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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.
Old School Nostalgia: A trip down memory lane

Old School Nostalgia: A trip down memory lane

Back when the Internet was still an unknown concept, our only forms of entertainment were trips to the playground, the library, and the mamashop. For the luckier ones, we would own a Nintendo or SEGA gaming consoles that other children could only dream of having. As we grow older, nothing ever seems better than the food, games, and books of our childhood.  Join me as I re-visit the artefacts that were a part of the good old times, when everything was much simpler: all we did was read, binge on snacks, and play with our friends. Old School Treats  Featured…
Employees use reservist as an excuse to chao keng. Employers should do more to help them.

Employees use reservist as an excuse to chao keng. Employers should do more to help them.

For us to continue living the way we do, how much do we need to depend on our international relations? As it turns out, more than you think. A cursory glance through the Department of Statistics Singapore’s surprisingly trendy website reveals that our imports and exports amount to over S$1,000 billion – and that’s just for 2018 alone.  From there, it’s one thing to take notice of Japan, China, and the United States which rank among our top trading partners, but another to truly consider just how intrinsically entrenched they have become in our lives. If you find it hard…
A telling of gratitude through the imperfections of instant film

A telling of gratitude through the imperfections of instant film

With the press of a single button, a piece of film slowly makes its way to the world from the inner workings of my camera. It is exciting, the brief 15 seconds that follow. As I wait for the image to develop, I take the time to try and create a connection with the person I’ve just photographed. I crack up a short conversation. Within 15 seconds, I establish an easy doorway to a potential friendship. That is the power of an instant camera. There is beauty in the imperfect nature of processed instant film. As the world in 2019 raves…
Sustainable meat may mark the end of the meat industry as we know it

Sustainable meat may mark the end of the meat industry as we know it

With the advent of technology and resources, we have evolved from passive to active consumers. Growing concerns over the environmental impact and sustainability of the meat industry have got many meat eaters realising that cutting back on meat may have more benefits than they previously considered. The proportionate – if not significantly higher – rate of meat consumption to the rise in population means that eventually, demand for meat will surpass that of its supply. The answer to all – sustainable meat. Plant-based meat was met with resounding success, despite its limited accessibility. Meanwhile, cultured meat looks to be the…
Behind The Scenes Of Voluntourism: The Perspective Unbeknownst To Volunteers

Behind The Scenes Of Voluntourism: The Perspective Unbeknownst To Volunteers

Is volunteer tourism a boon or bane? It is a much-needed debate on an emerging trend – one that many turn a blind eye to. Volunteer tourism, also known as voluntourism, is tourism with an emphasis on work contribution and helping out at local organisations. Volunteers say voluntourism is about a sense of moral duty and attaining a transformative experience for themselves, but research by experts in the field of sustainable tourism –  such as Donald Brightsmith and Eliza Raymond – shows that it may be doing more harm than good. Like everything else, voluntourism is becoming increasingly industrialised; with…
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