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Grab introduces Hitch Club to reward everyday drivers contributing to a car-lite nation

Grab recently announced the beta launch of Hitch Club, the first-of-its-kind rewards program for everyday drivers in Singapore. As part of Grab’s ongoing commitment to support drivers on its platform, Hitch Club will bring about greater benefits for GrabHitch drivers through app features such as no-show guarantees and other merchant deals. Now, GrabHitch drivers will not only cover some of …

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Ler Jiyuan on the magic of film making and telling compelling stories on-screen

Ler Jiyuan is a Singaporean filmmaker who is an experienced storyteller. His diverse portfolio includes telemovies such as ‘Gone Case’ based on the award-winning novel by Dave Chua and ‘The Love Machine’ which was nominated for five awards at the 2016 Asian Television Awards. He’s also worked on TV projects like ‘Fiends and Foes’ and ‘Zero Calling’ as well as …

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UN urges International Criminal Court to investigate Myanmar military leaders for genocide, war crimes & crimes against humanity

A UN backed fact finding mission, mandated by the Human Rights Council to investigate allegations of abuse of the Rohingya in Myanmar, have called for the leaders of Myanmar’s military to be prosecuted for genocide in the Rakhine state as well as for crimes against humanity and war crimes in Rakhine and northern Myanmar. The group of investigators issued the …

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Saving dogs through GIFs

In an endearing little video, Ubersnap and animal rescue organisation, Save Our Street Dog (SOSD) announced their partnership to help get more rescued dogs adopted. SOSD is a volunteer-run organisation that requires public donations to continue their mission to rescue and rehabilitate street dogs. Sparked by the recent shift to the smaller Sungei Tengah pet shelter, and a dip in adoption rates, …

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The Vocal Consort singing Singapore onto the map in the international choir scene

Just recently, Singapore’s own choir group, The Vocal Consort Chamber Singers competed in the 1st Tokyo International Choir Competition (TICC) where they won the title of Category Champion for Contemporary Music, 2 Gold Diplomas, and a Special Award for one of their performance pieces. The Vocal Consort Chamber Singers is a subdivision of The Vocal Consort which consists of 23 …

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Photo of construction workers demanding to be paid their salaries goes viral

Update:  A spokesperson from Lian Beng Construction shared with TOC that the incident transpired in end May this year and was resolved on the same day the incident took place. The wage dispute was between a sub-contractor and the workers under that company and does not involve Lian Beng Construction Ptd. When asked what did the company mean by the …

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The ripple effect of institutional reform continues only with the determination of the people

On 18th August, Malaysian community organisation Engage organised a forum in Johor entitled ‘Can Singapore do a Malaysia?’ The forum centered around the historical shake-up in Malaysia’s recent 14th General Election which saw the 61-year ruling government ousted from office by the fresh new coalition of opposition parties called Pakatan Harapan. This peaceful change of government in Malaysia begs the …

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