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Original Singapore Shopping

What used to be the mainstay of international brands is now seeing a crop of quality Singapore-driven offerings that make shopping in the Lion City more original than ever.


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Are the Waters Really Bluer in Sentosa Cove?

Anyone looking to plunge into Singapore’s most prestigious residential community should consider these factors first.


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How Far Would You Go for a Good Cause?

Can you live through extreme sunburn, bee stings, getting kicked by a horse and losing your toenails in the name of charity? Because these are just some of the things Alexandra Toh has gamely endured in her quest to help those in need. The 27-year-old is the co-founder of The Chain Reaction Project, a non-profit organisation that takes on adventure challenges to do good. 


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The Gift of Life

Those who have had difficulty conceiving – or have gone through tough pregnancies – will be able to relate and draw inspiration from Dale Edmonds’ story. The 34-year-old experienced nine miscarriages in a span of 12 years before her daughter, Margaret “Maggie” Jane Ying Edmonds-Yap, was born in November last year. 


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Want to Make a Difference? Start with One Step

Just ask Kyle Neo. The freelance graphic designer, singer and avid backpacker is participating in a 15-day, 370-kilometre walk from Bangkok to the Burmese border to raise funds and awareness against human trafficking. Organised by Freedom to Walk – a campaign that uses our “freedom to walk” to help those who have been trafficked and are trying to survive – this gruelling but fulfilling activity is something that’s now close to his heart.


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Singapore On His Mind

Ashok Soota, Executive Chairman and co-founder of global IT services and solutions firm Mindtree, has visited Singapore over 50 times. Whether he’s here on business or for pleasure, he loves everything this country has to offer and talks about why he will keep coming back for more. 


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A Renaissance Woman

Dr Jannie Tay, known to many for building The Hour Glass, has also developed a traditional Chinese medicine business, is an avid environmentalist and is the brains behind The Republic. She talks about these varied passions with equal enthusiasm for each one. 


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BOOK REVIEW: Vanishing Point

What happens when a person disappears? Not just when they die, but when they become so disconnected that they are no more a part of this world, or when they simply decide to one day leave their lives behind? Singapore writer Felix Cheong, a familiar name in our literary scene, looks at these absences, voids and in-between spaces in this new collection of short stories, Vanishing Point.


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