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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…
6 Jul 2022 3 mins read

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…
6 Jul 2022 6 mins read

Ang Mo Kio SERS 2022: Testing the waters for shorter leases?

It has been a question on everyone’s mind: Will my HDB flat be worth nothing one day? It was in April 2022 that residents living in Blocks 562 to 565 at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, comprising 606 units of mainly 3-room and 4-room flats, will have their properties sold back to the government at…
5 Jul 2022 4 mins read

Stronger Together, Singapore: It’s time to get behind our ASEAN Para Games athletes

As Singapore readies itself for its 57th National Day, with the floating platform bustling with rehearsals, roads around the Marina Bay areas are closed and the roar of fighter jets flying over the skies, 37 Singaporeans have been battling challenges — both physical and mental — on a daily basis prepare themselves to fly the…
3 Jul 2022 4 mins read

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…
1 Jul 2022 4 mins read

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,…
1 Jul 2022 1 min read

Malay representation, international audiences, and family: coming up in Getaway S2

Getaway is back for season two. Just days after airing the season finale, founder of LGBTQ+ publication Dear Straight People Sean Foo and his team are back at the drawing board and working on the script for the second instalment of the web series. Across the five episodes of season one, Getaway managed to rake…
30 Jun 2022 5 mins read

Former Olympian and maker of track stars M Harichandra dies

He represented Malaysia as a 800m runner at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne before coming to Singapore to work as a Prisons officer. But M Harichandra never left his love to run. He took a group of young athletes under his wing and turned them into track stars including Serjit Singh, whose 46-year-old long…
30 Jun 2022 2 mins read

Booming busking scene: Growing industry or just a one-off success?

It seemed like a concert last Saturday as busker Jeff Ng captivated the masses outside the Cathay. Fans numbered in the hundreds waved their light sticks and smart phones to the beat of his music and sang in unison to the Mandarin melodies that Mr Ng was belting.  The 32 year-old musician has been performing…
30 Jun 2022 4 mins read

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