A bad itch

A bad itch

Because of this pandemic, we have been washing hands and using hand sanitisers more frequently than before. However, this usage can turn into skin conditions for some.   With the current COVID-19 pandemic, we have been encouraged to wash our hands and use hand...

First digital edition of Silver Arts

Seniors can look forward to a total of 15 daily programmes, with a diverse and engaging line-up of activities in English, Mandarin, Malay, Tamil and Chinese dialects.   The annual Silver Arts returns for its 9th edition but this time virtually. Presented by the...

NSA Roadshow goes virtual

The week-long event promotes lifelong learning opportunities. The Council for Third Age (C3A) will be taking its National Silver Academy (NSA) Roadshow online this year. This year’s virtual roadshow will be a week-long event which will be held from July 27 to August...
First-ever Book Dispenser

First-ever Book Dispenser

The Choa Chu Kang Public Library may be closed for renovation but residents can still access books and materials they love.   The Choa Chu Kang Public Library (CCKPL) may be closed for renovation and won’t be reopening until 2021, but residents can still access...
Second opinion advice from experts to cancer patients

Second opinion advice from experts to cancer patients

The service enables patients from the region to make informed decisions about cancer care, with the aim of expanding their treatment options and improving clinical outcomes.    Singapore medical start-up Oncoshot is partnering with digital healthcare provider...

Living in my kampong

A 76-year-old shares how it was like living 43 years in a kampong, and the simple and tranquil life. BY: Samat Sulaiman   I am a fourth-generation member of a family of fishermen. My family lived in the old Kampong Tampines that was once part of Pasir Ris. I have...
Saving more for retirement

Saving more for retirement

The Government’s Matched Retirement Savings Scheme will be introduced next year. The Government will introduce the Matched Retirement Savings Scheme (MRSS) in 2021 to help Singaporeans aged 55 to 70 who have yet to meet the Basic Retirement Sum save more for...
An online chat service

An online chat service

To support survivors of abuse and violence, AWARE has an online chat and call-back service.   In April 2020, AWARE’s Helpline saw a whopping 112 percent increase over family violence calls received in April 2019. Over the month, the not-for-profit organisation...
Heart health campaign

Heart health campaign

Manulife Singapore puts the spotlight on heart disease through a video.   Manulife Singapore has launched a new heart health campaign, spotlighting the issue of heart disease amongst women aged 40 to 70 years old. In 2019, Manulife conducted a heart health survey...
Yoga & meditation app

Yoga & meditation app

Connect to teachers in Singapore and around the world and get personalised, live, one-to-one video classes customised to your needs. Yoga and meditation lovers around the world have a new way to connect thanks to a world-first mobile app called myyodaa. The app will...
Libraries to reopen come July 1

Libraries to reopen come July 1

More good news, however, there will be restrictions in place.   More good news on openings, however, with restrictions in place. The National Library Building, the National Archives of Singapore building, 25 public libraries and the Former Ford Factory will...
Hoarding – a pile of problems

Hoarding – a pile of problems

Find out about the symptoms and behaviour, and how to avoid getting to that stage. BY: Eleanor Yap We have all heard the news. Last year, a 68-year-old man was found dead by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) among piles of trash in his flat. This was after a...
Online game to teach good hygiene

Online game to teach good hygiene

Play the game with your grandkids so they can understand the need for precautionary measures. Score some brownie points with your grandkids when you see them. Brand marketing agency, GREY with game developer, Heartifact Studios, has created a gamified tutorial to help...
Singapore Heritage Festival goes digital!

Singapore Heritage Festival goes digital!

More than 80 programmes are available to watch in the comfort of your home. The Singapore Heritage Festival (SHF) is going digital fully for the first time in an effort to protect festival-goers’ safety and making it free for everyone. Usually there is a nominal fee...