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In a celebrity-obsessed world, we wanted to do something to celebrate real-life heroes. People whom we can look up to. In a survey conducted by Buzzfeed, they asked their members: Who’s your real-life hero? Here are the heartfelt results.

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“Are hobbies really that important to have?”


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Do you know that Singapore has five decades of sporting history? Here are the highlights from 1965 to 2016


Eight days before Singapore gained independence, two goals from Quah Kim Song and one from Majid Ariff in the final 17 minutes saw the Lions come back and beat Selangor 3-1 to retain the Malaya Cup (now the Malaysia Cup). An early birthday present, though it would be another 12 years before they triumphed again. Continue Reading…


Man Works 30 Years to Turn Sandbar into Lush Forest

Man Works 30 Years to Turn Sandbar into Lush ForestIn 1979 when he was 16, Jadev Payang saw something on the banks of the river Brahmaputra that made him cry – thousands of snakes and reptiles dying on a barren sandbar, where they had washed up after a flood. Jadev, who goes by the nickname Molai, made it his mission to prevent other animals in the region from dying in the same manner, but the Indian government did not understand his vision and refused to help. Continue Reading…


2015 was a year filled with celebrations of Singapore’s milestone 50th year of independence (SG50). Eugene Tan, Associate Professor of Law at the Singapore Management University, observed that the SG50 celebrations were about knowing our roots and “appreciating the strengths and weaknesses of our journey as a fledgling nation state”. He commented that through these activities, Singaporeans saw that they should remain positive about the nation’s future. But, that Singaporeans should not think that Singapore’s development is complete, as nation building is a “work-in-progress”. Looking back at the year’s events, he pointed that each citizen needs to reflect on and respond to what our independence means, what Singapore stands for and what being a Singaporean is. Continue Reading…