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Big Read Unwrapped: The challenges of the LGBTQ in conservative Singapore

Singapore remains largely conservative despite increasingly liberal views of youths around LGBTQ+ rights and countless queer Singaporeans feel the need to conceal their identity to avoid rejection by their families, friends, colleagues, and the wider community. And it was only on Sunday, 31 July, that the Catholic Church in Singapore reiterated its position that marriage…
1 Aug 2022 7 mins read

Unwrapped: When surveillance cameras do nothing to manage bad behaviour

In our weekly series Unwrapped, TheHomeGround Asia takes a closer look at major stories and happenings that impact Singaporeans. This week we take a look at adult Singaporeans behaving badly in public Today’s monitoring technologies are increasingly inexpensive and staggeringly expansive. They run the gamut, from body-worn cameras and closed-circuit televisions (CCTVs) to in-vehicle cameras…
15 Jul 2022 1 min read

Unwrapped: Should we let our fate rest in the hands or keyboard of social media?

In our weekly series Unwrapped, TheHomeGround Asia takes a closer look at major stories and happenings that impact Singaporeans. It is no doubt that the Internet has become an integral part of our lives. With the Covid-19 pandemic and the restrictions imposed, many have turned to the virtual world for school, work and even socialising.…
7 Jul 2022 1 min read

Unwrapped: Will the Forward Singapore Roadmap actually engage Singaporeans?

In our weekly series Unwrapped, TheHomeGround Asia takes a closer look at major stories and happenings that impact Singaporeans. This week we explore the newly launched Forward Singapore initiative. Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong launched Forward Singapore this week as a roadmap for a society that benefits many, not just a few. The roadmap involves…
1 Jul 2022 1 min read

Big Read Unwrapped: The physical and mental price paid by caregivers

According to Howard Gleckman, a published author and writer whose professional expertise is founded on long-term care, health care, elder care, caregiving, tax policy, budget policy and economics, it costs families more to care for a frail older adult than to raise a child for the first 17 years of his life. In our monthly…
26 Jun 2022 5 mins read

Unwrapped: Is SERS what it is made out to be?

In our weekly series Unwrapped, TheHomeGround Asia takes a closer look at major stories and happenings that impact Singaporeans. Online chatter got a lot louder after HDB announced four blocks in Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 have been picked for the Selective En bloc Redevelopment Scheme (SERS) in April. Many assumed that the SERS scheme…
24 Jun 2022 1 min read

Unwrapped: The takeover of the Sports Hub – is this a bailout?

In our weekly series Unwrapped, TheHomeGround Asia takes a closer look at major stories and happenings that impact Singaporeans. Government agency Sport Singapore (SportSG) is terminating its public-private partnership (PPP) with current operator SportsHub Pte Ltd (SHPL). Announcing this on 10 June, SportsSG is taking over the ownership and management of the Singapore Sports Hub…
16 Jun 2022 1 min read

Unwrapped: Is the pay rise of the civil service timely?

In our weekly series Unwrapped, TheHomeGround Asia takes a closer look at major stories and happenings that impact Singaporeans. The Public Service Division (PSD) announced at the start of the week that about 23,000 civil servants will get a pay rise of between 5 per cent and 14 per cent from August, allowing the civil…
10 Jun 2022 1 min read

Unwrapped: Should all experts be on the same page for booster shots?

In our weekly series Unwrapped, TheHomeGround Asia takes a closer look at major stories and happenings that impact Singaporeans. While vaccine boosters help protect everyone against serious illness, some people are experiencing some symptom-like side effects that appear to be stronger than those from initial doses of the vaccine. While the second booster is recommended…
6 Jun 2022 1 min read

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