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Who cares about migrant rights?In 2021, calls for the government to outlaw the ferrying of migrant workers in the back of lorries came after three accidents in the span…
1 Nov 2021
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Composting: Why are we not doing it?“Every farmer talks about the soil. And composting is a very essential biological component of soil regeneration,” says Darren Ho, urban farmer and founder of…
27 Oct 2021
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Opinion: Wish for change? Plan to be a parentAs a generation that has been subjected to all manner of criticisms — think lazy, disrespectful, overconfident, spoiled, snowflakes, strawberries, and now, cheugy — Millennials…
26 Oct 2021
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Opinion: Is therapy for everyone?In Season 3, Episode 4 of Sex Education, Jakob Nyman tells therapist Jean Milburn, his soon-to-be co-parent, “I’m not saying that you’re not good at…
22 Oct 2021
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Who cares about migrant rights?

In 2021, calls for the government to outlaw the ferrying of migrant workers in the back of lorries came after three accidents in the span of two months and two…

Composting: Why are we not doing it?

“Every farmer talks about the soil. And composting is a very essential biological component of soil regeneration,” says Darren Ho, urban farmer and founder of Petalicious.  Every time you harvest…

Opinion: Wish for change? Plan to be a parent

As a generation that has been subjected to all manner of criticisms — think lazy, disrespectful, overconfident, spoiled, snowflakes, strawberries, and now, cheugy — Millennials the world over have had…

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Who cares about migrant rights?

In 2021, calls for the government to outlaw the ferrying of migrant workers in the back of lorries came after three accidents in the span of two months and two lives were claimed.  This was not the first time such attention was brought up. The same issue was initially brought up twelve years ago, but…
1 Nov 2021 6 mins read

Composting: Why are we not doing it?

“Every farmer talks about the soil. And composting is a very essential biological component of soil regeneration,” says Darren Ho, urban farmer and founder of Petalicious.  Every time you harvest something and end up not using it, you throw it back into the soil for it to return to the cycle — that is the…
27 Oct 2021 5 mins read

Breast Cancer Survivor: I chose life over future children

The year was 1999. Nora Ng was 30. After a long night of drinking with her friends, she stumbled into her house. As she could not hold alcohol well, she began vomiting. “That was when I felt the sharp pain in my chest but I didn’t think anything of it because I was too ‘high’…
26 Oct 2021 6 mins read

Opinion: Wish for change? Plan to be a parent

As a generation that has been subjected to all manner of criticisms — think lazy, disrespectful, overconfident, spoiled, snowflakes, strawberries, and now, cheugy — Millennials the world over have had it pretty rough.  Many have been told they don’t work hard enough by the generations before them, but also that they sometimes try too hard…
26 Oct 2021 4 mins read

Opinion: Is therapy for everyone?

In Season 3, Episode 4 of Sex Education, Jakob Nyman tells therapist Jean Milburn, his soon-to-be co-parent, “I’m not saying that you’re not good at your job, but I’m not sure that talking can fix everyone!” He wouldn’t be the first or only one to have reservations about therapy, even in 2021. In 2020, the…
22 Oct 2021 6 mins read

In Conversation With: Ray Poh, Indoor Urban Farmer

“I never thought about farming much, growing up in Singapore when I was younger,” Ray Poh tells TheHomeGround Asia.  And it was during his teenage years going to school in Australia that he became exposed to a variety of farms and agricultural activities.  Years down the road, this would prove the inspiration for his current…
15 Oct 2021 4 mins read

No longer just handmaidens to doctors: Nurses take on more leadership roles

Dr Brigitte Woo, research fellow at NUS Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies (NUS Nursing), grew up with a nurse for a mother who inspired her to pursue nursing instead of medicine.  “She was a visionary nursing leader,” Dr Woo says. “She had a grand vision of how we would one day see nurses in…
11 Oct 2021 4 mins read

Young and retired: Why players are leaving professional football in Singapore

Singapore football enjoyed a brief highlight in 2010 when the national Under-15 team were one of the success stories of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) held on home soil. Their swashbuckling style of play captivated locals and ignited local football fever not seen for some time as images of full capacities at Jalan Besar Stadium…
8 Oct 2021 8 mins read

Is increasing jail term a sufficient deterrent for sexual offences against minors?

September 13, 2021. The day marks an amendment to the law to mete out harsher punishment for those who commit sexual offences against minors. Such offences include engaging in sex in the presence of minors aged between 14 and 16 or causing them to view a sexual image; or for similar activities against minors themselves, where…
7 Oct 2021 6 mins read

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