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Word on the Street: Sabrina Hamid

I experienced molestation when I was in secondary school. I was on the bus and the guy seated next to me lifted my skirt. I didn’t know what to do; I just alighted and cried about it…

Word on the Street: Clara Lock (Author of “Stay Gold”)

Facing a question mark on his mortality, he showed how being present is sometimes the greatest gift you can give someone. That was ultimately the legacy he left behind in this world…

Word on the Street: Muhammad Ashiq (Singapore Pro Boxer)

I wouldn’t look for fights, but if someone wanted to fight, I would. Why? Well, I grew up in a broken family and I just had a lot of anger management issues back then…

Word on the Street: Alice Zou (Founder of Asian Art Platform)

My favourite pastime was to visit art galleries. It’s funny now that I think about it, but I used to be so envious of the girls behind the counter. I wanted to be a gallery girl too…

Word on the Street: Asykal

My wrestling character is called Party Starter. He wears white tights and obnoxious gold knee pads. He’s a babyface, which is what you call the good guys in wrestling…

Word on the Street: Rong

I was extremely angry, and to this very day, I don’t really know why. Maybe the mention of marriage triggered some kind of post-traumatic stress disorder I developed during my childhood…

Word on the Street: JK

On certain nights, you even get to see planets like Venus, Jupiter and Mars in the sky. And the billions of stars; it’s like a blanket of stars…

Word on the Street: Khairizal

With so many boxing gyms in Singapore, I hope to create a healthy competitive environment where we can sieve out real talents to represent the country…

Word on the Street: Charmene

I know this person had the best intentions at heart, but I felt so offended. Am I bad news because I’m not pregnant?

Word on the Street: Hafiz (National Boxer)

I’ve had a total of 35 amateur fights now, 25 of which are wins. I guess I didn’t give up fighting because a part of me knew I wasn’t done with boxing yet…

Word on the Street: Jason (Beng Who Cooks)

This business is not for the strawberry generation, but I’m determined to change the hawker scene, one bowl at a time…

Word on the Street: Nurhakim

I told a dramatic love story about how a guy and a girl from two different worlds met, but brain cancer made her forget who he was.

Word on the Street: Aaron

I became a dad when I was 18. I got married the year I found out my wife was pregnant with our first son. Everything moved at such a fast pace after that…

Word on the Street: Jonah de Leon

Thanks to all my hard work, I passed my ‘O’ Levels the second time around. I got 16 points. I actually cried and my parents and principal were very happy for me…

Word on the Street: Dillah Zakbah

The more I talk about it, the more I can help unlock the passion for tech in other women and push them to get to where they want to be in their careers…

Word on the Street: Zoe

People always ask if I regret wasting four years studying something that’s not related to what I do at work. People always assume that everything in life must be interconnected somehow…

Word on the Street: Luqman

My life became really interesting after I turned 17. That was four years ago, and a lot happened at the time. That was when my passion for food and boxing came together…

Word on the Street: Tashka

In the past two years, we’ve already fostered four kids. To build relationships with them and see how much they’ve progressed since they first came to us has really has been one of our greatest joys…

Word on the Street: Heidi

As a Finn, you have this dream of living somewhere warm, and Singapore – being an English-speaking country – seemed easy to approach…

Word on the Street: Nurul

I’m actually quite a shy person. I won’t open up to you unless I already know you, and that’s why being a clown was great; I could hide behind this character that I had created for myself…

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