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Using your CDC vouchers for good

A national scheme which provides S$130 million in Community Development Councils (CDCs) vouchers to all Singaporean households was launched by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong

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Singapore’s political landscape: Changing for the better or for worse?

After 18 months of ups and downs since Singaporeans went to the polls on 10 July 2020, the country enters the Year of the Tiger in 2022, having managed the impacts of external pressures on its globalised economy, absorbed the effect of Covid-19 and navigated domestic political change.  When the country held its General Elections…
3 Feb 2022 5 mins read

Women in gaming: Leveling the playing field in the industry

By simply looking at both Syarah Mahmood, 32, and Mandy Wong, 25, you would not be able to tell that they are both pretty powerful in the gaming world. But both women are creators of different gaming worlds.  Since 2017, Ms Syarah has been working on developing action-adventure video game Assassin’s Creed – first as…
31 Jan 2022 5 mins read

What goes on in Singapore’s underbelly: Human Trafficking

She had to find work to support her family so her friends told her to work in Singapore as a babysitter or in a cafe. Instead, she was brought to Geylang as a sex worker.  An Indonesian, Lilis, not her real name, was only 14. Her story on Hagar Singapore’s website echoes many others, telling…
26 Jan 2022 5 mins read

Is Singapore ready to accept the LGBTQ+ community?

During a dialogue at the Institute of Policy Studies and S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies’ (IPS-RSIS) conference on identity held in November 2021, Finance Minister Lawrence Wong said the current age has given rise to “new tribalism”— where tribal lines or identity politics was not just drawn across racial lines, but across other markers…
11 Jan 2022 3 mins read

Using your CDC vouchers for good

A national scheme which provides S$130 million in Community Development Councils (CDCs) vouchers to all Singaporean households was launched by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in December 2020. It will see up to 1.3 million households in the island republic receiving S$100 each in digital credits. Currently, they are redeemable for purchases at hawker centres…
7 Jan 2022 3 mins read

In Conversation With: Historian and Curator of Hell’s Museum Eisen Teo

If there is one thing that unites humanity, it is our shared mortality. Everyone lives and dies eventually, no matter who he or she is or what he or she believes in. Yet there is that fascination among all about the afterlife. Many movies, across different genres and cultures, have had their depictions of Hell,…
6 Jan 2022 6 mins read

Unseen, unheard and unknown: Migrant workers in Singapore

She hails from Unisan Island, located in the southernmost part of Nueva Valencia, Guimaras in the Philippines and has been working as a foreign domestic helper in Singapore for the last four years.  Upon learning that her daughter has meningitis in August this year, she asked to be released from her contract so she could…
31 Dec 2021 6 mins read
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