Not Everyone’s a Podium Finisher — And We Shouldn’t Need to Be

2021 was a grand year for the Singapore sports scene, with Paralympian Yip Pin Xiu defending her gold medal and badminton player Loh Kean Yew clinching the BWF World Championships title. But what are sports like for youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)?

Ignite follows a team of graduating Republic Polytechnic SHL students to find out more about how we can make sports more inclusive for youth with special needs.


ThisConnect.today: Breaking Records & Breaking Stigma with 500-Mask Mental Health Art Exhibition

Who are you beyond your job? What does it mean to die a fulfilling death? Why have you decided to click on this post? Local mental health and arts advocacy group, ThisConnect.today is asking all the hard questions in their latest exhibition ‘What Am I, If I Am Not?’. The highly experiential exhibition boasts a record-breaking 572 masks from their Masks of Singapore project, as well as other tactile and thought-provoking pieces. Ignite speaks to ThisConnect’s founder, Ming Kwang, to find out more.


Goodstock: Rekindling Support for the Ubin Community

What does Ubin mean to you?

For one group of Republic Polytechnic’s School of Sports, Health, and Leisure staff and students, Ubin is like their ‘second home’. Seeing the dwindling business and health gaps for less mobile residents on the island, this community group is hoping more people will return to the island and support residents with ‘the simple things’.