Dilemma of a Food Delivery Rider

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With the outbreak of COVID-19, businesses are scrambling to maintain a semblance of business continuity which enabled work-from-home arrangements as part of the new normal. As a result, gig workers like 23-year-old Mohd Rifqy become a crucial lifeline, delivering food and other supplies to people. Rifqy, who recently completed his national service, shared that working […]

What can we do about the rising cost of living?

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Inflation and GST- two words that are emotionally charged. It can change a casual chat into a loud and sometimes angry debate, or it may even deflate your spirits as you rework your upcoming plans that require money. Beyond the dismay, most feel about the rising cost of living in the anxiety that things may […]

Work Hard for More Huat!

While most of us were at home, chilling on the couch watching Netflix and spending time with family and friends during this festive period, Mr. Steven Chua was busy on the roads, ferrying passengers to their gatherings. This father-of-three has supported his family as a taxi driver for 17 years. For him, forgoing family time […]

Handicapped delivery worker inspires others with his independence

On 2 Sept, an FB user Imair shared a heartwarming story about a handicapped delivery worker. The handicapped delivery worker, Zahi, braved the rain and delivered items via public transport from Woodlands to Tampines! When Imair saw Zahi at his doorstep, he thought Zahi was a salesperson and was surprised to learn that he was […]

Help the vulnerable without exposing their identities

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Previously, we carried an article on how The Online Citizen (TOC) refused to apologise for misleading the public. The incident involved an elderly woman with dementia and TOC tried to create the falsehood that the police was bullying the woman. Police camera footage released showed that it was untrue. That incident showed how damaging it […]

A consistent effort to show kindness to our migrant workers

On Hari Raya Haji, Singaporeans probably let out a collective sigh of frustration after it was announced that we were heading back to Phase 2 (Heightened Alert). Indeed, the recent setback in our Covid fight has been a matter of great frustration for law-abiding citizens and businesses alike. That said, can you imagine how tough […]

Enhancing the Progressive Wage Model (PWM) for Lift & Escalator Sector? YES!

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“From thirty storeys if you fall, I think your body will be smashed right…” This was what lift technician Mohammad Hazri previously shared in TV series, On the Red Dot. Today, there are an estimated 70,000 lifts and 7,000 escalators in Singapore. To keep our lifts and escalators functioning smoothly, technicians like Mohammad Hazri often […]

NTUC FairPrice to offer discounts to lower-income families

Lower income families with CHAS blue cards will be receiving a 3% discount every Thursday at NTUC FairPrice stores until the end of 2021. This discount is applicable at all 149 FairPrice stores, including FairPrice Finest outlets and FairPrice Xtra hypermarkets, as well as FairPrice on Wheels and all 84 Unity pharmacies. To receive the […]