Feature

Singaporeans Suck at Recycling

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?

Feature

Is Singapore Addicted to Poverty Porn?

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?

Lifestyle People

Up Close With Singapore’s Rising TikTok Stars

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.

Commentary

Lies Can Destroy Lives: Why False Accusations Deserve Harsher Punishments

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?