People

Singaporean couple shares their journey into urban farming

27-year-old Justine Ong-Farmer and her 31-year-old husband Scott Farmer both had well-paying jobs in Singapore. Ong, who is the youngest of four children, was born and bred in Singapore, and comes from a large Peranakan family. She was brought up in a very lively and colourful home, and around strong matriarchs. On the other hand, Scott is originally from the …

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Singapore’s deepest female freediver: Anqi Lim represents her island in the Freediving World Championships in August

Freediving – to dive underwater without standard scuba gear. Historically, freediving was what people did to feed themselves via spear fishing. Imagine someone diving down to the depths of the ocean with nothing but a spear in hand, calmly looking for their next meal. Magical, isn’t it? Nowadays, freediving is gaining traction globally as a sport with two associations governing …

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Dr Paul Tambyah muses about Singapore’s politics, healthcare system and the upcoming general election

Chairman of the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) Dr Paul Ananth Tambyah was recently interviewed by The Online Citizen (TOC) regarding the history and motives behind his political career, his perspectives on Singapore’s public healthcare system, the controversy of his political donations and contributions, his opinions on the alternative parties alliance, the effect of the fake news bill on the imminent …

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A chance meeting, and someone’s life has been changed

A chance meeting in a coffee-shop in Potong Pasir between a wheelchair-bound resident and a potential Singapore People’s Party (SPP) candidate at the next General Elections has led to what can only be described as a life-changing meeting. On 2 April, when details of the upcoming 2019 World Para-Swimming World Series Singapore leg which will be held in May at …

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Lee Wen, pioneer of performance art in Singapore dies as 61

Lee Wen, beloved pioneer of performance art in Singapore, has died at 61 years old of a lung infection on Sunday, 3rd March 2019. The Cultural Medallion recipient best known for his Yellow Man series also suffered from Parkinson’s disease. He is survived by his wife, Japanese artist Satoko Lee and his 19-year old son, Lee Masatoshi. Before pursuing art …

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