It’s hard being a single mother. On top of raising a child (or a few) alone, they have to wrangle with social stigma, financial instability, and handle their own mental well-being – not to mention having to put on a brave face through it all.
As part of International Women’s Day, we explore the little-discussed struggles of being a lone parent, and find out how these women managed to overcome them despite the odds.
When Kalaivaanan first joined the cleaning industry as a cleaner, his mother was not too pleased, dismissing her son’s job and labelling him as a literal “Sai Kang Warrior”. Like most Singaporeans, Kalaivaanan’s mother believed that being a cleaner was a shameful, unskilled occupation with
On 1st February 2020, Myanmar’s military seized control and captured State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi. Since then, protests have erupted across the country in hopes of restoring democracy.The Burmese community in Singapore worries every day that their friends and families could be next to be kille
Content warning: This video describes acts of violence that might be disturbing to some viewers. “Either he die, or I will die in his hands.” These are the chilling words from a survivor of domestic abuse, whose memory of the traumatic affair remains fresh—years after the
Binge Cross-cultural cuisine sounds like a fancy concept from upscale restaurants, but it exists in humble hawker settings too — take Chop Chop Biryani’s winning combo of spiced Indian basmati rice and Chinese roasted pork belly, for instance. In a multi-racial city where the love of food unites al
Often unappreciated, security guards have seen their roles changed during this Covid-19 pandemic, as they were enlisted to implement safe-distancing and contact tracing measures. As frontliners, they have had to juggle with the teething issues from new technologies such as SafeEntry and TraceTogethe
Binge Nothing unites us like our national hobby of eating, but the story of kueh is as diverse as it is delicious. With a little help from four chefs, each of them specialising in a different type of kueh, we learn about the love, effort, and history in every mouthful of this beloved snack.
Thanks to modern spending habits, many of us can admit to barely scraping by if life throws curveballs when we least expect it. On a visit back to her childhood home, Ziyu obtains pearls of financial wisdom from her 88-year-old grandma, who had to scrimp hard just to raise a family and eventually
Do you have a happy place? Life threw a curveball at Qian Yin, who became wheelchair-bound after a severe leukaemia relapse. She’s constantly reminded of the what-ifs and lost possibilities. But when she dons her life jacket and heads out to sea with the wind in her hair, the parasailor knows she’s
First impressions matter. Especially for folks who can’t help looking the way they look. Every time Josh meets someone new, they seem more interested in his vision impairment than him as a person. As he pushes for other traits to define his personal identity, Josh doesn’t want your help or pi
Amongst Us Would you trust your future to be told via an email report? Or would you think it’s a scam? As an ancient divinity technique, Ba Zi (八字) was first devised to forecast disasters and find opportunities for success. Today, Sean has modernised the same philosophies to preserve this sacred art o
You know the debate about whether creatives are born, or made? Meet Ammar. He’s living proof that stardom is innate. In a world designed for able-bodied people, where we often have expectations about how people with disabilities should fit into society, Ammar vows that he won’t be your sob story.
As more Singaporeans seek to adopt a furry companion, a noticeable rise in pet abandonment and abuse cases indicates a growing need for animal welfare. An independent animal rescue volunteer, Wati’s life revolves around advocating for responsible pet ownership, as she strives to find the foreve