As the GE2020 election results were announced, Workers’ Party supporters came out in full force to celebrate their party’s victories in Seng Kang, Aljunied and Hougang. Amidst the euphoria, there was also a sense of change and transition as Low Thia Khiang’s supporters placed renewed hope and expectation on the party’s new leaders.
Stubborn. Naive. Patronising. When it comes to discussing politics, different generations are often quick to dismiss each other. Yet something special happens when these conversations are allowed to play out—something that gives us a glimpse of how different Singapore’s future could be, if only
When we think of older Singaporean voters, what are some stereotypes that come to mind? The old folks who vote for the opposition out of sheer unhappiness? Or the ones who are still voting for Lee Kuan Yew’s legacy? The answer, as we found, is a lot more colourful than you might think.
In just a few hours, we will enter phase 2 of our nation’s recovery from Covid-19. Even then, the number of daily infections within migrant worker dormitories remain in the hundreds, and currently make up over 90% of total infections. Sadly, this is not the first time migrant worker populations b
When sex work gets driven out of Geylang, where will it go? With an impending rezoning and the rise of online platforms for dating and sex work, the demand for brothels on the ground have dropped to an all-time low. Amidst their disrupted livelihoods and loss of their second home, the sex workers
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