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“It taught me about the values that mattered to someone in their dying days. Sometimes my aunt got very aggressive and shouty. I was hurt initially, but I eventually understood why. She reached her snapping point when she felt like she had lost her dignity.”
“Sometimes you feel like the path is long, but you need to take things one step and one day at a time. Instead of exhausting your mind thinking about the future, just do your best. If I can overcome all of my hardships and come out stronger, so can you.”
Changi Airport isn’t just a place to go to catch your next flight out of Singapore – it’s a destination in itself. Manisha Dhalani compiles a list of the best things to do here.
“If I have any message of hope, it’s that cancer is not a death sentence. You have to stay strong and fight. Through overcoming heart surgery and cancer, I grew stronger than ever. You have to believe that there is life after cancer.”
When a youth silently takes his own life, it means that there was no one out there to assure him that his life is worth living. Every youth needs someone to let him know that he matters, that it’s important he exists – everyone in this world does.
Kurt Ganapathy wades through a sea of red (with a few waves of lilywhite) in Boat Quay on a historic night in the UCL.
Bazaar-goers have no shortage of alternatives these days, from Our Tampines Hub to Woodlands and Suntec City, but as Kurt Ganapathy finds out, Geylang Serai is still very much the place to be in the lead-up to Hari Raya Puasa.
“I realised that in Singapore, we’re a bit more reserved, scared and cautious to do things. If you’re passionate about something, have a concrete plan, be consistent and be courageous enough to just dive into it.”
Photographer Kurt Ganapathy pays Singapore’s latest cultural phenomenon a visit to bring you this stunning set of images.
People of Legends | “What’s most important is that you never give up on yourself…You’re limited by yourself; nobody decides what your limitations are for you.”
I’ve learnt to keep working hard, have faith and trust the process. Whether it’s sports or business, believing in ourselves and our journey will help us achieve our goals.
Own an independent business or startup? Manisha Dhalani compiles a list of hip coworking spaces that you can check out and work from.
People of Legends | “At the end of the day, I just want to see our local boys and girls put in the hard work and win. When they win, I win too.”
“Still Life” draws from events in my personal life. I’m from the baby boomer generation, and we have a slightly more complicated childhood than, let’s say, the Millennials. I was actually adopted as a baby by my mother who was still single at the time.
People of Legends | “I want my dad to know that I really respect him a lot. We know it hasn’t been easy for him being a dad and a mom at the same time.”
Through “In My Shoes”, I hope to remove that financial barrier and give every kid in Singapore equal opportunity and access to proper (sports) footwear.
Think it’s impossible to find a quality hotel at less than $200 per night in Singapore? Manisha Dhalani proves you otherwise!
I knew there was no fixed road to follow if you wanted to be a fighter. But I guess I couldn’t help dreaming the dream, so I took a leap of faith and decided to just roll with it and see where this road would take me.
People of Legends | “Compassion is important because it helps me connect with people. I was at my worst when I felt like people didn’t understand me, so now I want to feel what others feel.”
Kurt Ganapathy returns to Chinatown and finds himself in the thick of the action as Singapore welcomes the Year of the Pig.