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.

Humans of ISCOS: Edmund Ng

We want to let these kids see the light in their situations so that they don’t focus on their parents’ problems. By linking them up with mentors who are there to provide healthy influence in their lives, hopefully these kids will be motivated to move towards a positive direction.

Pink Ribbon Walk 2018: Raising Awareness of Breast Cancer in Singapore | Photo Essay

Are you ready for this sea of pink? Check out these stunning pictures by Kurt Ganapathy of the annual Pink Ribbon Walk that aims to bring hope and raise awareness of breast cancer in Singapore.

Humans of ISCOS: Ruby 

I think the greatest joy of what I do is making a positive impact on someone’s life. Education can really improve someone’s life for the better. When a person is better educated, s/he will be able to contribute meaningfully to society and pay it forward to the rest of the community, as was the case for me.

Grapple MAX: 50 Wild Pictures that Capture Pro Wrestling in Singapore

They say that wrestling is fake. While there is a degree of truth to that, the combination of passion and athleticism (and not to forget comedic timing) displayed at Grapple MAX: Enter the Ring was as real as it gets, or so photographer Kurt Ganapathy found out.

Humans of ISCOS: Teo Pok Zin

You can’t expect a 10-year-old to understand the world – even at 68, I still don’t understand the world either. And I know that my relationship with a mentee might not last more than two years, but hopefully when he grows up, whatever impression I’ve had on him will help him in the future.

Mid-Autumn Festival: 45 Pictures of the Bedazzling Lights in Singapore

Through rain or shine, resident photographer Kurt Ganapathy was ever-ready to capture the lights during the Mid-Autumn Festival in Singapore, from the bustling streets of Chinatown to the wondrous terrains of Gardens by the Bay.

Humans of ISCOS: Liang Kwang

ISCOS is preventing ex-offenders from returning to the world of crime and helping them become useful citizens of our society. Getting a job can be difficult if you have a record. I hope the public understands their plight and supports them.

Word on the Street: Fariqqin (Creator of Do Not Clique Podcast)

I know there are many influencers out there with very large followings because of their good looks, but it’s very important for me to interview guests who actually have something meaningful to offer. They must be recognised for their talents and passion for their craft…

Humans of ISCOS: Norlinda

Yes, I feel blessed right now. My husband and I are working hard to create a good life for our family. Whenever I’m tempted to do anything bad, I just look at my children’s faces as they remind me of what’s important. I’ve lost my son; I don’t want to lose anything else.

Sentosa Sandsation: 40 Photos of Southeast Asia’s Biggest Sand Festival

Resident photographer Kurt Ganapthy captures some sandsational photos of the Marvel-themed exhibition taking place until 16 September 2018 at Sentosa in Singapore.

Word on the Street: Raviin Kumar (Singapore National Runner)

Whenever I meet people, they still remember me for my sporting achievement in 2015 and how it inspired or impacted them in some way…but right now, I want to rewrite my story and be acknowledged for the person I am today.

Humans of ISCOS: Rennie Whang

Unless you’ve been through the ecosystem, it really is an entirely different world. The reality of what they go through is really quite difficult. If you believe that someone deserves a second chance, you should sign up as well.

Word on the Street: Sarah Bagharib (Founder of Crazycat)

Crazycat is a platform that hopes to inspire and empower everyday women. There are many women’s organisations here in Singapore, but most of them tend to cater to more privileged women who are already in positions of power…

Asian Games 2018: 50 Pictures of a Singaporean’s Experience in Jakarta

Resident photographer Kurt Ganapathy travels to the Indonesian capital to capture the festive spirit at the exciting 2018 Asiad.

Humans of ISCOS: Albert Teo

And in an ideal world where we can really make a difference, I want our students to discover and harness the community’s resources so that marginalised groups will be self-motivated to realise their own dreams and aspirations…

Word on the Street: Amanda Cheng

This project is very personal to me because it’s for my grandmother. She previously lived in an old estate on Pipit Road in Aljunied, but ever since her husband died, she’s been fearful of going back home. She says there’s no more motivation in life and is afraid of dying alone.

Humans of ISCOS: Mike Hue

Yes, I feel happy and satisfied now. My full-time job helps pay the bills, but the work I do here keeps me feeling fulfilled. To call it a calling would be an exaggeration, but I do feel a sense of satisfaction knowing that I can at least contribute something worthwhile back to society.

Word on the Street: Dennis “The Ladykiller” (Singapore Pro Wrestler)

Dennis The Ladykiller is a prize fighter. He’s very smooth and charismatic, and he walks out in a yellow robe and snakeskin tights. Yellow is not even my favourite colour, but I know that it suits the character. He’s very flashy, which is very different from who I am in real life.

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