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Singapore LGBTQ+ community’s first BL web drama series debuts

“How can you be gay?” This question often rings true for many in the LGBTQ+ community when they come out to friends – parents in particular. And that is the exact question when Getaway, a five-episode web series opens with Singapore boy Sam coming out to his conservative father. This inaugural web drama,  produced by…
1 Jun 2022 5 mins read

Work continues to ensure smooth, timely delivery of 11th Asean Para Games

The 11th Asean Para Games is just over two months away and no effort is being spared to get Solo, Indonesia ready to ensure a smooth delivery on 30 July this year. But having been delayed a week from the original schedule of 23 July, the games now clash with the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games,…
24 May 2022 3 mins read

The ultimate 4D3N travel itinerary for your trip to Hong Kong

Day One  Check in: There are plenty of high-end hotels to stay at in Hong Kong, so why not try a boutique gem unique to the city for a pleasant surprise? A charming mix of old-meets-new Hong Kong culture, The Fleming is an ambient maritime-inspired hotel in the heart of Wan Chai. But if you’re…
26 Apr 2022 3 mins read

Theatre doyen T Sasitharan becomes HUAAS 3rd Fellow

Singaporean theatre educator and the co-founder and director of Intercultural Theatre Institute (ITI) has been awarded the third Fellow Award 2022 by the Harvard University Association of Alumni in Singapore (HUAAS). The award recognises a person whose achievements, conduct and career stand as a beacon to all Harvard alumni, reflecting the best values of Harvard…
2 Mar 2022 2 mins read

In Conversation With: Simarna Singh, UN Youth Ambassador and Founder of Coco Veda

Ms Simarna Singh was only 18 in 2017 when she became a United Nations (UN) Youth Ambassador. Despite being a Singaporean, she represented the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at global sustainability conferences such as the 25th Conference of Parties (COP 25) and then moved on to work as a sustainability consultant, as well as keynote…
24 Feb 2022 6 mins read

The eco-tourist’s guide to travel in Singapore

Travel is finally regaining traction two years into the pandemic, with Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTLs) withstanding in the face of the latest coronavirus outbreaks. Countries like Sweden have even declared the pandemic over, while others no longer mandate mask-wearing or Antigen Rapid Testing (ART).  While the Covid-19 pandemic brought travel almost to a standstill in…
17 Feb 2022 4 mins read

It’s time for workplaces to be more period-friendly

Why is there a foosball table in the recreational room and beer in the pantry but no machine dispensing free tampons or pads in the women’s toilet at many workplaces? It is no wonder that a recent study in Singapore found more than half of the women surveyed are compelled to lie to bosses when…
14 Feb 2022 4 mins read

Sand and the land: Rethinking reclamation in land-scarce Singapore

Have you ever stood atop a piece of land and wondered what it looked like just decades ago? Or what had to happen for it to evolve into the space you knew and loved in that moment?  At a playground on a hill in Dhoby Ghaut at seven years old, Ms Madhumitha Ardhanari came to…
29 Jan 2022 5 mins read

What goes on in Singapore’s underbelly: Human Trafficking

She had to find work to support her family so her friends told her to work in Singapore as a babysitter or in a cafe. Instead, she was brought to Geylang as a sex worker.  An Indonesian, Lilis, not her real name, was only 14. Her story on Hagar Singapore’s website echoes many others, telling…
26 Jan 2022 5 mins read

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