What Does Moral Panic Have to Do With Public Policy in Singapore? Everything.

No policymaker will admit to this, but here is the ultimate hard truth to keep Singapore going: fear is a potent ingredient that is used in almost every policymaking process. To clarify, fear can sometimes be a good thing. For instance, support for the state’s...

Dear 19-Year-Old Self, Your Overseas CIP Doesn’t Really Help Anyone

Top image: Avel Chuklanov/Unsplash Here’s something I’m strangely proud of: I’ve never been on an OCIP (overseas community involvement programme) trip, nor ever wanted to go on one. Call me selfish, but even during Giving Week, when the media usually highlights...

Men Wear Makeup. Men Learn That Beauty Standards for Women Suck.

All photos taken with a HUAWEI nova 3i. With four specialised AI cameras solution of 24 MP + 2 MP on the front and 16 MP + 2 MP on the back, HUAWEI nova 3i ensures impressive photos with high clarity and bokeh effects. Every girl has a childhood memory where she’s...

The RICE Team’s Plastic Use is Killing the Planet. Chances Are, So is Yours.

Cover image for illustrative purposes. As workaholics who have too much to do and too little knowledge in the way of time management, most of the RICE team eats a sad desk lunch at least once a week. When we do, we dabao from the nearest hawker centre. We don’t bring...