Insurance claims from COVID-19

Yes, it is boring and a bummer to be hospitalised for getting the coronavirus infection and being quarantined. Worse still, I’ve dragged three other family members (and potentially a taxi driver) down with me on the quarantine order. Thankfully, they have shown no symptoms throughout the 14 days (my family members, at least) and I…

Coming home infected

If quarantine in Singapore comes with a sea view and room service, what does having a COVID infection mean?

Start of a Water Challenge

As Earth Day’s draws near, I’ve volunteered to take on a personal challenge with WWF Singapore to document the adoption of water-saving habits. It starts with recording my typical usage habits on Day 0 and then implementing the following five measures over a week-long period…

The Ugly Side of Beauty Products

Heartfelt words from an animal passivist. Do you know more than 100 million animals die in laboratories each year – in the US alone? That’s 17 times worse than the holocaust and no one is actually bothered by it. Why? Just because survivors (if any) of the brutality of a laboratory life cannot write memoirs…

Seafood that tastes better

How sustainable is our seafood consumption habits? Can we ensure that there’ll be marine species (to feast on) in generations to come?

Topping the world – Singapore in energy consumption per capita

We’re pretty familiar with the term “carbon footprint”. There’s the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC) for countries and there’re regulations imposed on companies on the way they treat pollutants and waste. Effective July 2016, SGX requires companies listed on the exchange to provide a sustainability report with a focus on their environmental impacts alongside…