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SIA extends sponsorship of S’pore Grand Prix, stays true to F1’s net-zero target

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has not only extended its sponsorship deal with Formula 1’s (F1) Singapore Grand Prix, it is also staying true to its partner F1’s commitment to be net-zero carbon by 2030 as part of its wider sustainability strategy. “Last year, we marked a major milestone in our sustainability journey when we announced our…
26 Sep 2022 3 mins read

Hypothyroidism caused by Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is more common than you think

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis causes hypothyroidism and may sound ominous . But medical experts say the condition is actually not. That is, if it is treated and its management complied with. Named after Dr Haruku Hashimoto, it is an autoimmune disorder causing chronic inflammation of the thyroid gland.  Hashimoto thyroiditis affects 5 in 100 people in the…
25 Sep 2022 4 mins read

Unwrapped: Healthier SG – If it’s preventive healthcare, why start from age 60?

Healthier SG is said to be long overdue in overhauling the country’s healthcare structure, changing decades-long “sick care” system to one that promotes healthier lifestyle and improves the quality of life of those living in the country. The Health Ministry (MOH) has articulated key features of Healthier SG, which include family doctors delivering preventive care,…
22 Sep 2022 1 min read

The Chair, 2004 Singapore play staged in Cambridge, slated for Edinburgh Fringe

The Chair, a Singapore play written in 2004 by local poet and playwright Desmond Sim, may be making its debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2023. This, after it played to sold out houses at Cambridge University and to rave reviews. The Tab, a site covering youth culture and student culture, and run by…
22 Sep 2022 5 mins read

More than 1 in 2 experienced discrimination at work, AWARE-Milieu survey finds

When it comes to workplace discrimination, more than 1 in 2 workers (55 per cent) in Singapore face prejudice, inequality and unfairness in their jobs, a new survey by gender equality group AWARE and consumer research company Milieu Insight found. The survey in August this year polled 1,000 respondents, who mirrored the national representative by…
21 Sep 2022 3 mins read

In Conversation With: Adele Lau, founder of animal-assisted interactions SG

Ms Adele Lau recounts how, as a teenager, the presence of animals helped her feel less anxious in social settings. “As I grew into my teenage years, I realised that I was an introvert, and I found it uncomfortable to make small talk with unfamiliar people, but being in the presence of dogs has always…
20 Sep 2022 7 mins read

World Cleanup Day 2022: Working hand-in-hand to clear marine litter

One hundred and eighty kilograms or the weight of three average Singaporeans — that was how much marine litter was picked up by volunteers at Yishun Dam on the World Cleanup Day, 17 Sep. The aim of the cleanup on Saturday, organised by educational consultant Green Nudge and UNIQLO Singapore, was to promote sustainability. About…
19 Sep 2022 3 mins read

Orange & Teal: A man’s search for meaning

Opening a cafe at the height of a pandemic might go against the instincts of any aspiring business owner, and reasonably so. But in the story Dr Chee Soon Juan and Orange & Teal, it was a case of now or never. “I started right smack in the middle of Covid, thinking that it might…
14 Sep 2022 4 mins read

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