Singaporeans were abuzz with mixed reactions on Friday (June 18) when the Government announced that Phase Three (heightened alert) would reopen in two phases due to the recent spike in Covid-19 community cases. While some celebrated the reopening of gyms and maskless indoor exercise on June 21, others lamented the delay in returning to dining out in groups of five.
We sat down with inclusivity and mental health advocate Fathima Zohra to know what motivated her from feeling hopeless to sparking hope in others and learn how we can build a more inclusive Singapore.
On June 14 (Monday), the People’s Association (PA) released a statement in denouncing Ms Sarah Bagharib’s accusation that the association is racist.
While the PA and its vendor was in the wrong for using the image and Ms Sarah is the aggrieved party, that by itself does not provide an unrestrained license to weave narratives without evidence.
Beyond the typical stereotype of a philosopher, such figures have a much more valuable role in society than most realise — yet, there is a seeming lack of philosophers in Singapore.
So, what would a Singapore with philosophers look like?
Seven Centimetres From Myself, a short film by the producer of beloved local sitcom Phua Chu Kang, will be one of just 25 films to be screened at the Go Mental! International Short Film Festival 2021, a Berlin-based film festival primarily focused on mental health.
As Singapore continues to progress and develop, we often hear news of such heritage buildings being demolished to make way for yet another highway or MRT line, followed by the fight to preserve these buildings instead.
So, what do buildings have to do with our national identity and culture?
While many might simply wave peddlers away or ignore them completely, this team of six at The Signpost Project are going out of their way to ensure these forgotten tissue paper uncles and aunties are getting the Covid-19 relief they require.
Let’s be honest, Singapore is a pretty materialistic society. And it is only going to get worse.
The issue of mental health has risen to the forefront of the Singaporean youth consciousness in recent years, and for good reason; mental health is just as essential to our quality of life as physical health is. So, the question more and more of us are asking is: who can help me manage my mental health, and how can I find them?
With modern emphasis on one’s subjective experiences, doctor-patient relationships have since morphed into a collaborative model that recognises patients’ rights in making decisions over their treatment and care.
The lack of empathy from doctors, however, may just be the spanner thrown in the works.