Online Chinese New Year Bazaars Continues Despite Weaker Demand

A bustling Chinatown is a familiar sight during every Chinese New Year. Packed with vendors selling festive goods – and teeming with shoppers – the place is well-loved by many for its vibrant atmosphere. While this year’s opening ceremony and light-up at Chinatown proceeded as per usual, the experience is vastly different due to the…
3 Feb 2021 3 mins read

KFC Zero Chicken Burger: The Rise of Flexitarianism Trend

The finger lickin’ good company launched a new burger on 13 January which got the online community abuzzed. Known as the Zero Chicken Burger, it consists of a meat-free patty made from mycoprotein, which is coated in KFC’s Original Recipe marinade. Layered with fresh lettuce, sliced cheddar cheese, and dollops of barbecue and mayonnaise sauce,…
16 Jan 2021 3 mins read

Clementi Forest: No Immediate Need to be Developed for Housing Purposes

Known to the world as a Garden City, Singapore prides itself as a country which strives to preserve nature within its urbanised society. With limited land space, the country struggles between gazetting designated areas for nature versus forgoing large plots of greeneries for urban development. This long-time struggle recently surfaced again with Clementi Forest. Known…
8 Jan 2021 2 mins read

What’s Going On at Mandarin Orchard: COVID-19 Tests and Precautionary Measures

Fill Me In The holidays were cut short for those who booked their staycations at Mandarin Orchard last week, when they were told to check out of the hotel. On 19 December, 13 people who had previously served their stay-home notices (SHN) at the hotel were reported to have contracted COVID-19. As a precautionary measure,…
26 Dec 2020 2 mins read

Busting Covid-19 Vaccine Myths

Fill Me In Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s 14 December address to the nation included news of Singapore entering Phase 3 on 28 December. Aside from that, PM Lee also updated Singaporeans on the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine. The first COVID-19 vaccine shipment will arrive on local shores by end December, and Singapore will…
17 Dec 2020 3 mins read

Providing Affordable Housing for Everyone Regardless of Location

Fill Me In As part of Singapore’s housing development plans, prime locations such as the Greater Southern Waterfront (GSW) will see a range of housing types being constructed in the upcoming years. Some of the housing types include two-room flats for seniors and rental housing for low-income families. Extending from Pasir Panjang to Marina East,…
3 Dec 2020 3 mins read

Bridging The Gap Between the Government and People – The Role of CDCs

In his speech during the Central Singapore CDC’s (Community Development Council) 10th Appointment Ceremony on 24 November, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong mentioned that the CDCs are the “crucial bridge” between the government and Singapore residents. The ceremony which was held virtually saw 62 district councillors appointed for the 10th council term. PM Lee added…
28 Nov 2020 3 mins read

What You Shouldn’t Say to Survivors of Sexual Assault

Fill Me In When Tarana Burke started the Me Too movement in 2006 to support sexual violence survivors, little did she know it will become viral more than a decade later. In 2017, when American film producer, Harvey Weinstein, faced a series of sexual assault allegations against him, many celebrities came forward to share their…
15 Nov 2020 3 mins read
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