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Fashion models: Are magazines and runway shows going global or staying local?

Fashion models hailing from other lands are no longer allowed to work in Nigeria under the law. This is the country’s move to take back the narrative of representation in the country’s native population, protect them in the fashion industry, and develop its talent pool. Yet, without enacting a similar legislation, the demand for local…
4 Oct 2022 4 mins read

Social media firms, online platforms face $1m fine, blocked under new safety Bill

Social media platforms with significant reach or impact in Singapore is now within the reach of the long arm of the law. They can no longer post shocking and harmful content and get away with it. Once when the Online Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill becomes law, posting contents such as those advocating suicide or self-harm,…
4 Oct 2022 2 mins read

Private homeowners exempted from 15-month wait for resale HDB on case-by-case basis

Private homeowners looking to buy resale HDB flat because of needs and financial difficulties will be exempted from 15-month wait “on a case-by-case basis”, National Development Desmond Lee told Parliament on Tuesday (4 October). He also reiterated that those above the age of 55 looking to sell their private homes to move into four-room or…
4 Oct 2022 1 min read

Breast cancer awareness month 2022: Living beyond breast cancer

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in Singapore, with more than 2,000 diagnosed each year, and about 400 die from the disease. One in 13 women will get breast cancer in their lifetime and as of 2020, there were 2.26 million global cases of breast cancer, making it the most commonly diagnosed…
3 Oct 2022 6 mins read

Big Read Unwrapped: Passion for gold and getting into the psyche of a top athlete

Team Singapore’s passion for gold had its athletes lead a successful campaign in 2022. Sports administrators hailed the “bright future” ahead for Singapore sport after the showing by its athletes at the SEA Games in Hanoi, Vietnam; the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, Britain; and the ASEAN Para Games in Solo, Indonesia. At the SEA Games,…
2 Oct 2022 3 mins read

Ageing in place: Not everyone’s cup of tea, but a necessary pill to swallow

For seniors to be able to age in place comfortably, the key is an inclusive neighbourhood.  Yet, just 10 years ago Singaporeans were fighting against this. They were adamant in not having a nursing home, a rehabilitation centre, an eldercare centre and even studio apartments for the elderly in their backyard. In February 2012, residents…
29 Sep 2022 4 mins read

Housing the elderly in the community: The options to help them age in place

To help Singapore’s elderly population age in place, the Government is looking into various alternatives to provide adequate, affordable and comprehensive care for this rapidly rising demographic. Home is where the heart is According to the findings of the latest Sample Household Survey of 2018, more elderly residents of Housing Development Board (HDB) flats hope…
29 Sep 2022 5 mins read

Finding his type: Repairing and preserving old typewriters from his living room

There is nothing like the click-clacking sound of a manual typewriter. Then imagine having to load paper into a cartridge, turn the paper into position with a knob, set your desired margins, then clank away on metal keys, return the cartridge, and repeat the process — all for just a letter. No backspaces, no copying,…
29 Sep 2022 5 mins read

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