Commentary

Can we be anti-work, Singapore?

Workaholic. Overworked. These are the two most common terms describing Singapore’s intense work culture. We hear about new strategies from nap pods to employee well-being days but none of them addresses the real question:

Can we truly reimagine the nature of work?

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“You’re Too Quiet”: Rethinking the Extrovert Ideal

For years, I struggled to figure out what was wrong. It was just not in my nature to confidently volunteer my thoughts in front of a crowd, or cheerfully banter with groups of people I was unfamiliar with.

Why are extroverts more preferred, and how can introverts find their place in a world that largely favours those who talk more?

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Why Do We Love to Gamble During Chinese New Year?

With Lunar New Year approaching, we start to hear the familiar sounds again: house-visits are often backgrounded by the clicks and clacks of mahjong tiles, and peals of laughter that follow the ripples of “Double! Double!” in a game of In-Between.

But why do we gamble during this season? And is there a line to festive social gambling?