Celebrating the Rich and Diverse Cultures One Voice: The Best of ASEAN Performing Arts

Celebrating the Rich and Diverse Cultures One Voice: The Best of ASEAN Performing Arts

On 9 November 2018, 10 top music acts from across Southeast Asia came together and played for a one-night only concert at Victoria Theatre in Singapore last evening. Titled One Voice: The Best of ASEAN Performing Arts, the concert showcased an exciting mix of musical genres from Southeast Asia, celebrating the dynamic, innovative and vibrant spirit of the ASEAN community. Grace Fu, Minister for Community, Culture and Youth Singapore was the Guest-ofHonour for this event. Held in conjunction with Singapore Writers Festival 2018, One Voice was presented by the National Arts Council and supported by the Ministry of Culture, Community and...

Guards at The Taj [Theatre Review]

Guards at The Taj [Theatre Review]

Guards at The Taj is based on a violent Indian myth around the Taj Mahal. It revolves around two guards that are ordered not to look at the monument before the first light, as this honour is only reserved for the emperor Shah Jahan.  The premise is simple enough but the journey is certainly not. Directed by Jo Kukathas, seen recently as Caesar in Julius Caesar at Shakespeare in the Park 2018, she has brought to Guards at The Taj, the same, if not more of the intensity, blood and betrayal of her previous role. Babur (Jay Saighal) and Humayun (Ghafir Akbar) put out...

They say I’m crazy, selling second-hand clothes will never be a scalable business: Refash CEO Aloysius Sng on riding the waves of fast fashion

They say I’m crazy, selling second-hand clothes will never be a scalable business: Refash CEO Aloysius Sng on riding the waves of fast fashion

Photo Credits to Inslee Haynes You stand in front of your opened wardrobe, haphazardly pick up the dress that had rolled off the shelf, and for the third time try to stuff it back into the paltry space that’s left, as if it was a game of Tetris. Behind you is a pile of freshly washed clothes, still waiting to be kept among your pile of old ones. It’s been 10 minutes, you are running late, and you still do not have anything to wear. Never mind that the closet is bursting at its seams, you still can’t wait for...

Interview with Yu Gao-Fei: Founder of Learnseeker

Interview with Yu Gao-Fei: Founder of Learnseeker

  1. Share with us the activities you are taking part in while studying in NUS. I was mainly running my company (learnseeker.sg) while studying in NUS and learning from a myriad of business mentors about how to run & scale a business from zero. It was a great 4 years. I learned most of my business knowledge and skills through my experience running Learnseeker. On the side, I was also the founder and president of Raffles Hall Sponsorship Club, of which I managed to secure $10,000 worth of sponsorship amount for Raffles Hall within my stay there. It was...

Exclusive Interview with MP Sun Xue Ling: Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of National Development

Exclusive Interview with MP Sun Xue Ling: Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of National Development

  1) Share with us the activities you took part in while studying economics in NUS. While studying economics at NUS, I was also in the publications team for NUS Political Association. I enjoyed interacting with other students, reporting on student activities as well as conducting interviews with interesting personalities. 2) What made you decide to pursue a Master of Science in International Political Economy with Merit from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)? I decided to do a master programme in London as it is a bustling international city and I wanted to see the world. I...

Interview with Geraldine Tan – Founder of The Therapy Room Singapore

Interview with Geraldine Tan – Founder of The Therapy Room Singapore

Geraldine holds a Masters in Applied Psychology and is a Doctorate Candidate of Clinical Psychology. She has almost 2 decades of experience working with individuals with a multitude of psychological problems. Geraldine is trained in a number of techniques including, Choice and Reality Therapy (CTRT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). Her desire to help has her fill her toolbox with exciting therapeutic methods like, Hypnotherapy, Play, Clay, Sand and Colour Therapy. She is also an ACTA accredited Trainer. She uses these techniques to help clients with clinical disorders and behavioural issues. Her clients span...

Interview with Joan Pereira – Member of Parliament for Tanjong Pagar GRC

Interview with Joan Pereira – Member of Parliament for Tanjong Pagar GRC

(image courtesy of Joan Pereira) 1) Share with us the activities you took part in while studying in NUS. I took part in the NUS Catholic Students’ Society. 2) What is your greatest takeaway from NUS? NUS gave me the confidence to pursue my dreams and empowered me with the necessary tools to find my way in whichever path that I chose to take. The learning does not stop at university education. In fact, it is really only the beginning of many lessons that I have learnt throughout my career. 3) What are your hobbies? In my free time, I enjoy...

Temasek Foundation Ecosperity awards $980,000 to RWDC industries for tackling single-use plastics

Temasek Foundation Ecosperity awards $980,000 to RWDC industries for tackling single-use plastics

Temasek Foundation Ecosperity announced on 11 July 2018 that RWDC Industries Pte Ltd has emerged the winner of the inaugural edition of The Liveability Challenge with its proposal to produce drinking straws made from a certified biodegradable biopolymer, which can replace single-use plastic straws. With the win, Temasek Foundation Ecosperity has awarded S$980,000 to RWDC Industries to jumpstart the testing and production of its drinking straws, and thereafter to produce other biodegradeable alternatives to plastic products. Presented by Temasek Foundation Ecosperity and organised by sustainability media Eco-Business, The Liveability Challenge aims to close the gap between the ideas that will...