You can recycle that large stack of magazines, but not an old refrigerator or television. While such bulky items make up more than 80 per cent (by weight) of all e-waste generated in Singapore, there are currently no programmes for recycling large household appliances, the National Environment Agency (NEA) told The Straits Times. … [Read more...] about Why can’t I recycle my old TV or fridge in Singapore?
Since her younger days, Miss Tan Seet Ynn has been mindful of her responsibility to take care of her younger brother Sean, who has autism. Her parents have continually reminded her that Sean, 17, who attends Eden School, may not be able to find work and support himself as an adult. … [Read more...] about PSC scholarship recipients inspired by their families
SINGAPORE - A polytechnic student's sentencing on Tuesday (July 17) for hitting a pedestrian while riding his e-scooter may mark the close of a chapter for him, but Madam Ang Liu Kiow's story continues. The 55-year-old was at a bus stop in Pasir Ris when Nicholas Ting Nai Jie, 19, knocked into her in September 2016, leaving her with severe brain injuries. … [Read more...] about Family of woman hurt after being hit by e-scooter rider grappling with her daily care
From receiving beauty treatments to dancing and singing, and even worship, domestic workers in Singapore have turned public parks into their one-stop entertainment venues. Hundreds have been drawn away from the malls and crowds in Orchard Road to parks in town, such as the Botanic Gardens, and those in residential areas like Toa Payoh Town Park. … [Read more...] about On their days off, domestic helpers head to the parks
Amid an influx of eateries selling mala hotpot alongside shops touting kitschy souvenirs, some tourism and heritage experts here are questioning if Chinatown is losing its local flavour. At a forum at the URA Centre yesterday, where preliminary findings of a survey on Chinatown were presented, attendees discussed among other things, the challenge of balancing commercial interests with cultural ones in the precinct, as well as its evolving role. … [Read more...] about Is Chinatown losing its local flavour?