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Jeremy Tong: Climbing Mount Everest

I had trained so hard, why did this have to happen when I was so close to the summit? It was a painful decision to make, but I knew that if I had continued, I might have lost my toes, so I turned back…

Ways of Seeing: Photographer Elephnt Captures Unique Lookout Points at HDB Void Decks in Singapore

The local photographer discusses “Ways of Seeing”, a photo-book that explores his fascination with the unique architectural elements and designs of residential blocks in Singapore.

Episode 03: Erna the Globe-trotting Mama’s Girl on Life as a Partially Blind Sound Engineer

Our second audio engineer discusses her rollercoaster of a life, from her emotional rock-bottom after losing her mother, to her motivations for travelling the world.

Gary Chow: SEA Games 2017 Athlete

Right now, I feel like I’m at my peak as a judoka, and I want to thank all of my training partners for lending me their bodies and time so that I’ll be in my best form…

Koh Thong En: SEA Games 2017 Athlete

A lot of hard work goes into that one throw in a competition…and I like how months of physical and mental preparation lead up to that one important moment to shine…

Shayna Ng: SEA Games 2017 Athlete

I’m attracted to the sound of the ball striking the pins. The impact gives me an adrenalin rush, and it drives me to strike over and over again…

Gregory Foo: SEA Games 2017 Athlete

Golf is a true test of skills, physically and mentally. It’s so easy to get ahead of yourself when you’re out there for four hours, so you have to stay in the present and be in control of your emotions…

Dipna Lim Prasad: SEA Games 2017 Athlete

On a good day, you find the strength to pull through as everyone else fades behind you, and that’s an amazing feeling. That translates to life in some metaphorical sense…

Nur Alfian: SEA Games 2017 Athlete

Some people assume that the SEA Games is easy for me as the defending champion, but it’s not. Silat itself originated in Southeast Asia, and most of the world champions are here…

Sasha Christian: SEA Games 2017 Athlete

When I’m on the water – be it for wakeboarding or waterskiing – I feel like a completely different person. Nothing can compare to the kind of focus that goes into it…

Mark Leong: SEA Games 2017 Athlete

When I finished the event, I didn’t know that I had broken any record. I didn’t know Singapore had not won gold in slalom skiing in 18 years…

Marah Ishraf: SEA Games 2017 Athlete

Rugby is a sport of many skills – you need footwork, endurance and hand-eye coordination – and it gives me the opportunity to show people what I can do on the field…

Jonathan Wong: SEA Games 2017 Athlete

I’ll be playing for my mother in KL. She passed away from cancer last year. She was the number one supporter in my life, and I know I’ll do my best if I’m playing for her…

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”…