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Unwrapped: S’pore set law to stop cancel culture but is POFMA cancel culture?

A law in place to prevent cancel culture. That is what Singapore is setting out to do to stop people from docking others’ free speech through aggressive online attacks, said Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam in an interview in September. This seems timely as this is a time when social media has grown…
1 Nov 2022 1 min read

Big Read Unwrapped: The deal about ageing in place. Are we already there?

What is the deal with ageing in Singapore? With one in four Singaporeans aged 65 or older by 2030, there is the need to chart the way forward to grow old more confidently and gracefully. Yet, Singapore still talks about the growing longer life expectancy, without realising that health expectancy has a 10-year debt behind…
27 Oct 2022 3 mins read

In Conversation With: Lim Lee Lee, blind theatre artist championing disability arts

For visually impaired Lim Lee Lee, life is about overcoming all odds. From copywriting and motivational speaking, to acting and producing for film and theatre, the odds she faced were never an excuse for the disabled artist to achieve any of her dreams. “Nothing happens by chance. I’ve worked in many industries that blind people…
20 Oct 2022 5 mins read

Unwrapped: New work pass strengthens S’pore as a global hub, what about S’poreans?

Singapore’s new work pass is among several initiatives to strengthen its position as a global talent hub. Known as the Overseas Networks and Expertise Pass,  it is the nation’s card up its sleeve to attract the world’s best and brightest across all sectors to its shores. Applicants will need to earn a fixed monthly salary of…
19 Oct 2022 1 min read

In Conversation With: Fong Hoe Fang, founder of Ethos Books

In many ways, the freedom that founder of Ethos Books Fong Hoe Fang yearns for in exploration, stories, and ultimately his life of activism and books is often echoed by his desire to ride a motorcycle “into the sunset”. “I think it’s more of a sense of freedom to be able to just jump on…
6 Oct 2022 7 mins read

Big Read Unwrapped: Passion for gold and getting into the psyche of a top athlete

Team Singapore’s passion for gold had its athletes lead a successful campaign in 2022. Sports administrators hailed the “bright future” ahead for Singapore sport after the showing by its athletes at the SEA Games in Hanoi, Vietnam; the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, Britain; and the ASEAN Para Games in Solo, Indonesia. At the SEA Games,…
2 Oct 2022 3 mins read

Unwrapped: Healthier SG – If it’s preventive healthcare, why start from age 60?

Healthier SG is said to be long overdue in overhauling the country’s healthcare structure, changing decades-long “sick care” system to one that promotes healthier lifestyle and improves the quality of life of those living in the country. The Health Ministry (MOH) has articulated key features of Healthier SG, which include family doctors delivering preventive care,…
22 Sep 2022 1 min read

In Conversation With: Adele Lau, founder of animal-assisted interactions SG

Ms Adele Lau recounts how, as a teenager, the presence of animals helped her feel less anxious in social settings. “As I grew into my teenage years, I realised that I was an introvert, and I found it uncomfortable to make small talk with unfamiliar people, but being in the presence of dogs has always…
20 Sep 2022 7 mins read

Big Read Unwrapped: Civil movement and the death of the patriarchal government

Civil movement grows stronger as the Singapore society matures and its population becomes better educated. The country also faces a growing segment of Millennials and Gen Zs who are clamouring for their voices to be heard. These younger Singaporeans are asking for more openness and consultation. In our monthly Big Read Unwrapped, TheHomeGround Asia takes…
6 Sep 2022 4 mins read

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