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Appreciating our unsung heroes

By Wee Rae A few years ago, my grandfather worked as a cleaner in a secondary school. He carried a “wet floor” sign, a mop and a pail, up an
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Nothing but the breast intentions

Photos and writing by Dayna Yin I never thought that breastfeeding would become such a big part of my life. Before you think congratulations
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The survival of words in our online jungle

By Alicia Teng “Can you cut down on the text by half? People won’t read it.” That was the first comment I received from my editor on a trave
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No need to speed into adulthood

By Ginnette Ng How do people around the world celebrate their children’s passage into adulthood? For the Jewish, boys celebrate Bar Mitzvah
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Sorry to burst your bubble

By Ginnette Ng People were screaming and running in all directions, ducking behind cars as the sound of gunfire reverberated halfway through
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Leaving the age of phone calls

By Natalie Choy A few weeks ago, I caught up with a close friend over the phone — a communication medium that I have not been using since my
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The haunting effects of ghosting

By Syed Muhammad Faris You pick up your phone and open Tinder. You are greeted by a stranger’s profile. She barely piques your interest. You
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Funerals: finding meaning beyond rituals

By Darren Ching A month ago, my beloved grandmother, Ah Ma, died. She was 85. Ah Ma was never particularly religious apart from the basic Ta
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Hey millennials, you’re doing fine

By Ginnette Ng Facebook is usually a space for sharing new memes or discovering easy dinner recipes. But of late, it has been inundated with
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One more episode won’t hurt

By Adeena Nagib A few months ago, I binge-watched 54 one-hour episodes of Peaky Blinders every day for four days. Tuning in to the British g
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Redefining success in Singapore

By Candy Choo “Dirty job” or “low class”? These are not terms that many would use to describe a firefighter or a police officer. Embarrassin
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Lessons Singapore football can learn from the country’s swim team

By Ignatius Koh Two of Singapore’s biggest sports have come under scrutiny in recent years. While the Republic’s swimmers have scaled to unp
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Speaking up for our mother tongue

When Singaporean youth are unable to speak their mother tongue, they risk losing touch with their cultures too
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Regardless of race, language or dietary preference

Singapore will truly be a food paradise only when we are inclusive of all dietary needs
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A letter to Singapore’s new president

By Dewey Sim Dear President Halimah Yacob, Just a month ago, I remembered expressing my excitement to my friends that I would be able to vot