The man with a soft spot for the disabled honoured

If you were to cut open Mr Tan Ju Seng’s heart, you would probably find a soft spot dedicated to the disabled of Singapore. After all, the man spent 12 years being the president of the Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC), the longest tenure any Singaporean held in that seat. “Whether a person has a…

Solving life’s problems by inventing own solutions

Necessity is the mother of invention. For these two mothers, it definitely is. There is nothing more frustrating when you cannot find a solution to relieve an itch or when you simply cannot find the right support clothing. So both Traslin Tan and Vanessa Hooi put their training and skills to work and came up with…

CrossFit: It’s okay to be a woman with muscles

Being stick thin or looking as emaciated used to be the ideal body image for girls and young women. Many tried their best to emulate runway models such as Kate Moss, Olga Shearer and even Victoria Beckham, often driving them to anorexia and even the brink of death. Today, the image of the ideal woman…

Unwrapped: Will the Forward Singapore Roadmap actually engage Singaporeans?

In our weekly series Unwrapped, TheHomeGround Asia takes a closer look at major stories and happenings that impact Singaporeans. Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong launched Forward Singapore this week as a roadmap for a society that benefits many, not just a few. The roadmap involves six key pillars: economy and jobs, education and lifelong learning,…


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