say hello to Singapore’s first home-grown electric race car.

The NUS FSAE team’s R22e is more than just a speed machine, it’s a stepping stone to building EV know-how in Singapore’s auto sector. As you know, Singapore has no automobile industry, no race tracks, and bar a tiny number of exceptions these days, no motorsport events that local drivers can take part in. But that doesn’t mean Singapore has no race cars. Since 2001, the National University of Singapore has been ...

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meet the man who never leaves pineapple leaves behind.

With more people aspiring towards a zero-waste lifestyle, it's safe to say we're paying more attention to trash. But according to Harold Koh, founder of Nextevo, a company focused on repurposing agricultural waste, people have been overlooking one very important bit of waste - pineapple leaves.   From consuming ‘ugly’ fruit and vegetable, to upcycling your old pair of jeans, or shopping second-hand clothes – there’s been a growing focus on ...

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Hyundai’s Goal of the Century is a goal for humanity.

Hyundai's 'Goal of the Century' campaign featuring Steven Gerrard and BTS aims to unite the world through football for a sustainable future. What do football and K-pop have in common? If your answer is “crazy rabid fans”, well… You’re not entirely wrong. But whether you are neutral to these things or fall into one of the fan camps, one has to concede the potential of the sheer size of these fanbases. ...

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[creative juices] jynk ink: fruit juice skin stains.

28-year-old Jennifer Soon, also known as Jynk Ink, is a freelance jagua tattoo artist known for her botanical pieces. We meet up with her to learn more about her craft, and the popular plant-based temporary tattoo ink. It’s just after 1 in the afternoon as we pull up to Jen’s studio at Jalan Pelikat. Not having had time for lunch, it doesn’t help that the route to her studio is paved with ...

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kids invent the darndest things (for social good).

Rome wasn’t built in a day. But these talented youth take on real-world issues in the recent Invention Sprint Workshop for Youths. And all in the span of 3 weeks. There are some who’d say that kids these days are getting smarter, thinking faster and growing quicker than any other generation before. And though the reasons why may be debatable, I for one wholeheartedly agree too. it all STEMs from something. Image credit: ...

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Hyundai Motors electrifies tomorrow’s automotive-industry workforce.

The future is electric and today’s professionals and students are being geared up for what’s to come, all thanks to Singapore's Institute of Technical Education (ITE) College West, and Hyundai Motors. In partnership with Hyundai Motors, ITE College West has launched a series of Micro Learning Courses (MLCs) focusing on Sustainable Land Transportation Systems. not just for technicians. These MLCs offer an opportunity for current automotive industry workers, those looking to switch ...

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can plants heal you? Ajuntha Anwari thinks so.

Ajuntha Anwari has long been immersed in the healing traditions of Jamu and Ayurveda. But if your knowledge of both topics is limited to just types of massages, well… you’re in for a surprise. We find out more about plant-based natural remedies from the talented lady herself in this exclusive interview. What comes to mind when you think about traditional medicines like TCM, Jamu and Ayurveda? Being pinned with a hundred ...

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[creative juices] cheyenne alexandria phillips: nature takes centre-stage.

27-year-old Cheyenne Alexandria Phillips is a writer, performer, educator, Associate Artist with Checkpoint Theatre, and licensed tour guide! She also makes it a point to share her appreciation and understanding of nature and the environment with others. Some time ago, I asked a friend if she’d heard of any performers who were passionate about the environment. The first person she mentioned was Cheyenne. She told me about these eco-literary walks Cheyenne would ...

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food truths and fatherhood: a futr father’s day special.

Ahead of Father’s Day this year, we speak to engineer and father of 2, Freddy Tay, about fatherhood, family and the importance of appreciating food. 33-year-old Freddy Tay is an engineer, husband, and father to 6-year-old Lucas and baby Jerome. Having been a vegetarian all his life, Freddy strives to share his passion for cooking creative vegetarian dishes at home with his family and friends. Together with his wife Claire, they ...

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[creative juices] stephanie chan: mylkshaken and stirring.

In the first story of our Creative Juices series, we speak to 33-year-old Stephanie Chan, a.k.a Steph Dogfoot. A Singaporean poet, stand-up comedian and environmental activist, she discusses her views on writing, sustainability and all things eco. It’s late morning as we meet Stephanie at Shake Farm HQ to get all juiced up. We exchange pleasantries and she tells us that she’s actually a regular at the joint which happens to ...

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