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I Walked Through Jalan Besar With Ghosts From Hotel New World
The collapse of Hotel New World is an enduring hallmark of the Singapore story. It’s a tale of failure and incompetence from a period of modernisation and prosperity. 35 years on, it remains a fixture in our collective imagination. Why?
Here are some stories from the past few weeks that’ve made it to your dinner table discussions.
There’s horror in some parts of Malignant but not in the way you’d have expected.
With nothing but time and lube on their hands, we find out about all the sex toys and creative ploys Singaporeans have been up to.
As income inequality in Singapore widens, perhaps it’s time to compel the ultra-rich to hand over a wealth tax.
Going bald is horrible — a fear has come true for many young men. But did it ever hold back their confidence and love life?
Private but plainspoken, restrained but empathetic, President Halimah’s social media persona is a study in contradictions. And it works.
Ruqyah specialist, Fadhly Rosli, takes exorcising evil seriously.
The mothers from The Greenhouse Caregiver Support Group shares what life is like as a caregiver to gay sons recovering from Substance Addiction Recovery.
Pretending to be an anti-vaxxer, in the name of science.
Migrant Workers Photography Festival, Moving, gives migrant workers a public canvas to articulate the experiences of working in a foreign country.
With all that busyness that defines motherhood, are mums orgasming enough?
If ethics and decency aren’t enough to entice people to get vaxxed, what could? Perhaps the chance to get lucky in love and lovemaking.
“In Sengkang, hardly anyone is out of their house after 9pm. It’s like everyone here has gotten the hang of work life balance.”
After being raised by past generations of Singaporean men, young fathers of today are doing things differently.
For the Murugeshes, every holiday is a choose-your-own-adventure.
Sugar dads share why they prefer to pay for sugar babies rather than be tethered to romantic commitment.
With vaccination, it’s not just about protecting yourself, but wanting certain collective benefits. Until enough of the population has been vaccinated to achieve herd protection, these are the restrictions that we impose temporarily and in a way that creates the least burdens possible.
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 share2:56
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 mission3:50
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 r2:36
Warm meals and warmer greetings are what individuals receive at Krsna’s Free Meals, a soup kitchen in the heart of Little India. For over 1 and a half years, Dutch volunteer Sabine has been spending her Friday mornings at Krsna’s, where she takes pride in serving food from the heart to our3:33