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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

Stronger Together, Singapore: It’s time to get behind our ASEAN Para Games athletes

As Singapore readies itself for its 57th National Day, with the floating platform bustling with rehearsals, roads around the Marina Bay areas are closed and the roar of fighter jets flying over the skies, 37 Singaporeans have been battling challenges — both physical and mental — on a daily basis prepare themselves to fly the…
3 Jul 2022 4 mins 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

Gag orders in Singapore: Whose identities are being protected?

The man committed the sex act on his victims in 2005 and 2007. The boys were aged between 14 and 15 at the time of the offences.  But it was only last year that his offences were reported when he returned to Singapore to renew his missionary visa in March. The victims are now adults…
15 Jun 2022 5 mins read

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