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Coping during COVID: Deployed frontline nurse shares his experiences
Life

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
Life

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…
Helping others during COVID-19 through gaming: Zenway Productions’ #PlayApartTogether
eSports

Helping others during COVID-19 through gaming: Zenway Productions’ #PlayApartTogether

We’ve seen multiple ways in which Singaporeans are supporting others during the COVID-19 pandemic, what with the very public campaigns of clapping and singing our national day song ‘Home’. Now we can add another to the list — gaming. Specifically, it is a programme aimed at raising funds for home-based nursing, migrant workers and lower-income families. Called #PlayApartTogether (or #PATSG), viewers can tune in over two weekends, 23 – 24 May and 30 – 31 May, to watch local personalities showcase their gaming skills on various popular games like Call of Duty: Warzone, Beat Saber and Just Dance 2020. View…
The Heck Is: The Singapore Premier League?
Life

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…
The long weekends of SG 2020: Plan your next mini-holiday
Guides

The long weekends of SG 2020: Plan your next mini-holiday

Working in Singapore can be a draining process. Luckily for us, Singapore also has one of the highest amounts of public holidays in the world, meaning just a few extra days without work to handle. For 2020 in particular, most of the eleven gazetted public holidays are situated on rather convenient days of the week. Take a look at our guide so that you can make the most out of these holidays and plan your next mini-vacation without sacrificing much of your leave: Chinese New Year Chinese New Year for 2020 falls on 25 January, a Saturday. This would mean…
In Pictures: When night falls, Haw Par Villa’s 1,000 sculptures and dioramas come alive
Exhibitions

In Pictures: When night falls, Haw Par Villa’s 1,000 sculptures and dioramas come alive

“The sea of bitterness has no bounds, turn your head to see the shore.” The world is the throne of evil, and as humanity goes through the cycle of sins, it is odd to say that Haw Par Villa is a place that one can get a revelation of sin.  Built in 1937, Myanmar-Chinese brothers Aw Boon Haw and Aw Boon Par of Tiger Balm fame erected these sculptures to educate the public on traditional Chinese folklore and mythology. It is simply unbelievable for a modern cosmopolitan like Singapore to house such a strange place like Haw Par Villa. Yet,…
Employees use reservist as an excuse to chao keng. Employers should do more to help them.
Longform

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…
$54 Huawei phone promo demonstrates the power of “Kiasuism”
Humour

$54 Huawei phone promo demonstrates the power of “Kiasuism”

Ever heard of this saying in Singapore? “Hell hath no fury like an elderly scorned”. Clearly, Huawei didn’t, seeing as how they have completely botched their whole promotional event for their phones. Specifically, their whole promotion was based on the upcoming 54th National Day and was targeted at people born during or around the Merdeka generation, aptly discounting their Huawei Y6 Pro smartphone to SG$54 from its original SG$198 price. By now you must have already heard about how it has failed spectacularly, with angry uncles and aunties causing a ruckus at various Huawei stores around Singapore. Obviously, the thought…
ICC 2019 Match Report: Boo boys mar Man Utd win in front of record National Stadium crowd
Sports

ICC 2019 Match Report: Boo boys mar Man Utd win in front of record National Stadium crowd

A record-crowd of 52,897, made up of largely Manchester United supporters, witnessed the Red Devils edge Inter Milan 1-0 at the National Stadium in the International Champions Cup last Saturday night. While the sea of red that engulfed the stands and the noise levels that emanated throughout the stadium were worth marvelling at, the boos directed at Man Utd captain Ashley Young were certainly not. Young, 34, was one of 10 substitutes brought on by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the 63rd minute, but his introduction was met with an appalling chorus of boos when his name was read out…
Barry’s Singapore Launch: The Creators Of The HIIT Workout Open Their Flagship Studio In Asia
Fitness

Barry’s Singapore Launch: The Creators Of The HIIT Workout Open Their Flagship Studio In Asia

Barry’s, the legendary gym that pioneered the foray into High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workouts in 1998 is bringing its breathtakingly high-intensity workouts (literally) to the heart of Singapore.   Adored by celebrities around the world, Barry’s first ever studio in Asia will be opening on 11 May 2019, at Level 3, 18 Robinson Road. Barry’s Singapore is owned by Fitness and Lifestyle Group (FLG). Barry’s Singapore studio spans across 4,293ft2, featuring a minimalist industrial space comprising of the brand’s signature Red Room, alongside the Fuel Bar, a retail space, and fully-equipped changing room facilities. Barry’s Brand Background A game changer…
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