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Zaixiang Pan

Zaixiang Pan

A massive fan of the game played between one ball and 22 men. But otherwise just another ordinary chap trying to figure out life.
Coping during COVID: Deployed frontline nurse shares his experiences
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Coping during COVID: Deployed frontline nurse shares his experiences

When staff nurse G.Peremkumar first told his mother that he was going to volunteer to fight COVID-19 on the frontlines as part of the team deployed by his hospital to the EXPO Community Isolation Facility (CIF), she burst into tears.  “I was initially hesitant to inform my parents that I was volunteering for the EXPO project. But eventually, I decided to tell them as they are my loved ones and deserved to know,” explained the 28-year-old Malaysian.  “My mum cried over the phone and tried to convince me to withdraw but I refused. She even stopped talking to me for…
Coping during COVID: SG Blade Runner Shariff on remaining upbeat
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Coping during COVID: SG Blade Runner Shariff on remaining upbeat

In this new series, Danamic features people from different walks of life to find out more about how they have been coping since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the shores of Singapore. Para-athlete Shariff Abdullah has overcame 29 full marathons, conquered 5 ultra-marathons and given motivational talks for 12 years but even he was left feeling rather downcast when the circuit breaker measures first kicked in.  Speaking to Danamic over the phone, the 51-year-old confessed: “Even as a motivational speaker myself, we are not perfect. This lockdown situation has affected me as well and at the start I did feel down…
The Heck Is: The Singapore Premier League?
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The Heck Is: The Singapore Premier League?

Around this time of the year, Singapore’s only professional football league, the Singapore Premier League (SPL) would usually be well underway.  However, with the Covid-19 pandemic worsening on our shores in recent weeks, the league has since been suspended and we thought we might just go through what this competition is, was, and what could have been. Singapore is well-known for being a country of football-loving fans. Ask anyone on the streets and the odds of that person having watched or played the beautiful game in some capacity are pretty high. But unfortunately, most locals’ passion for football have been…
We will never have another like Khairul Amri
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We will never have another like Khairul Amri

It was a moment that I will never forget. Singapore football has had its fair share of glorious moments over the years, but that was the first one I witnessed live with my own eyes albeit through live television. As a young boy not even into his teens, I remember sitting on the sofa watching intently as the second leg of the 2007 ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Championship final played out in Bangkok. The match was finely poised, with the aggregate score at 2-2 after Thailand had levelled the match through a 50th-minute strike from Pipat Thonkanya. With extra-time looming,…
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