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The Longform vertical is here for you whenever you need it. Watch this space for passionate op-eds, musings with word counts that are way past social convention, and, if we dare say so ourselves, well-written pieces that offer a glimpse into the perspective of another human. Just click, scroll, and you’re ready to roll.

Dear Singapore: Our 56th Letter to an Old Friend

Dear Singapore: Our 56th Letter to an Old Friend

Delayed hopes and overwhelming nostalgia, here's a letter to our very dear old Singapore, who's turning 56 this year.
4 Years of Combating Social Inequality and Empowering the Underdogs: Glyph Community

4 Years of Combating Social Inequality and Empowering the Underdogs: Glyph Community

Established in 2017, Glyph Community celebrates their 4th anniversary this year, as they tackle inequality in Singapore.
Earth Hour 2021: Brew your Own ‘Kosong Plan’ to Save Our Home, Our Planet

Earth Hour 2021: Brew your Own ‘Kosong Plan’ to Save Our Home, Our Planet

It's time to help the environment and you can do so by brewing your own Kosong Plan — a unique Singaporean effort from WWF.
DBS Bank and Mediacorp Join Forces for the Ultimate Battle: The Fight Against Food Waste

DBS Bank and Mediacorp Join Forces for the Ultimate Battle: The Fight Against Food Waste

DBS Bank and Mediacorp have joined forces to fight against food waste with their new series on CNA's YouTube, shining a light on the issue.
Dare To Share: It’s time we took a look at Male Mental Health

Dare To Share: It’s time we took a look at Male Mental Health

Mental health remains a big stigma for males. To ease its prevalence, a team created Dare To Share, a campaign that aims to set the record straight on it.
Discreet Lens for Discreet Filming: Looking at how normalising sexual harressment has made injustice prevalent today

Discreet Lens for Discreet Filming: Looking at how normalising sexual harressment has made injustice prevalent today

Discreet Lens is wanting to spark a conversation about sexual harassment and injustice, issues systemic in Singapore. But here's how it could make it worse.
Answering the call: Expara launches VirTech Global Accelerator Programme to uplift promising startups against the COVID-19 disruption

Answering the call: Expara launches VirTech Global Accelerator Programme to uplift promising startups against the COVID-19 disruption

After searching through over 300 applicants, 16 promising startups were selected for the Expara VirTech Global Accelerator programme to be groomed and invested in.
How to celebrate Valentine’s Day amidst the coronavirus epidemic

How to celebrate Valentine’s Day amidst the coronavirus epidemic

Ah Valentine’s Day. Most will say that it is a day to finally spend some quality time with your significant other. They are wrong. Valentine’s Day is a battle of wits and cunning, and we all know who the winner is — capitalism.  But this year stands to have more losers than usual. The coronavirus situation has escalated to an unprecedented level, and that means that public health safety is of the highest concern at the moment. What does this mean? It means no more hanky panky, you horny little devils!   But fret not! There are still ways to show…
Alibaba Cloud Gallery: A step into changing Japanese perceptions

Alibaba Cloud Gallery: A step into changing Japanese perceptions

With the dancing of the bright pink Sakura flowers and the imagery of the famous Mt Fuji peering over the horizon of a landscape dotted with skyscrapers, it’s no wonder why Japan continues to be one of the top destinations to travel to for tourists. And with the upcoming 2020 Summer Olympics that begins in late July, the country is set to rear in a great many more visitors, especially in the capital of Tokyo where the Games will be held across the city. In a bid to prepare for the influx of tourists arriving for the sporting event, Japan…
Why you don’t have to go to art and design school in Singapore if you’re broke and why I did

Why you don’t have to go to art and design school in Singapore if you’re broke and why I did

As a recent graduate, I looked back at the four years I’ve spent in NTU. I do not regret receiving the education I had from my professors and peers. Nevertheless, I will be lying if at some parts of my four years I don’t admit that I was bored, uninspired, and unchallenged. Whether that’s on me or the curriculum, is an entirely different discussion. The conclusion will probably be a mixture of both. (It was me, it was me all along.) The main point of this piece is reflection: is being $40,000 in school debt worth it? Because without the…
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