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Finding Fulfilment in a Farmer’s Life

Oct 14, 2018 | No Comments
Finding Fulfilment in a Farmer’s Life

For many Singaporeans, the prospect of leaving a stable job to work on a farm might seem inconceivable. Not so for Mr Rajagopal Balakrishnan, who gave up his old job as a prison officer to work at his father-in-law’s dairy farm 8 years ago. He now runs it full time, from milking the cows to […]

#RedDotStories: Quailing to Success

Oct 7, 2018 | No Comments
#RedDotStories: Quailing to Success

As far back as he could remember, William Ho was a frequent visitor to the family’s farm and was no stranger to its inhabitants which comprised animals such as crocodiles, turtles, chickens, turkeys and frogs. Today, he is a second generation quail farmer having taken over the reins from his father. He reveals how he […]

Building Castles on the Ground

Sep 30, 2018 | No Comments
Building Castles on the Ground

Capsuled twenty-five storeys up in an office straight out of The Jetsons with its floor-to-ceiling glass windows and minimalist interior, Linda Pang, 48, greeted us with unassuming warmth, her small stature and deferential demeanour belying an astute capability that has been pivotal in transforming spaces into visionary habitats. The architecture stalwart sat down to talk […]

Breaking the Sound Barrier

Sep 23, 2018 | No Comments
Breaking the Sound Barrier

The Singapore School for the Deaf (SSD), which closed at the end of 2017, was a key institution for the deaf community in Singapore since it opened in 1963. We spoke with Barbara d’Cotta, the former Vice Principal of the school, about her decades of experience as a teacher and mentor to children with hearing […]

#RedDotStories: The Secret Life of Jimmy Boy

Sep 16, 2018 | No Comments
#RedDotStories: The Secret Life of Jimmy Boy

Former secret society headman, Toh Ah Ba, once led a group of over 20 members under his charge. He shares anecdotes and stories of a bygone era, and the lessons learnt from his past.

A Transition in Time

Sep 9, 2018 | No Comments
A Transition in Time

Amy Tashiana, 51, a former transgender model who carved out a successful career in the industry, shared with us her journey of self-discovery and experience in the modelling business. It was ironic that Amy asked to meet in Bugis, a former haven for transgenders between the 1950s and ’80s. Though many of them walked the […]