Not too old for TikTok

Madam Wan Soon Moi is, you could say, an 89-year-young TikTok star. She is on TikTok every day as the leading “actress” of @grandmotherstories, managed

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Has Covid-19 changed the way we behave in public forever?

Before 2020, we would not hesitate to enter a busy pub and go for a dance party at Zouk. Fast forward three years and people become wary of crowds and will not hesitate to label the new year gathering at Clarke Quay as “illegal” and “irresponsible”. Hugs were also common among family and friends. But…
7 Mar 2022 4 mins read

Pet adoption: have rescuers become militant animal gatekeepers?

It used to be when you decided that you wanted an animal companion in your life, you just stroll down to the SPCA, fill out some paperwork, give an optional donation, and walk out the same day with the new pet of your choosing, ready to bond and share your space. Not any more –…
21 Feb 2022 6 mins read

Singapore’s “toothless” protectors: Are they effective in dealing with issues??

It was just last year when Labour MP Patrick Tay suggested that the Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP) be given “more teeth and bite” through expanded powers to investigate, enforce, and even mete out punishments on errant companies.  He believes that in doing so, it can help address the fairness and…
16 Feb 2022 6 mins read

Financial support for children with rare diseases: Is it enough?

There are over 7,000 rare diseases that impact over 300 million people globally and 28 February is designated Rare Disease Day to raise awareness. In Singapore, there are more than 2,000 rare diseases patients, many of whom are diagnosed from birth or as infants and their medical expenses can run into thousands of dollars each…
11 Feb 2022 5 mins read

Giving new lease of life to retired airplane parts – the upcycling initiative

Imagine the kimono cheongsam that you have on this Chinese New Year was once a life vest on board a Singapore Airlines plane. What about the furniture in the sitting room of your flat? They were perhaps once part of the airline’s business class seats, cabin windows and overhead compartments. Most people have probably heard…
8 Feb 2022 4 mins read

Not too old for TikTok

Madam Wan Soon Moi is, you could say, an 89-year-young TikTok star. She is on TikTok every day as the leading “actress” of @grandmotherstories, managed by her grandson Josiah Leong. But wait.  When one thinks of TikTok, videos of young kids doing funny dances, lip-synching, and horsing around come to mind. About a third of…
2 Feb 2022 4 mins read

Overemployment in Singapore: Can we hold down two full-time jobs working from home?

During this extraordinary period of the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies are having more employees work from home (WFH). While working from home has blurred the boundaries between work and personal time for some, it has also offered flexibility and more time for others to hack WFH by working two or more full-time jobs remotely.  For…
28 Dec 2021 6 mins read

The lockdown generation: Growing up in physical isolation

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced young people online as schools shift to home-based learning and classes are conducted over Zoom or Google Meets, isolating them from their friends and peers, taking away potential jobs and giving them little certainty of the future. Entertainment has been limited to just watching Netflix shows, video-calling their friends, or…
24 Dec 2021 5 mins read
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