Often unappreciated, security guards have seen their roles changed during this Covid-19 pandemic, as they were enlisted to implement safe-distancing and contact tracing measures. As frontliners, they have had to juggle with the teething issues from new technologies such as SafeEntry and TraceTogether.
In this video, we speak to three security guards who observed first-hand how Singaporeans have come to accept the need for these measures, and how we have learned to practice social responsibility.
Nothing unites us like our national hobby of eating, but the story of kueh is as diverse as it is delicious. With a little help from four chefs, each of them specialising in a different type of kueh, we learn about the love, effort, and history in every mouthful of this beloved snack.
Family time is often sacrificed when we’re in pursuit of our careers. For Peter Chua, working in F&B and eventually starting his own bar have led to family quarrels, and even missing a funeral. When the pandemic hit, he was finally forced to slow down. Through meals with his family, he be
“Find a job you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life.” Few of us are lucky enough to experience this, but for John, this is his daily reality as a boatman ferrying people to and from Pulau Ubin. And it all starts with a simple packet of mee goreng for breakfast.
Caifan might not be our national dish, but it is certainly the one that feeds the most number of Singaporeans daily. But what if local favourites like sweet and sour fish are taken off the menu forever due to supply shortages overseas? In this explainer video, we learn about the import
What’s the first place you think of when you’re hungry, tired, and looking to redeem a long day at work? In the pilot episode of our new food series, “Off Duty Food Haunts”, we meet Jackie, a doctor on the frontlines battling COVID-19. We follow her to Balestier Market for “the be
What does it mean to ‘be Singaporean’? Is it the way you speak? Holding a pink IC? Looking a certain way or comfortably falling into the categories of C, M, I and O? Or is it about our shared experiences? We asked over 20 pink IC holding, red passport carrying, true blue Singaporeans to tell us.
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 pi
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 o
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.
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 foreve
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 share
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 mission