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Here are some stories from the past few weeks that’ve made it to your dinner table discussions.
After a work injury left him incapable of working, Rehan races against time to find his way home.
We took a closer look at Carousell’s religious items categories and found a thriving black magic economy. Should we be concerned?
Too often the strata malls are depicted as cudgelled beings; gasping for air. This one is a tale of joy and endurance.
“I like to think that these pictures from my personal life vaguely posit the existence of another reality.”
Our writer explores the movement to conserve our modernist buildings, which are under threat of demolition.
This is the story about an iconic local film that few Singaporeans have heard of, and its forgotten teenage heroine, Cleopatra Wong.
It costs over $100 to see a therapist, but it’s free to tell yourself ‘it be like that sometimes’.
Our survey shows 74% of teachers suffer from burnout. Now what?
What rating glamorous mansions on TikTok taught me about the wealthy in Singapore.
For Renée and other young women, BooksActually became a place where professional boundaries were crossed and uneasy compromises made.
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.
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.
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 pi3:42
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 o4:15
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.2:30
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 foreve3:21