As May came to a close, so did our time at Rice HQ in Jalan Besar. The space was just an office, until it became a home.
There are those who strive to move out of Jalan Kukoh. But many of its elderly residents will likely spend the rest of their lives there. We conclude our video series on the rental housing estate with Mary, a 69-year-old widow living alone in a one-room flat, who believes that happiness lies in b
First there was Watain. And now, with Rachel Chan’s latest petition calling for a ban on even more metal bands, it seems like Singaporeans are still struggling to understand what the scene is really like. Can Glory, the quiet ASMR Doctor who has never heard of metal, learn to scream and perform
Poverty looks different in every country. In Singapore, it looks like Jalan Kukoh. In the first video of our series on the rental housing estate, we dive into the story of Rice’s own intern, Belle, who struggles with the complexities of being caught between ambition and the constraints of her c
2021 has been riddled with incidents of racism, from the Ngee Ann Poly lecturer to the 55-year-old lady who was assaulted while brisk walking. This Racial Harmony Day, we ask: While conversations about racism are advancing in the public sphere, how are we approaching them with our kids? And who i
The pandemic snatched away our career opportunities, and forced us to live a life of fear and uncertainty for over a year. But with the introduction and subsequent uptake of vaccines in Singapore, the light at the end of the tunnel is finally starting to shine brightly. In this video, two sets of
When you have a fear of making mistakes, you start to question everything you do. Growing up with low self-esteem became a self-fulfilling prophecy for Leon, who constantly wondered what went wrong and how he “turned out this way”. Then cardistry happened, and everything shuffled into place.
The arrival of the B.1.617 COVID-19 variant from India has put Singapore on heightened alert against not just the virus, but racism and xenophobia. In recent weeks, we’ve seen mounting cases of appalling abuse against both local and foreign-born Indians. But are these sentiments new, or just the la
Has money become a substitute for familial love in Singapore? Do you need to give money to be considered a good daughter or son? How does this make millennials feel, and what pressures are they under? As the cost of living continues to rise, millennials seem to be divided on the value of filial
After spending his childhood playing among the cemeteries at Kranji War Memorial, Christopher never expected to end up as its caretaker today. Now, he recognises that his former playground is actually a place of historical significance, and that his job of maintaining the 24,000 graves of Commo