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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

Call to honour Betty White’s 100th birthday

Fans of late comedy icon Betty White are planning to celebrate what would have been the star’s 100th birthday by organising mass donations to a cause that was very near and dear to her heart — animals.  “The Betty White Challenge” or #BettyWhiteChallenge went viral on social media, such as Facebook and Instagram, after an…
11 Jan 2022 2 mins read

In Conversation With: Dr Shirlynn Ho, the voice for the dying

According to palliative care physician Shirlynn Ho, the specialty is often an overlooked area in the medical industry.  “I suppose palliative care occurs as an afterthought to other medical practices. It doesn’t have the same historical timeline as, say, cardiology,” says the current deputy head and senior consultant at the division of supportive and palliative…
21 Sep 2021 4 mins read

ASEAN International Digital Fashion Week is back

From 5 to 8 August 2021, ASEAN International Digital Fashion Week Resort will broadcast on the THG website at 2000 hrs (+8 GMT) for 4 nights.  The ASEAN International Digital Fashion Week – Resort showcase is a collaboration between ASEAN Fashion Designers Showcase (AFDS) and digital platform, TheHomeGround Asia and W Singapore – Sentosa Cove. The…
5 Aug 2021 1 min read

Move over cotton and leather, biofabricated textiles are the future of fashion

Mushroom, kombucha and algae might sound like a list of ingredients for a health-conscious recipe, but these living organisms are the source of a new wave of sustainable biofabrics. From plant-based leather to lab-grown silk, TheHomeGround Asia explores a buffet of planet-friendly materials that looks set to revolutionise the fashion industry. Earth Month (April) may…
10 May 2021 8 mins read

Cyprus, a land steeped in legend, beauty, romance and hospitality

Singapore and Hong Kong are set to launch their second attempt at a travel bubble on 26 May. But for wanderlust souls looking to explore further, TheHomeGround Asia brings you on a virtual journey in Through the Eyes…, where we ask expatriates in Singapore what they love most about their home countries. In this installation,…
30 Apr 2021 6 mins read

Singapore tops Bloomberg’s April Covid Resilience Ranking

Singapore clinches the top spot in Bloomberg’s Covid Resilience Ranking this month, having climbed through the ranks to overtake New Zealand for the first time as the best place to be during the ongoing pandemic. Outside Singapore, notable improvements have also been observed across countries like South Africa, Portugal, and Spain, whereas others – China,…
28 Apr 2021 3 mins read

Myanmar Recap: Fears of civil war, Singapore’s stance, and what the public can do

As events in Myanmar continue to worsen, increased pressure mounts on Singapore and other global powers to help control the situation. Here is a snapshot of what has transpired in the past weeks. On 1 April, the horrific news of six-year-old Khin Myo Chit shot dead as she ran into her father’s arms shook the…
6 Apr 2021 5 mins read

Play Button: Our March 2021 playlist

With the news that 75 per cent of office staff are allowed to return to the office at the same time, immersing ourselves in high quality content on our daily commute between home and work is important as ever. This is the sound of March. It’s fierce and packing some powerful and unlikely combinations.  Music…
29 Mar 2021 3 mins read

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