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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?
From a very healthy lifestyle to a craftsmen breathing life into some unloved objects, here are some of our favourite stories from the past few weeks.
The Foreign Interference (Countermeasures) Bill: What Exactly Is Foreign Influence? An Expert Explains.Ahead of the debate over the Foreign Influence (Countermeasures) Bill, we speak to an expert to unpack what foreign influence is and how it works. (Hint: It’s not just troll farms.)
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?
Going bald is horrible — a fear has come true for many young men. But did it ever hold back their confidence and love life?
The attacks changed everything, especially how we fly these days. 20 years on, a retired cabin crew executive remembers the days that followed.
Private but plainspoken, restrained but empathetic, President Halimah’s social media persona is a study in contradictions. And it works.
A no-fault divorce option in Singapore is long overdue, and would reflect the reality that not all marriages are meant to last.
Ruqyah specialist, Fadhly Rosli, takes exorcising evil seriously.
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?
“5, 10, 50 years down the road, these photos will be a testament of how we lived.”
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.
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.
Chef Ethel Hoon talks about her journey through some of the world’s best kitchens.
Yes, Crocs are cool again.
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.
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
What if we were to tell you that the local landmarks etched in our hearts such as Gardens By the Bay, Sembawang hot springs, and even Haji Lane are at risk of being completely submerged by seawater forever? It might sound impossible, but as things stand, this could very well be our reality in 50 yea