (English and Mandarin) and comes out every quarter. While the magazine doesn’t seem to be available online as of now, we’re sure that’s gonna change soon enough. In the meantime, try independent book shops and keep a look out at design/art bazaars. The S$20.00 price tag is a little on the high side, but let’s give this promising magazine a good start.