Lifestyle

Squid Game and Social Commentary: An Age-old Story, Refreshed

Teal tracksuits and white vans are set to become the go-to Halloween costume of 2021 as Squid Game continues to chart as one of Netflix’s best international series. While some are surprised by how the nine-episode series goes beyond senseless killing with an underlying tale reflecting Korean society, this isn’t anything new in the world of Korean dramas and movies.
So, should we be less surprised by the success of international media? Ignite’s Janelle shares her take on the series and the Hallyu scene.

Commentary

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.

Feature

The Mental Health Pandemic in Singapore

The current pandemic has unveiled many structural issues at home, from the cramped living conditions of migrant workers to the under-payed services that are often essential. While there are a
host of things to work on moving toward a new normal, one important topic seems to have escaped mainstream discussion amid all that is going on – mental health in Singapore.