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Singaporean model helps raise thousands to protect Bali islands from environmental damage due to over-tourism

On Saturday 8th December, Singaporean model, actress and triathlete Kelly Tandiono competed in Bali’s first SwimRun event, combining running and swimming in a true test of strength and endurance against the challenging open water and trail. The SwimRun was a fundraiser to help prevent hundreds of tonnes of plastic being dumped into our oceans every year. Also competing were Australian …

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Australian Federal Senator reveals in Parliament the “tragic underbelly” of Singapore’s prosperity, Singaporean social worker Jolovan Wham’s efforts in championing migrant workers’ rights

There is a "tragic underbelly" in Singapore amidst the Republic's economic prosperity, said Labour Party Senator for Tasmania and Chief Opposition Whip in the Senate Mrs Anne Urquhart, and that is "the plight of the one million low-wage migrant workers" hailing from "developing countries across Asia". Speaking in the House of Senate in the Australian Parliament on 13 Nov, Senator Urquhart …

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Has this poor 79 year old man literally worked himself to death?

News reports of a 79 year old man who has apparently died in his flat tugs at my heart strings and reminds me of everything that we as a society have to do better at. This man represents to me, all the failings of our society. According to neighbour, Mr Luo, the deceased had been working as a cleaner at …

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AWARE launches Aim for Zero campaign to end sexual violence

Singapore’s leading women’s rights and gender equality group AWARE kicked off their Aim For Zero campaign last week with a hard-hitting video featuring 10 women courageously opening up about their sexual violence and harassment. Their stories give us a glimpse of some common experiences among sexual violence survivors: battling victim-blaming attitudes, unsympathetic employers who took no action, or parents who …

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Facebook user’s act of kindness sparks a wave of emotions

Facebook user Claris Ortega shared an experienced she had at the Clementi Food Centre last week that would melt anyone’s heart. While Ms Ortega was at the food court, she saw an elderly lady ‘pushing a trolley of folded up carboard boxes using rafia string as her belt’ who went up to the next table looking hungrily at the plates …

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