“One-Man Museum” Koh Nguang How Painstakingly Collects Pieces Of Singapore’s Cultural History

Koh Nguang How The 'Everyday Hero' If you were to walk into Mr Koh Nguang How's apartment, you may be startled to see his place overflowing with newspaper cuttings, files, books, posters and boxes choked with reportage. We imagine it would look like the project he created for the Singapore Biennale 2011, which used...

8 Kirsten Tan Works To Check Out Before You Watch Her Sundance-Winning Film

Doing Singapore Proud Filmmaker Kirsten Tan, 35, is the latest Singaporean to have done the country proud on the international stage - her debut feature film Pop Aye recently won the World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Screenwriting at the world-renowned Sundance Film Festival. Source Her win may very well signal a...

1,500 Years Of Singapore’s Ancient History Before Raffles Came Along – The Concise Version

Singapore's History From Sir Stamford Raffles to Yusof Bin Ishak, most of us probably know at least something about Singapore's past. Our ancient history, however, somehow seems to be forgotten, left untouched in our old history books. So ask yourself, what really was the foundation of our tiny little red dot? Let's take a...

10 Sumiko Tan Articles That Are The Pinnacle Of Singapore Journalism

Straits Times Editor Sumiko Tan Sumiko Tan is a household name in Singapore. She's widely recognised by many, not only to the diminishing number of people who actually read The Straits Times. Ms Tan, who is the paper's executive editor, now hosts a new series in The Sunday Times titled "Lunch with Sumiko"....

Poly Student Helps Out At Parents’ Stalls Everyday But Still Has Time To Win...

Ng Jun Xuan The ‘Everyday Hero’ Do you sometimes feel that 24 hours a day just isn’t sufficient for you to do everything you wanted to? Maybe you can learn a thing or two from 20-year-old Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) student Ng Jun Xuan. He recently clinched the gold medal at the...

6 Mixed-Heritage People Who May Be Blocked By The Community Committee From Running For...

Committee To Judge Ethnicity Singapore's parliament is again trying to tweak the system that determines our Elected Presidency (EP), by introducing a panel known as the "Community Committee" to certify presidential candidates' ethnicity. The proposed panel will be composed of a chairman and three sub-committees (Malay, Chinese and Indian & other...

12 Signs You Have Chinese Privilege And Don’t Even Know It

Unaware Of Chinese Privilege? An article titled “What Privilege Looks Like in Singapore”, which has been circulating around the Internet, sheds some light on what ethnic Chinese people in Singapore are blinded by — bullying among minorities and job interviews being a “relatively uncomplicated process”. We think that delving into a...
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Unabated Racism On SPH-Owned HardwareZone Shows Disturbing Ignorance And Privilege

Racism On HardwareZone Well-known forum HardwareZone is a site many Singaporeans use and can relate to - but perhaps they should keep a closer eye on what some of its members are posting. A thread that discusses an incident where Kiss 92 FM DJs made racist remarks on-air has itself turned...
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Haziratul Zakirah – Girl Aces Her O Levels After Giving Up Social Media

Haziratul Zakirah The “Everyday Hero”   The next “Everyday Hero” we're featuring, after our stories on the one-handed hawker and "Uncle Bread", is 16-year-old Haziratul Zakirah. Zakirah, who received her O-level results on Wednesday (Jan 11), was one of the top scorers from Hong Kah Secondary School - thanks to her determination to give...
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Yee Meng Yong – One-Handed Hawker Supports Family By Selling Delish Bak Chor Mee

Yee Meng Yong The "Everyday Hero" In another profile on an "Everyday Hero", we take a look at Mr Yee Meng Yong, 54, who owns Punggol Noodles at Lorong Ah Soo Market and Food Centre at Hougang Avenue 1, has worked tirelessly for 22 years to support his family -...

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