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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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Single fathers need a listening ear, tooAs Father’s Day draws closer, TheHomeGround Asia speaks to three single fathers to shed light on their unique experiences, and what it is like to…
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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…

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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

Opinion: Uncovering the kampung spirit of today

In the North East corner of Singapore lies a slice of land unperturbed by the passage of time, seemingly immune to the relentless march of our island nation towards progress. Nestled between the gleaming new HDB BTO (build-to-order) flats and an upmarket private housing estate is Kampong Lorong Buangkok. Low-rise, one-storey houses are still the…
19 Aug 2021 6 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

Single fathers need a listening ear, too

As Father’s Day draws closer, TheHomeGround Asia speaks to three single fathers to shed light on their unique experiences, and what it is like to be a part of a community in Singapore that often goes unseen and unheard, as they handle the demands of parenthood. Single fatherhood fell on 44-year-old Terence Low’s shoulders without…
12 Jun 2021 7 mins read

In Conversation With: Jayaprakash Joghee Bojan, wildlife and nature photographer

On most days, you will find India-born Jayaprakash Joghee Bojan at Pasir Ris Park in eastern Singapore, camera in hand, lying in wait to capture the next National Geographic moment.  It will not be his first.  In 2017, Mr Bojan won the grand prize in a photo competition held by National Geographic, earning him the…
14 Apr 2021 8 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

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