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On Ending Workplace Discrimination in Singapore: A Panel Discussion by AWARE

This year’s National Day Rally speech expounded on the topic when Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced that fair workplace treatment guidelines by the Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP) will be enshrined in law. Under the new legislation, employees will be legally protected against workplace discrimination based on age, race, religion, gender, and disability. The specifics of the law are currently being formulated by the government, and we can look forward to their finalisation in due course. […]

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Tembusu College Students’ Record-Breaking Supper Jio Amounted to $1303.10

A supper jio is one of many cornerstones of the NUS hostel experience. Usually initiated by one hungry neighbour’s text on a group chat, the supper jio forms indelible bonds between residents new and old via late-night conversations and a shared penchant for post-dinner cravings. Fun, convenient, and an answer to both social and physical needs, it’s easy to see why the supper jio is universally loved across campus, including Tembusu College, one of the four Residential Colleges on campus.  […]

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A Christmas Ridge Special

This year, we’re doing something special (something special) again, but now we’ve expanded from ‘fits to everything under the sun! We asked The Ridge members to tell us their favourite Christmas things to do, movies to watch, or songs to sing.

So if you’re unsure of what to do on Christmas day, here is our present to you! We hope you get some inspiration and start your own Christmas tradition—if you don’t already have one—and indulge in the good cheer and fun! […]

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Storytime: Why the average Singaporean should appreciate storytelling

Singapore is lauded for being a meritocratic society. There’s no doubt that efficiency, productivity, and stability are important goals for a society, and these things are most commonly seen in the quantifiable. You can measure GDP fluctuations. You can count the output of a machine, and the fuel consumption of an engine. 

But in our pursuit of quantifiable merit, we, as a society, often push our children away from things with less tangible value—such as stories and storytelling. Before our children reach teenagehood, we push them away from reading for enjoyment, and towards reading textbooks. […]

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Squid Game Isn’t As Extraordinary As People Make It Out To Be. And This Is Why.

With more than 142 million views on Netflix, it is no surprise that Squid Game has gained massive traction. But I caught myself wondering: is the show really that spectacular? How different would it be from other survival shows like Liar Game and Alice In Borderland (AiB)? Determined to answer these questions, I embarked on a weekend drama marathon. Now, I’m here, two months after the show, to share my thoughts about it.  […]

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