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Singapore, Unfiltered Unreasonable parents who hound Singapore teachers hog the headlines all the time. But has the media painted them all with the same bad brush? Are there parents with more redeeming qualities? The teachers we spoke to say yes.
Singapore, Unfiltered “I have failed businesses before. It actually led me to one point where I was left with only 60 cents in my bank account.” While it is normal for everyone to make mistakes, some can be extremely expensive and painful to navigate. We sit down with young business owners from the *SCAPE Hubbers
Singapore, Unfiltered “It’s all your fault, so you should pay for it." In Asia, the conservative culture we’ve been exposed to tends to equate sexually-transmitted illnesses with shameful promiscuity. But as younger generations start to have more open conversations about their sex lives, the importance of protec
Singapore, Unfiltered “I think the requirement that only married couples can use frozen eggs is a little bit backward.” Women aged between 21 and 35 can now undergo elective egg freezing for non-medical reasons next year, but with a catch: in line with the idea of ‘upholding parenthood within marriage’, the up
Singapore, Unfiltered As Singapore marks its lowest birth rate since independence, a growing number of Singaporeans are deciding to remain child-free. This Chinese New Year, we gather four of them to talk about their choice to not procreate, and how it feels to be making this seemingly controversial decision.
Singapore, Unfiltered 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?
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
Singapore, Unfiltered 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
Singapore, Unfiltered 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
Singapore, Unfiltered 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
Singapore, Unfiltered 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
Singapore, Unfiltered 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
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