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

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

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

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

In Conversation With: Harold Koh, CEO and founder of Nextevo

From working with cars in the Philippines to overseeing pineapple farms in Indonesia, 58-year-old Harold Koh now finds himself coming full circle. He is back in his hometown Singapore, building his fabric manufacturing company that is centred around one key word – sustainability. Today, Mr Koh is the CEO and founder of Nextevo, a fabric…
27 Jun 2022 6 mins read

Play that funky music … again

Who doesn’t love a great comeback story?  After all, Rocky Balboa stepped out of retirement for a bout with Mason “The Line” Dixon. Liverpool FC clinched the 04/05 Champions League in Istanbul against AC Milan in penalties. And then there is Kim Kardashian. 2022 is the year of the comebacks.  For Singapore, it is the…
25 Jun 2022 4 mins read

Does it really matter which politician was first at Pink Dot SG?

It was on 18 June that Pink Dot SG returned to Hong Lim Park for edition number 14.  Thousands of supporters and activists thronged the landmark LGBTQ+ rally excitedly after a two-year hiatus from physical gatherings due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Even spotted at the event were Members of Parliament Henry Kwek and Jamus Lim,…
24 Jun 2022 4 mins read

Looking at a new lease of life for Cathay Building: Will it come full circle?

Cathay Building, the art-deco building by architect Frank W Brewer, has been sitting on the slopes of Mt Sophia along Handy Road since 1939. It had witnessed many events, used by both the British and Japanese during World War II and the place of first dates at the cinema for many.  For many generations of…
21 Jun 2022 3 mins read
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