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Adventure charity Raleigh International ends run; Singapore chapter not affected

It is the end of yet another era. Adventure charity Raleigh International has called it a day.  A statement on its website says Raleigh International Trust has ceased operating “from Thursday 19 May 2022 and will be entering Creditors’ Voluntary Liquidation”. A sustainable development charity with ties to the British royalty, Raleigh International says, “the combination…
20 May 2022 5 mins read

Unwrapped: When a matrimonial home is not a matrimonial home

In our weekly series Unwrapped, TheHomeGround Asia takes a closer look at major stories and happenings that impact Singaporeans. The matrimonial home occupies a very special place in the family as it where bonds are formed. Accordingly, it also occupies a very special place in family law that when a couple divorces, the matrimonial home…
19 May 2022 1 min read

Unwrapped: Changing family dynamics or stick to traditional man-woman stereotype?

In our weekly series Unwrapped, TheHomeGround Asia takes a closer look at major stories and happenings that impact Singaporeans. The new laws governing child adoption was passed in Parliament on Monday (May 9). It aims to protect the welfare of the adoted child and tighten rules to ensure adoptions are not mere transactions between the…
13 May 2022 1 min read

Unwrapped: Is drinking alcohol the main cause of sexual assault?

In our weekly series Unwrapped, TheHomeGround Asia takes a closer look at major stories and happenings that impact Singaporeans. Going to the university is more than just academic learning. It is a major growing up period and what matters most in are the life lessons that make every undergraduate a stronger person. It also gives…
12 May 2022 1 min read

Unwrapped: The need for cultural intelligence

In our weekly series Unwrapped, TheHomeGround Asia takes a closer look at major stories and happenings that impact Singaporeans. While the works of the late award-winning Malaysian film maker Yasmin Ahmad were successfully celebrated for their engagement with discourses over different races in a multi-racial country, the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) video called…
4 May 2022 1 min read

Unwrapped: Easing of Safe Distancing Measures, did any of the measures really work?

In our weekly series Unwrapped, TheHomeGround Asia takes a closer look at major stories and happenings that impact Singaporeans. Singaporeans celebrated on Tuesday, 26 April, as the masks come off and there is no limitation to the number of people gathering for a party. The pandemic may not be over but experts agree that infection…
27 Apr 2022 1 min read

Unwrapped: Expectations of Singapore’s 4G leadership

In our weekly series Unwrapped, TheHomeGround Asia takes a closer look at major stories and happenings that impact Singaporeans. Finance Minister Lawrence Wong was named the leader of ruling People Action Party’s (PAP) fourth generation (4G) team in April 2022, paving the way for him to be Singapore’s prime minister. The decision was not only affirmed…
22 Apr 2022 1 min read

Unwrapped: Rising COE – Driving a wedge between Singaporeans

In our weekly series Unwrapped, TheHomeGround Asia takes a closer look at major stories and happenings that impact Singaporeans. The certificate of entitlement or COE was first instituted in 1990 to curb car ownership amid the rising affluence of Singapore as a means of controlling vehicle population growth. Fast forward to today, the COE prices have…
14 Apr 2022 1 min read

Unwrapped: TraceTogether data, to delete or keep for research?

In our weekly series Unwrapped, TheHomeGround Asia takes a closer look at major stories and happenings that impact Singaporeans. Health Minister Ong Ye Kung announced in Parliament on April 4 that Singapore will review TraceTogether and might “stand it down” if no longer needed. If so, then how will the data enmassed by TraceTogether be…
7 Apr 2022 1 min read

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