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Growing up with a special needs siblingHaving a sibling with special needs is a reality some children are born into and the parents’ attention is often occupied by the children with…
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Gag orders in Singapore: Whose identities are being protected?

The man committed the sex act on his victims in 2005 and 2007. The boys were aged between 14 and 15 at the time of the offences.  But it was only last year that his offences were reported when he returned to Singapore to renew his missionary visa in March. The victims are now adults…
15 Jun 2022 5 mins read

Crew Eats: The crew at Canchita share their go-to places for a bite

If you have been to Peru, you would know that canchita is a type of corn, typically eaten as a snack in and around the region. And at Canchita Peruvian Cuisine,  it is everything you would expect from a convivial Peruvian restaurant. Following the closure of the nine-year-old Spanish restaurant Ola Cocina, chef-owners Daniel Chavez…
28 Mar 2022 4 mins read

What’s up with Tesla cars in Singapore?

The Tesla Model 3 may cost far more in Singapore than in the United States, but its take-up rate seems faster here than in the US. Tesla’s most basic model costs nearly S$200,000 in Singapore, largely due to the Certificate of Entitlement (COE), compared to the less than US$40,000 (S$53,750) in the US. Yet there…
27 Jan 2022 4 mins read

Growing up with a special needs sibling

Having a sibling with special needs is a reality some children are born into and the parents’ attention is often occupied by the children with impairment. It is the needs of these “normal” kids that often get neglected and have their stories untold. Additionally, an often overlooked consideration is that these siblings would inherit the…
16 Sep 2021 5 mins read

Into the lives of fathers in the gig economy

With Father’s Day fast approaching (20 June), TheHomeGround Asia sits down with three fathers working in the gig economy in Singapore to understand the life of being your own boss and how it has helped, or challenged, their fatherhood journey.  Working in the gig economy can be an appealing prospect, with temptations of flexible hours,…
18 Jun 2021 5 mins read

On The Pitch: ONE Championship Lightweight MMA Fighter Amir Khan

Fill Me In In this edition of On The Pitch, TheHomeGround Asia had the opportunity to have a Zoom interview with professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Amir Khan, about his thoughts before his fight with fellow lightweight contender Park Dae Sung, as well as about the future of MMA in Singapore. Amir, 26, was…
23 Dec 2020 4 mins read

THG Shares: The Toy They Wanted the Most as a Child

Do you remember getting the Toys “R” Us toy catalogue growing up, and circling the toys you wanted for Christmas? The THG crew does! This time round, they share the toy they wanted the most as a child, and how that has changed now that they have all grown up.
22 Dec 2020 1 min read

2020: The Year Mental Health Was No Longer Taboo

Mental Health. A topic that was once not really discussed, but was pushed to the forefront after the country went into lockdown at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The impact of the pandemic and lockdown on the mental well-being of people is real. Throughout the circuit breaker, mental health practitioners reported that there was…
19 Dec 2020 3 mins read

A Corona Christmas: How Foreigners in Singapore Are Spending Their Holidays

The festive season is typically a time for us to gather with our loved ones and our friends, to celebrate the end of the year, and give thanks for the year that has passed – all while looking forward to the new year ahead. Around this time of the year, we think about spending time…
14 Dec 2020 3 mins read

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