Newsletters

We have written a series of “build-in-public” newsletters, which take the reader through our start-up journey. Sample them below, and sign up at the bottom of this page to follow us!

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Dear reader, “First she wore the tudung, then she no longer wanted to mix with us.” I have long heard some version of this argument—the slippery slope of conservatism and isolation—applied to Muslim women in Singapore. Proponents, fed by official narratives, imagine a world in which we can...

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Dear reader, Today, we’ve published a powerful, moving account of one Singaporean’s 30-year mental health journey. It takes us from the emotional fragility and fluctuations of teenage boarding school in 1980s’ England, to mid-40s’ introspection sparked by Covid isolation in a Singapore flat. It's a piece that must...

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Dear reader, Today, we’ve published our first-ever postcard from a Singaporean abroad: Amandas Ong, a London-based journalist, tells us about her experiences reporting from Ukraine. We also have a bumper issue of Singapore This Week, which includes our thoughts on a great new book by Anthea Ong, former nominated...

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Dear reader, This week, Jom has a new social media manager. Taahira Ayoob has replaced Fiachra Ross, who’s left for his Masters. In other words, a brown woman has replaced a white guy. Hang on. Why even mention skin colour and gender? It makes me uncomfortable to look at...

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Dear reader, I wanted to share some thoughts on the main talk of the town: the admission by Joseph Schooling that he and fellow swimmer Amanda Lim had sparked up in Hanoi in May, during the SEA Games. Big deal, many liberals might say. It’s just weed. Conservatives were...

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Dear reader, Today is Jom’s birthday! Well, in a way. Our paywall goes up today, though as you know we’ve been slowly building towards this. There are a few things to commemorate, but first I’d like to thank you for being with us on this journey. Jom...

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