Wildlife in our Concrete Jungle

Wildlife in our Concrete Jungle

Otters. Snakes. Pangolins. Slow Lorises. Wild boars. Does wildlife exist in our concrete jungle? Kalai, deputy executive director of ACRES Wildlife Rescue Centre believes so, and so we followed him on his journey for a day as a wildlife rescue officer. Remember the...
More than a game

More than a game

Ever heard of Roberto Firmino? If you went ‘Who’s that?’ like this writer, perhaps you’re not exactly a football fan. But for 11-year-old Rizky, this Brazilian professional footballer* is his favourite player.   Like Firmino, Rizky plays football, and has been...
Joy in their twilight years

Joy in their twilight years

Growing old doesn’t have to be a solitary existence. At O’ Joy Care Services, a sense of community and companionship allows seniors to interact and develop meaningful social ties.   I’ve recently realised, through observation, how my grandparents are...
Just 13, she’s a sensible spender

Just 13, she’s a sensible spender

Having extra pocket money for school necessities has been a boon for beneficiaries of The Straits Times Pocket Money Fund. It has also taught this teenager the value of money.   It’s never too early to start saving and managing your own finances. Adults like...
Water, water everywhere, not a drop to drink

Water, water everywhere, not a drop to drink

Would you drink an unfiltered glass of water from Singapore’s reservoirs? Probably not, so here’s why more Singaporeans should care about the rubbish that pollutes our waters.   There is probably no other place where being “kaypoh” is such...
Hope from the heart

Hope from the heart

Setting aside their personal struggles, this group of mums are neighbourhood warriors, selflessly reaching out to help needy families in Jalan Bukit Merah.   Meet Fizah, Zelah, Rene and Norma – the unsung heroines behind Sincere Hope, a group of seven...