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More than 1 in 2 experienced discrimination at work, AWARE-Milieu survey finds

When it comes to workplace discrimination, more than 1 in 2 workers (55 per cent) in Singapore face prejudice, inequality and unfairness in their jobs, a new survey by gender equality group AWARE and consumer research company Milieu Insight found. The survey in August this year polled 1,000 respondents, who mirrored the national representative by…
21 Sep 2022 3 mins read

13-year-old stole the show at launch of book on the NMP scheme

A 13-year-old student from Raffles Girls’ Secondary School (RGSS) stole the limelight from the centrepiece at the launch of a new book titled The Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) Scheme on Friday (9 Sep). Prisha Agarwal, who presented both sides of the argument on whether unelected voices are still necessary in Parliament, impressed Emeritus Senior…
10 Sep 2022 3 mins read

#ActionForHer: Growing circles of care for caregivers in Singapore

The #ActionForHer campaign that started out pledging support for women in Singapore has grown to extend its support to help caregivers and parents through creating awareness, and recruiting of committed volunteers. And to grow the “care ecosystem” further, the People’s Action Party (PAP) Women’s Wing has organised an exhibition at the Sands Expo & Convention…
8 Sep 2022 5 mins read

The healing power of animal-assisted activities: When the dogtors make house calls

Animal-assisted interaction has been proven to have healing power when it comes to the mental wellbeing of those in the highly stressful jobs of healthcare. So these dogtors, hailing from the Animal-Assisted Interactions Singapore (AAISG), made their latest house call to the Khoo Teck Puat and Yishun Community hospitals on 25 Aug to “diagnose” and…
25 Aug 2022 3 mins read

Masks off from Monday except on trains, buses, and in hospitals, clinics, homes

It is masks off from Monday (29 Aug) — finally — after having worn one or more for 28 months since April 2020 when it first became mandatory during the Covid-19 pandemic. The news was first announced by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the National Day Rally on Sunday (21 Aug), when he said,…
24 Aug 2022 2 mins read

Paralympian Theresa Goh first para athlete elected to SNOC Athletes’ Commission

Singapore’s paralympian Theresa Goh is only 35, yet she has broken many firsts in her life. She was not only the first female Singapore para swimmer to compete at the Paralympics, she is now the first Paralympian to be elected into the Singapore National Olympic Council Athlete’s Commission (SNOC-AC) for the term 2022 to 2025.…
12 Aug 2022 3 mins read

Padang named the 75th national monument on Singapore’s 57th National Day

The Padang, a 4.3-hectare patch of green in front of the former City Hall building, has been named Singapore’s 75th national monument on the country’s 57th birthday. It is the first green, open space to join the country’s list of National Monuments, which include Fort Siloso, St Andrew’s Cathedral, Sultan Mosque and The Raffles Hotel.…
9 Aug 2022 4 mins read

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