We were on track to a further opening-up of society, with a possible increase in group size from five to eight at the end of the month. Everyone was optimistic. F&B operators were rejoicing and making plans to accommodate a bigger dining-in crowd. The end of this pandemic seems to be coming to an end and, is that light at the end of the tunnel, we see?
Top image from Shamsul Kamar’s Facebook, at a grocery distribution programme (taken before the pandemic). He is the PAP Kaki Bukit branch chairman in Aljunied GRC, as well as the constituency’s grassroots adviser. A little-known twist has happened quietly within opposition wards:
All photography by Marisse Caine for Rice Media When I learnt that Singapore Democratic Party’s Chee Soon Juan had opened a new cafe on June 25, I was in disbelief. Local celebrities, sure. Many have opened restaurants and cafes. But political figures? That’s something new. I had
Top image: NanyangDaxue.Sg (Facebook) My Chinese teacher once warned me not to equate Nanyang Technological University with Nantah. Making that connection would anger many from the Chinese community who lived through the 1960s and 1970s, he said. But aren’t both the same? Whenever
All photography by Thaddeus Loh for Rice Media. Responses have been edited for length and clarity. The pace at our hospitals has been unrelenting: Intubating patients, changing colostomy bags, and resuscitating the stricken. Doctors and nurses go through 12, 13 hours work-days, som
All photography by Music Dreamer cafe and taken before the pandemic, unless otherwise stated. Top image by Music Dreamer cafe (taken during Phase Three) I felt a tinge of guilt stepping into Music Dreamer Cafe for the last time on May 12 this year. A few days later, this last local fo
All photography by the author for RICE Media. Top image by Tey Liang Jin. Three words: They are screwed. With most of us forced to work from home, the de facto circuit breaker we are experiencing now has been a nightmare for stallholders at industrial parks. This is pretty much a deat
All photography by Marisse Caine for Rice Media Unless you know the specific warehouses that operate there, few would have even heard about Antique Row. Even this name is a moniker Singaporeans attach to the antique warehouses along Turf Club Road, rather than an official title.
All images RICE file photos. Earlier this month, my colleague Sophie wrote an article about being sian during this long-haul pandemic. It was a colloquial way to say that we are sick and fed up with the virus. The New York Times has given a more fanciful touch to this emotion: languis