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Dream Chasers: Interview with Pro Boxing World Champion Muhamad Ridhwan

The Chosen Wan talks about being Singapore’s first pro boxing world champion, becoming a role model and bringing local boxing to the next level.

Word on the Street: Samuel

Reading was always the one thing I was obsessive about as a kid. It actually got me into a lot of trouble because I would be reading during a math or science class…

Singapore Theatre: Review of “FRAGO” by Checkpoint Theatre

We review this brilliant play – written by Lucas Ho and directed by Huzir Sulaiman – that poignantly touches upon reservist life in the Singapore army.

Word on the Street: Batrisyia

During my culinary practicum, I realised that I’m pretty bad at cooking and actually enjoy talking to customers more. My culinary skills are good, but I was kind of slow in picking them up…

Word on the Street: Wen Pu Wong

This book has loads of content that you might find offensive. For example, if you don’t want to know about how to save the world by giving a blowjob, you might want to give it a miss…

Word on the Street: Mustaffa

Of course, I did realise I couldn’t travel forever. That was when I thought of maybe opening a hostel. Instead of travelling to meet new people, I could bring new people to me…

Episode 02: Zahier on Losing His Vision at 19, Transitioning into an Adult and Love at “First Sight”

Our audio engineer discusses his loss of eyesight right before his twenties, his love for music and status as a one-man-band, plus the romantic tale of his love found at “first sight”…

Word on the Street: Patricia

For a long time, I was one of those clichés – a sheltered girl with an overbearing Catholic mother. Everything I did – from getting straight A’s to joining an after-school activity – was to please her…

Word on the Street: Shi Han

I’ve been teaching for the past five years. I teach chemistry and maths in secondary school, but I wouldn’t say I teach subjects – I teach students as a whole…

Word on the Street: Amiera

It feels very good to have creative freedom. Back at my old company, I can give so much input, but the decision still goes back to that one person at the end of the day…

Word on the Street: Samantha

The day I watched Phantom of the Opera in Singapore was the day I knew I wanted to be in musical theatre. They came down in 2013 and I remember just how good the show was…

Shrey Bhargava: The Actor and (Unsuspecting) New Face of Anti-Racism in Singapore

The 22-year-old talks about what transpired during the auditions for Ah Boys To Men 4, his thoughts on being defamed by local blogger Xiaxue, and the police report that was filed against him.

Dream Chasers: Interview with Playwright Lucas Ho

The 33-year-old Associate Artist at Checkpoint Theatre talks about “FRAGO”, an upcoming play that touches upon the more poignant aspects of reservist life in the Singapore army.

Episode 01: Joshua Tseng on His Experiences with Degenerative Eyesight, Tumbling Down Lecture Halls & Blind Studying

On Channel Empathy’s maiden voyage, Arman Shah interviews his podcast co-host Joshua Tseng, the charming 19-year-old who was born with congenital glaucoma.

Word on the Street: Afiq

I got into nightlife photography six years ago. I was in the second semester of my first year at uni, and I wanted to practise more photography to escape the world of academics.

Channel Empathy: The Prelude Episode

Proudly presented by Etch Empathy and The Everyday People, this Prelude episode introduces you to Channel Empathy, a brand new podcast that sheds light on the marginalised in Singapore.

Word on the Street: Nigel

I’ve had selective mutism since I was nine. It’s an anxiety disorder which prevents me from speaking in certain circumstances where I feel out of my comfort zone…

Word on the Street: Syafiqah

I don’t even know how I survived JC to be honest; it was hell for me. I thought it was the ‘safe route’. I didn’t want to pursue a polytechnic diploma only to end up hating the course…

Word on the Street: Marcus

She cried the next few days according to my dad, but what meant the most to me were her words. She said, ‘The most important thing is that you are my son, and I still love you.’

Word on the Street: Zahier

I turn 30 today. I’m actually quite nostalgic thinking about the past and the things that I’ve done. It’s been a real journey, losing my eyesight and being blind for the past 10 years…