Death is present in many aspects of our lives. Our race and religion affect how we mourn our loved ones, and our homes and favourite malls are built over old cemeteries. Today, it has become an intangible part of our culture.
For Sivashankar, dealing with death and grief through sea burials is a daily undertaking. The Singapore Indian Casket funeral director shares what he sees in his line of work and how he guides the deceased’s families through the emotional journey that is saying their final farewells.
Stay tuned for the rest of the series as we learn about the different aspects of Culture, Cemeteries, and Urban Planning.
Amongst Us Some ball-jointed doll collectors say that their dolls are a reflection of their personalities. We speak to Mei An, who suffers from anxiety attacks. When she wakes up at night in a panic, she looks over at her dolls and feels reassured. They tell her that everything will be OK. That they’ll get t
Amongst Us If you were 60, successful, and single, would you still look for love? Addie has earned himself a name as a prominent figure in Singapore’s fashion and nightlife scene. Running the now closed Taboo nightclub since the ’90s has been his claim to fame—but the limelight has also scared potential s
Death is present in many aspects our lives. Our race and religion affect how we mourn our loved ones, and our homes and favourite malls are built over old cemeteries. Today, it has become an intangible part of our culture. In this first video in a series of four, we take a look at the histo
Singapore, Unfiltered When circuit breaker kicked in last year, most of us were able to seek refuge at home thanks to flexible work-from-home arrangements. However, not everyone was afforded this luxury. Due to the physical nature of their jobs, they had to be outside and this increased their potential exposure to the co
Stand-up comedian Rishi Budhrani meets Justin Chan, a lyf Guard (Concierge) at lyf@Funan, to see if he could make a good concierge himself. Together, they educate us on how the traditional role has evolved in this day and age, where one would need to wear different hats to deliver the best service.
How does a wedding look like in a pandemic? Actress Munah Bagharib takes us to Oasia Hotel and tries her hand at planning a grand wedding with events planner Karen Chua. There, she finds out what goes on behind the scenes to plan an event of a lifetime — all while ensuring everyone stays safe.
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
Recently, a growing number of seniors have been found to be living alone, and along with it comes a worrying statistic: in 2020, the suicide rate for seniors reached a record high. To help them feel a little less alone, Kien Ling has made it a point to spend time with these seniors, and she share
Kids from low-income backgrounds don’t compete on an equal footing with those who come from privilege – this is an uncomfortable truth that is not discussed enough. Stephanie believes that one step to correcting social inequality starts with literacy, and she has made it her personal mission
Singapore, Unfiltered With rising COVID-19 infections in September, the sentiment on the ground is divided: some Singaporeans have been confused by the government’s mixed signals, while others think we should cut them some slack. But the question remains: are we ready to embrace Covid-19 as endemic? Can Singaporeans r