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Work continues to ensure smooth, timely delivery of 11th Asean Para Games

The 11th Asean Para Games is just over two months away and no effort is being spared to get Solo, Indonesia ready to ensure a smooth delivery on 30 July this year. But having been delayed a week from the original schedule of 23 July, the games now clash with the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games,…
24 May 2022 3 mins read

The ultimate 4D3N travel itinerary for your trip to Hong Kong

Day One  Check in: There are plenty of high-end hotels to stay at in Hong Kong, so why not try a boutique gem unique to the city for a pleasant surprise? A charming mix of old-meets-new Hong Kong culture, The Fleming is an ambient maritime-inspired hotel in the heart of Wan Chai. But if you’re…
26 Apr 2022 3 mins read

Global community continues to plead for clemency for Malaysian drug trafficker

(UPDATED on 27 April 2022) Malaysian drug trafficker Nagaenthran Dharmalingam, 34, was hanged at Changi Prison at dawn on Wednesday, 27 April. The news of his execution was confirmed by his sister Sarmila. Nagaenthran’s brother Navin Kumar told Reuters news agency that the body would be sent back to Malaysia where a funeral would be held…
25 Apr 2022 2 mins read

Dare to Dream: Nicholas Leong, founder of Kenyan Riders

It all started with a spiteful splinter in his foot.  The year was 2006 and the former commercial photographer Nicholas Leong’s mind wandered as he was holed up in his room. That was when he pondered whether long distance runners make good cyclists.  On the evening after the Singapore Marathon, he walked up to a…
10 Mar 2022 5 mins read

Latest IPCC report highlights social inequality in Asia

Climate change caused by humans is now dealing out damages to different parts of the world and half of humanity is at risk of increased harm to their lives and livelihoods, the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Changes (IPCC) concludes earlier in the week.  The landmark United Nations (UN) report was released by…
4 Mar 2022 2 mins read

In Conversation With: Simarna Singh, UN Youth Ambassador and Founder of Coco Veda

Ms Simarna Singh was only 18 in 2017 when she became a United Nations (UN) Youth Ambassador. Despite being a Singaporean, she represented the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at global sustainability conferences such as the 25th Conference of Parties (COP 25) and then moved on to work as a sustainability consultant, as well as keynote…
24 Feb 2022 6 mins read

Gold at the Winter Olympics Opening for the stolen kiss on live TV

A gay couple stole the limelight on Live TV on what the world deemed straight-laced Singapore media when they kissed behind the CNA journalist reporting at the opening of the Beijing Winter Olympics. It happened during a live news report by the 24-hour multinational news television channel’s Beijing correspondent Low MinMin at a bar in…
9 Feb 2022 1 min read

Dare to Dream: Mashizan Masjum, cult shoe designer

Bold. Restless. Hungry.  These are words one would instantly associate with Mashizan Masjum, a Singaporean trailblazer who has braved the gruelling trials of New York and Paris in more ways than one.  Having graduated from the Wee Kim Wee School of Communications, Mr Mashizan started off as a high-flying broadcast journalist for four years with…
4 Feb 2022 5 mins read

Dare to Dream: Lydia Look, Hollywood character actress

Many Singaporean women have big movie star dreams when they were young, but Lydia Look managed to take that extra stride and has made hers a reality.  “I was a hundred percent sure I wanted to be a Hollywood actress from the start. I hate to be so ‘cocksure’ about it, I was!” exclaims the…
13 Jan 2022 7 mins read

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