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XX Files - S1E32: Hitting it out of the park

XX Files - S1E32: Hitting it out of the park
16 Aug 2022 10:56AM
32 mins

The Singapore Squash Rackets Association is working hard to encourage more young people to play the sport. Multiple-time national champion and local squash legend Zainal Abidin says one way is to get more of our schools involved. Yasmin Jonkers speaks with Rilla Melati Bahri, an award-winning author of children’s picture books and Director of Mini Monster, about her next book which aims to encourage children to pursue the sport. Plus, we find out about a mentorship programme for women and more about the Progressive Wage Model for those in the retail sector.

XX Files - S1E60: Keeping the tourists coming

With F1 in September, as well as MICE Events, concerts, marathons and ZoukOut in December, it's safe to say entertainment is back! We speak to Thien Kwee Eng, CEO of the Sentosa Development Corporation, about how the island has remained attractive to tourists over the years. We also speak to Claire Jedrek, Singapore's only female race car driver about the W series, a championship for women. Plus

23/09/2022 32 mins

XX Files - S1E59: A father’s legacy

Joyce Lee is the daughter of the founder of Uncle Ringo — a popular carnival event company. She tells us how she’s hoping to carry on her father’s legacy, through various entertainment events in the coming months. Also continuing her father’s legacy is Low Sok Leng, founder of art gallery ARTualize, which features his works. She explains what the gallery is doing to support local artists.

22/09/2022 30 mins

XX Files - S1E58: World Alzheimer's Day

Dementia is very common in Singapore - 1 in 10 people above the age of 60 suffers from it. Emily Ong, Co-facilitator of Dementia Singapore Voices for Hope program tells us how she herself is coping with the condition, as she aims to empower the community. We also speak to Associate Professor Ang Swee Hoon from the Department of Marketing at NUS Business School about a proposed recycling scheme

21/09/2022 33 mins

XX Files - S1E57: Reading for good

Research by the National Institute of Education has found that teenagers from lower-income families are likely to have fewer books at home. Justine Moss asks one of the researchers, Associate Professor Loh Chin Ee and Dr Sadie-Jane Nunis, President of the Library Association of Singapore what it will take to encourage more young people to read. We also speak to Lia Leow about her son’s cancer

20/09/2022 33 mins

XX Files - S1E56: The life, sacrifice and wins of female athletes

We focus on three women athletes who have put Singapore on the map. CNA938’s Yasmin Jonkers speaks to Li Ling Yung-Hryniewiecki about her historic achievement as the first Singaporean woman to swim 34 km across the English Channel. We also chat with Saudi Tan, winner of Asian records in three powerlifting events, on how women can achieve excellence in the sport. Plus, Amanda Lee, Singaporean

19/09/2022 34 mins