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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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Beauty pageant to tech industry: How Jeraldine Phneah took control of her career and bought a HDB flat by age 26

by ValueChampion Wondering how to break into the tech industry or how to purchase your own HDB flat before turning 30? We hope our interview with Jeraldine Phneah, a popular blogger who also works in digital advertising in Singapore, could shed some valuable insights that could help you achieve these goals. For young Singaporeans graduating from universities, the realities of the …

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New NMP clarifies misunderstanding over 2012 dishwasher fiasco

Back in 2012, Sakae Sushi founder Douglass Foo found himself in the spotlight after making a comment about the difficulties of finding a dishwasher even after offering a salary of S$3,000 per month. There was controversy about the details of the employment which led to an uproar from the public. When asked about this in an interview with The Online …

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NMPs do not dilute the idea of democracy: Impending NMP appointee Douglas Foo

Douglas Foo, the founder of Sakae Sushi, a multiple award-winning sushi chain in Singapore, spoke to TOC about his journey to success in the business world, and laid out his vision towards policymaking, in anticipation of his appointment as one of the nine new Nominated Members of Parliament (NMPs), which will take place on Monday (1 Oct). Mr Foo, who is …

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Josie Ho’s Search for Bliss

by Benjamin Cheah “Our natural state of being is bliss,” Josie Ho declared. Speaking at the Social Innovation and Global Ethics Forum 2018, the Hong Kong singer and actress delivered a presentation on her documentary Finding Bliss: Fire and Ice. Set in Iceland, the 80-minute film covered her journey to find bliss in the land of fire and ice. “Bliss …

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Kopitiam Boss goes for the kill to win at all costs

Recently, there have been online controversies over allowing so-called “social enterprise” operators by the government to manage the newly built public hawker centres. Many netizens have pointed out that many of these so-called “social enterprise” operators are nothing more than profit-oriented food court corporations operating under the guise of “fulfilling social responsibility”. Indeed, many of these “social enterprise” operators are …

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