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Social Enterprises VS COVID-19: Social Impact in the New Normal

In this article, we specially look into three social enterprises that have modified their scope of beneficiaries — Art for Good, Pope Jai Thai and The Nail Social — widening it to cater to groups of people badly affected by the pandemic and how their business operations have changed while doing so.

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Activism, The ‘New Normal’ (Pt. 3) – Arts Conservation

As part of our multi-segment look at how the different activist sectors are responding to the COVID-19’s impacts on their programmes and outreach, we zoom into Singapore’s very own arts scene.

This week, we had the opportunity to have a conversation with a representative from Arts House Limited – an organisation dedicated to enriching the Singaporean scene through the arts.

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The City Revival Saga: When Opinions Aren’t Just Harmless Opinions

As with all controversial things uploaded online, the video was swiftly taken down but the damage had already been done. Joanna Theng and Jaime Wong, the two featured in the video, also issued apologies of their own, before the former decided to “take some time off social media”. Despite the criticism, some have come to their defence, asserting that the pair were merely expressing their own harmless opinions. And this is where I disagree.

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Activism, the ‘New Normal’ (Pt. 1) – Migrant Worker Advocacy

Though the circuit breaker period has revealed many who have fallen through the cracks of Singapore society, it has also spotlighted the work of various peoples and organisations who are stepping in to plug the gap. In this series, we hear from activists to find out how COVID-19 has changed their different fields of activism, including mental health, migrant worker advocacy and LGBTQ rights.