Singapore took the top spot as the happiest country in Asia this year, sparking a heated mix of reactions on the ground amid grievances like high stress levels and the rising cost of living.

In this episode of Against The Grain, we catch up with Singaporeans and ask how they find contentment and pockets of joy despite the hurdles.

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From profiles of Singaporeans who made it abroad to hidden gems in the heartlands, we unravel the narratives that define our diverse society.