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Human interest stories about people in Singapore.

Meet Thailand’s self-proclaimed graffiti ‘terrorist’, Headache Stencil
By Kathleen.F Published on by Kathleen.F 0

Described as Thailand’s Banksy, the masked Headache Stencil has been making political street art for the past few years now. According to an interview he gave to Art Whore, Headache says “…I really do “art”on the day military made coup in Thailand. Really Read More

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A true beacon of light in Singapore, Dr William Tan overcomes polio and cancer to change lives
By Kathleen.F Published on by Kathleen.F 0

Just recently, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II awarded Singaporean Dr William Tan the Commonwealth Points of Light Award for his outstanding contribution to the community. Dr William Tan’s story is really quite outstanding. He was born in 1957 and contracted polio at aged Read More

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How Ravi Philemon, former TOC editor helped a local tech entrepreneur when her family was homeless
By Danisha Hakeem Published on by Danisha Hakeem 0

In a viral Facebook post dated 24 July this year, Beyond Social Services, a non-profit organisation dedicated to assisting children and youths from less privileged backgrounds in escaping poverty, shared the story of Ms Liyana Dhamirah, local tech entrepreneur, who recounted her experience Read More

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Mr Chiam and Mr Jose Raymond's father meeting after 27 years at the CST Sports launch
One life-changing act of generosity helped jump start Jose Raymond’s path in politics
By Kathleen.F Published on by Kathleen.F 0

Jose Raymond made his political debut at 45, joining the Singapore People’s Party (SPP) earlier this year with a mission to make a difference in the lives of Singaporeans, particularly in the Potong Pasir constituency. His drive to give however, can be traced Read More

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A Week at All Saints Home, Part Two
By Kenneth Lin Published on by Kenneth Lin 0

Last updated on March 29th, 2018 at 06:06 pmNote: This is the second of a two-part series on volunteers at All Saints Home. Read part one here. == Three days later, the ABBS volunteers gather at All Saints Home in Yishun. One by Read More

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A Week at All Saints Home, Part One
By Kenneth Lin Published on by Kenneth Lin 0

Last updated on April 30th, 2018 at 02:01 pmNote: This is the first of a two-part series on volunteers at All Saints Home. Read part two here. == An old lady in a wheelchair looks up at me. She smiles and says something Read More

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Old Chang Kee switches to sustainable oil after petition hits 8K signatures
By Kenneth Lin Published on by Kenneth Lin 0

Last updated on February 27th, 2018 at 10:23 amOld Chang Kee, local purveyor of curry puffs and other local snacks, has switched to using a more sustainable palm oil after a petition started by local students accumulated over 8000 signatures. According to the Read More

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‘The Past is not the Past’, an exhibition to remember
By Kenneth Lin Published on by Kenneth Lin 0

Last updated on March 29th, 2018 at 05:21 pm“The party is not the….”, a visitor beside me squints into a portrait, trying to make out the tiny words handwritten just below it. After the words, an ‘Erica’ is signed. “The past is not Read More

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Petition supporting Jolovan hits 4915 signatures, delivered
By Kenneth Lin Published on by Kenneth Lin 0

The petition in support of Jolovan Wham, the activist who got slapped with 7 charges relating to organising public assemblies, has been delivered to the Prime Minister and Attorney General in both email and physical copy. Titled, “Drop charges against Jolovan Wham; Protect Read More

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HK Activist Joshua Wong expresses solidarity with Jolovan Wham
By Kenneth Lin Published on by Kenneth Lin 0

Joshua Wong, more commonly known as the face of the Umbrella Movement protests in Hong Kong, has expressed his support for local activist Jolovan Wham on Twitter. The Umbrella Movement was a series of protests in 2014 calling for democracy in Hong Kong Read More

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