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Unwrapped: Healthier SG – If it’s preventive healthcare, why start from age 60?

Healthier SG is said to be long overdue in overhauling the country’s healthcare structure, changing decades-long “sick care” system to one that promotes healthier lifestyle and improves the quality of life of those living in the country. The Health Ministry (MOH) has articulated key features of Healthier SG, which include family doctors delivering preventive care,…
22 Sep 2022 1 min read

Unwrapped: 377A repealed — we should have moved on and accepted one another already

Section 377A of the Penal Code has been repealed after having taken an arduous 15 years and several legal challenges to do so. And while the LGBTQ community celebrated, is this celebration a short-lived one as the government continues to “uphold and safeguard the institution of marriage”? There is no doubt that Singapore will continue…
31 Aug 2022 1 min read

Unwrapped: Understanding our judicial system

There is no doubt that the Singapore judicial system is said to be firm, just and fair; yet, according to reports in the media it seems to mete out different punishments to different people committing similar offences. In our weekly series Unwrapped, TheHomeGround Asia takes a closer look at major stories and happenings that impact…
24 Aug 2022 1 min read

Body found in canal, Geylang East Park cordoned off, Gurkhas and dogs deployed

(UPDATED at 3pm, 5 Aug 2022) A body, believed to be that of a man, was found in the canal near Geylang East Park this morning (5 Aug). Police were at the scene around 9 am and have cordoned off the whole park. There were multiple police cars, an SCDF fire engine and several plain-clothed…
5 Aug 2022 2 mins read

Catch Team Singapore para athletes Live at 11th ASEAN Para Games in Solo Indonesia

In just four days, Singapore and the whole of ASEAN will be able to watch their para athletes compete live at the 11th ASEAN Para Games in Solo Indonesia, from 30 July to 6 August 2022. And viewers can enjoy free coverage of the event, which has the slogan “Striving for Equality!”, on digital platform…
26 Jul 2022 3 mins read

Unwrapped: When surveillance cameras do nothing to manage bad behaviour

In our weekly series Unwrapped, TheHomeGround Asia takes a closer look at major stories and happenings that impact Singaporeans. This week we take a look at adult Singaporeans behaving badly in public Today’s monitoring technologies are increasingly inexpensive and staggeringly expansive. They run the gamut, from body-worn cameras and closed-circuit televisions (CCTVs) to in-vehicle cameras…
15 Jul 2022 1 min read

Unwrapped: Should we let our fate rest in the hands or keyboard of social media?

In our weekly series Unwrapped, TheHomeGround Asia takes a closer look at major stories and happenings that impact Singaporeans. It is no doubt that the Internet has become an integral part of our lives. With the Covid-19 pandemic and the restrictions imposed, many have turned to the virtual world for school, work and even socialising.…
7 Jul 2022 1 min read

Unwrapped: Will the Forward Singapore Roadmap actually engage Singaporeans?

In our weekly series Unwrapped, TheHomeGround Asia takes a closer look at major stories and happenings that impact Singaporeans. This week we explore the newly launched Forward Singapore initiative. Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong launched Forward Singapore this week as a roadmap for a society that benefits many, not just a few. The roadmap involves…
1 Jul 2022 1 min read
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