After 37 years together, he finally proposed. “All of a sudden, he asked if we could get registered (for marriage),” says 84-year-old bride, Madam Chia Pee Kim. Find out how their wedding happened under the most unusual of circumstances.
Those who have lost jobs in the Covid-19 pandemic must now depend on safety nets that come in the form of government payouts. For those that fell through the cracks, here's how charities and initiatives in Singapore stepped in to provide free or affordable meals so they don't have to go hungry.
While homeless transgender women and those living with HIV can count on The T Project for safe refuge, Ms June Chua looks forward to the day her shelter is redundant.
A look behind the scenes at how 1,200 vending machines were rolled out to dispense antimicrobial masks for residents of Singapore.
How one woman chooses to spend Sunday mornings knocking the doors of one- and two-room rental flats to provide food, a clean home, and a haircut
“Heroes are made by the paths they choose, not the powers they are graced with.” – Brodi Ashton
Singaporean teens have been helping in overseas crisis situations since they were in kindergarten. Over the past pandemic year, the siblings have directed their efforts homeward.
How freegan, Mr Daniel Tay adopted a more frugal lifestyle to reduce his carbon footprint and find fulfilment rescuing discarded food.
Since setting up home in Bedok Reservoir estate in 2005, Madam Sandy Goh has, without fuss or fanfare, organised community initiatives to help and engage residents. The Covid-19 pandemic has since motivated her to do more to support her community through the difficult times. Her hope is for the efforts to help build a strong ‘kampung’ culture and create a caring community.
When cancer strikes young children, the suffering is hard on both the child and family members. While medical treatment in Singapore is excellent for the child, little attention, however, is paid to the family’s emotional needs. To help fill the gap, Ms Lesli Berggren, who lost her son to complications that arose after beating cancer, launched charity LOVE, NILS in memory of him.
Friends Joyce Tong and Christabel Ng, both 17, spent their December school holidays last year volunteering and reaching out to three girls in the Chai Chee community, providing academic coaching as well as fun and games under KidzCare @ Kembangan-Chai Chee’s ‘Homework Club’ programme.