Stories of widow(ers) finding love after loss

19 years on, Jessica Ho still gets emotional when describing the circumstances of her late husband’s death. “[Then], I worked during the day, and taught at night as a tutor. Most of the time, [my late husband] would pick up the children at night, and take dinner from my mum’s house,” she describes. “That day,…
30 Aug 2021 5 mins read

National Day: Life on the fringes of Singapore

At first glance, Alexander Teh, Shamini Nedumaran, and Hilmi Shukur have nothing in common with one another. But they do share a common experience: Living in Singapore as a minority. It is an experience oftentimes disheartening, according to the trio, who can all recall multiple instances where they fell victim to prejudice and discrimination.  “You…
19 Aug 2021 5 mins read

Kafe Kakis: Do-it-yourself high tea with local fare

Boujee it up at home, as TheHomeGround Asia brings you a do-it-yourself high tea set for this month’s Kafe Kakis, with a twist! Paying tribute to our local hawkers, we visit three different food centres around Singapore to uncover local delicacies and novel snacks not traditionally found in our hawker centres. With one more week…
16 Jun 2021 5 mins read

Kafe Kakis: Your guide to the East

Eastsiders, we are coming for you! May’s edition of Kafe Kakis features three delightful places to drop in for an unforgettable bite – whether it is at a floral wonderland with your pampered pooch, or a dreamy space that takes you right to the wonders of Morocco, check out our recommendations for your (socially distanced)…
14 May 2021 5 mins read

Earth Day diaries: Futile venture or step in right direction?

The world comes together to observe Earth Day today (22 April). What started as a national initiative in the United States to call for legislation to protect the Earth has now expanded into a global movement for transformational change, involving every echelon of society from the individual to non-governmental organisations.  This Earth Day, TheHomeGround Asia…
22 Apr 2021 9 mins read

Kafe Kakis: Doing good with food this April

This April, do some good with your food choices as we check out three cafés making a difference in Singapore. With inclusive hiring practices, a heart for the vulnerable and underprivileged, and most importantly, sumptuous offerings, these diners are must-adds to your April food jaunts! 1. The Social Space (Kreta Ayer) As a part of…
15 Apr 2021 5 mins read

In Defense of Anime: Not Just for Otakus and Weeaboos

Since the early-2010s, the popularity of anime has spiked internationally. In 2013, the overseas market was valued at approximately S$34 million (US$25.3 million). In 2018, that number jumped multifold, to over S$120 million. What led to the explosive growth, and just what is so special about these Japanese cartoons? TheHomeGround speaks with a number of…
19 Mar 2021 4 mins read
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