Compared to those in South Korea and Taiwan, sorting and paying for the disposal of rubbish seems unimaginable in Singapore. However, perhaps such green practices could pave the way to make recycling a force of habit in Singapore.
So, how have societies outside of Singapore built up such strong recycling cultures, and what can we learn from them?
When you mindlessly scroll through the Internet, you would have probably seen advertisements featuring hungry children crying with pleas for donations. These kinds of advertisements — termed poverty porn — are a common sight here in Singapore, be it for attracting donations or calling for volunteers. While we are accustomed to it, why do we need poverty porn to encourage us to act? And what does this say about our culture?
Finding new friendships with the current social distancing norm is incredibly difficult and awkward, but how about socialising… distantly? Ignite’s Nicole discusses her experience making friends on a multitude of online platforms, and how best to navigate the world of internet friendship.
During the National Day Rally 2021, people had mixed reactions to a portion during PM Lee’s Chinese speech — sparking a flurry of anger online. While he does explain in his speech that the Government has stayed impartial and that the Chinese community has made sacrifices, there are reasons why you may disagree with him.
Be it dancing to a viral “TikTok song”, uploading videos about “hidden gems” in Singapore, or showcasing hidden talents, TikTok is the up-and-coming social media platform for those seeking a creative outlet, and for those looking for quick entertainment. Ignite’s Annabelle sits down with three of the platform’s rising Singaporean stars to find out more.
Dr Yeo Sow Nam was acquitted of all four charges of molesting a woman after she admitted to lying in court. What did it cost him? S$600,000 in legal fees over the course of his 4-year long battle.
Yet, the accuser still hides behind the veil of anonymity with a gag order protecting her, and the charge of perjury — if she is even charged — is abysmal. Is this really enough?