Wan: Leaving the High-End Salon Life to Work Alongside People from Different Backgrounds at ThugLife Barbershop

I named it ThugLife because a handful of the guys I hired had served time before. They wanted to walk down a different path in life, and since they had the talent and right attitude, I invited them to come on board to be part of my dream team.

Sie Cheong: Heartbreak of Losing Wife to Breast Cancer Inspires Man to Join Pink Ribbon Walk

I’m okay. I was just glad she didn’t have to suffer anymore, but I do miss her. I miss everything about her. What can I say? It was love. I still wear our wedding ring to this very day.

12 Family-Friendly Things to Do in Singapore Throughout 2019 

Manisha Dhalani comes up with a lifestyle guide to help you maximise your weekend family time every month without going out of Singapore.

Christmas 2018: 50 Photos from Orchard Road’s First Disney-themed Light-up

Kurt Ganapathy makes his annual pilgrimage to the world-famous shopping strip to find joy, love and laughter amidst the glitz and glamour.

Singapore Dog Festival 2018: 40 Adorable Photos of a Canine Christmas

Kurt Ganapathy heads to The Grandstand to check out Singapore’s first night market for dogs.

Deborah Emmanuel: Finding Herself After Losing Her Mother and Serving Time in Prison

All I ever wanted was for him to be proud of me. As a child I just wanted his approval and felt like I never got it because I was in lots of trouble. But he’s released me from some stuff I hadn’t really resolved from my childhood.

Greg “Glorious” Ho: Elevating Singapore’s Pro Wrestling Scene Through Grapple MAX

Once they see that we’re not a bunch of people who are trying to emulate what they see on WWE, and that we’re just a bunch of hardworking people training to entertain, they’ll want to come back and be a part of this.

25 Barbershops for the Best Shave and Gentleman’s Haircut in Singapore

Manisha Dhalani comes up with a list of gentleman barbershops across Singapore to help you stay dapper with the perfect shave or haircut at the end of Movember or anytime of the year!

Humans of ISCOS: Muru

There were days where I felt stressed, depressed and really broken down. Why was I still being labelled? Why were they still thinking of me in a negative way? That was a real struggle for me, but I used their words as inspiration to turn over a new leaf.

Darshita and Ayesha: Two Singaporean Women Help Rohingya Refugee Kids in Bangladesh

I’ve always believed that if you felt passionately about a cause, you should do something about it. Don’t just say you care but do nothing. Action speaks volumes. I’ve always been drawn to issues of conflict involving refugees, so that’s why I continue to do the work that I do.

World War I, 100 Years Later: 50 Photos from Remembrance Day 2018 in Singapore

November 11, 2018, marked the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, and Kurt Ganapathy was at Kranji War Memorial to attend the Remembrance Sunday Ceremony.

Humans of ISCOS: Jayson

We’re all trying in life. We’re all trying to be who we think we’re supposed to be, and in order for those recovering from addictions to reach that state of self-actualisation, people like you and I need to give them a fighting chance.

21 Social Enterprises and Non-Profits You Can Volunteer With in Singapore

Looking to do good? Here’s a list of organisations that you can support to make the world we’re living in a better place.

Deepavali 2018: 50 Photos from Little India as Singapore Celebrates the Festival of Lights

Joining the crowds on their trek along Serangoon Road, resident photographer Kurt Ganapathy captures the essence of the annual festivities.

Humans of ISCOS: Jo-Anne

In the real world, there will always be underprivileged people who are struggling every day. But where ex-offenders and their children are concerned, I think there is a need for a change in how the community perceives them…

Tracy Hoo: A Breast Cancer Survivor Inspires Hope in Other Women

But I want women out there to know I understand what you’re going through, and I just hope to be an inspiration to you. Just stay positive, get the necessary treatment, and everything will be alright. It’s not the end of the world. There is life after cancer.

Humans of ISCOS: Timon Chiong

There’s nothing complex about how I’m going about doing it. I don’t have to be a politician or impact the world in some grand way. If I can just be a friend to somebody, especially somebody in need, that fills my heart with joy…

Humans of ISCOS: Normizan

Now that I’m out, my daughter and I are able to really build our relationship. Our first meeting was very weird and awkward, of course. We didn’t really talk much. I’d speak a word and she’d reply with a single word. But I’m happy that she is slowly starting to open up more…

Liyana Dhamirah: A Once Homeless Mother Rebuilds Her Life from Rock Bottom

Looking back upon my life, what I’ve really learnt is the importance of resilience; persist no matter what. I always ask my kids, ‘Do you remember what we went through? Never forget that. Because that period made you so much stronger.’

21 Fun Activities to Do with Your Kids During the School Holidays in Singapore

Have no plans to fill up the precious time with the little ones during their school hols in Singapore? Here are some snazzy ideas for the young (and the young at heart) by Manisha Dhalani.

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