Now in their ninth year, the Pink Dot SG movement has seen impressive growth. Their annual event has been held in the Speaker’s Corner at Hong Lim Park, which is the only place where groups in Singapore can protest or rally if a set of criteria is met. It has blossomed from an initial attendance […]

Roy uses a filtuese manuelle (also known as a hot creasing iron) to smooth out the leather and seal the edgecoat into the leather

The interiors of leather craftsman Roy Chan’s apartment are thoughtfully decorated with shelves housing neat rows of books, and its white washed walls a clean backdrop for the framed movie posters by Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-wai. A pile of rolled up leather takes its place beside the sofa, while a collection of leather cases […]

How do you define a chef? Is it his work ethics, the cuisine from his kitchen, or simply a culinary philosophy he espouses?

Wayne in Siem Reap for a social enterprise project

Humanity is under crisis. From Myanmar to Syria, Europe and Africa, the number of people displaced worldwide has surpassed a record 60 million. Refugees escaping wars, conflict and persecution make up 20 million, half of them children. As asylum states become more strained and states with limited resources constrict their borders, the situation gets bleaker with each passing day.

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Growing up, it was hard-wired into us that anything outside of a standard office job was unacceptable; we were taught that the most successful (and therefore, the happiest) people were those who had a career in medicine, law or mathematics. We were even taught the formula for this success: do well in school, graduate from […]