The Stalwart of Shashlik – Uncle Foo Sek Chuan

Shashlik, a restaurant with Russo-Hainanese heritage, holds a special place in the hearts of many Singaporeans. A hidden gem in Orchard Road, it has been delighting generations of customers with Russian and European inspired cuisine, prepared by its Hainanese chefs. Tracing its roots from the legendary Troika Restaurant, which operated from 1963 to 1986, Shashlik…
4 Apr 2022 3 mins read

In Conversation With: Malcolm Ong, founder of The Fish Farmer

While venturing into the world of aquaculture might seem like taking a leap of faith into the unknown to most people, it was a homecoming for Mr Malcolm Ong. Having grown up just two minutes away from the beach, it is no wonder Mr Ong, 58, has such a deep love for the open sea.…
24 Mar 2022 5 mins read

Government survey on LGBTQ+ community unavailable after only a day

With the best of intentions, the Government Feedback Unit REACH launched an online survey on Tuesday, 22 March, to get views on the recent 377A ruling by the Court of Appeal,  as well as on the quality of life of LGBTQ+ people in Singapore. Yet, within 24 hours, the site became inaccessible, leaving many to…
23 Mar 2022 3 mins read

Removing mid-year exams: Boon or bane?

Parents are constantly concerned about the Singapore education system putting undue stress on their children. So, anyone would think that on March 7, when the Minister for Education Chan Chun Seng announced that all primary and secondary schools will do away with the mid-year examinations by 2023, they would rejoice. While some did, others became…
21 Mar 2022 6 mins read

World Down Syndrome Day continues to RockYourSocks in Singapore

The 21st day of March. This day was picked by the United Nations General Assembly in December 2011 to mark World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD). The date was especially selected because of its symbolism to the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome (DS) and aims to raise awareness and exemplify the…
18 Mar 2022 4 mins read

Working during school break

According to American poet, novelist, and short story writer Paul Lawrence Dunbar, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All play and no work makes Jack a mere toy.” But for some young Singaporeans, it is all work and no play, not even during school breaks. While some students and their families…
11 Mar 2022 3 mins read

Dare to Dream: Nicholas Leong, founder of Kenyan Riders

It all started with a spiteful splinter in his foot.  The year was 2006 and the former commercial photographer Nicholas Leong’s mind wandered as he was holed up in his room. That was when he pondered whether long distance runners make good cyclists.  On the evening after the Singapore Marathon, he walked up to a…
10 Mar 2022 5 mins read

Majority still believes death penalty deters the more serious crimes

The case: Convicted Malaysian drug dealer Nagaenthran K Dharmalingam had attempted to bring about 43 grams of heroin into Singapore in April 2009. The verdict: He was scheduled to be hanged in November last year.  This decision sparked criticism due to concerns he has intellectual disabilities.  Between 1991 and 2019, more than 450 prisoners have been…
4 Mar 2022 4 mins read
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