Author: Arman ShahPage 1 of 14

A former travel writer with fond memories of solo adventures in Southeast Asia, Arman is now founder and editor of The Everyday People.

If you ever see him approaching with a camera and voice recorder in hand, please choose kindness and don’t decline his request for an interview.

Shrey Bhargava: Celebrating the Improvements in Quality Roles for Minority Actors in Singapore

“If you are dedicated, resilient and have thick skin. If the art you make – as an actor, musician, singer or dancer – brings you and the people around you joy, then all I can say is be really, really good at what you do. Let your work speak for you.”

Jean Ling: Being in a Wheelchair Will Not Define Me

How do you cope with life’s unexpected events? Jean Ling shows how she didn’t just survive but thrived after a car accident in New Zealand.

Hirfan Romzi: Looking at a Game of Chess as a Metaphor for Life

The Founder of Aliwal Chess Club talks about how their community gatherings are never just about playing chess. “When you play chess, everything happens within those 64 squares….

Pranati Bagchi: Inspiring Girls to Love Tech Through The Lavender Spaceship Project

“What keeps me motivated is purpose. I cannot imagine doing anything else. When I get feedback from my team that the girls are motivated to continue with our courses, it’s such a motivator for everyone.”

John Lim: Author Talks About Overcoming Suicidal Thoughts After Failing to Become a Doctor

This World Mental Health Day, John Lim of Live Young and Well wants you to love yourself and lean on the power of friendships. 

Singapore Sci-fi Film Review: “Solitude” by Vikneshwaran Silva

The award-winning filmmaker tackles the issue of seniors living and dying alone at home in a world that’s increasingly dependent on AI.

Raymond Lim: Overcoming Gambling Addiction to Be a Better Husband, Father and Businessman

“I’ve learnt that when you gamble, you don’t only hurt yourself, but you hurt the people closest to you as well. So now, it’s not just about not wanting to fail myself, but also not wanting to fail the people I love.”

58 Best Co-Working Spaces in Singapore

Own an independent business or startup? Here’s the list of the best co-working spaces in Singapore that you can check out.

Singapore Theatre Review: “Tender Submission” by Lucas Ho

Online Editor Arman Shah pens his thoughts on “Tender Submission”, the latest play that’s proudly staged by Checkpoint Theatre.

Playwright Lucas Ho Has a Deeper Conversation with Arman Shah

In episode 01 of our brand new podcast “Deeper Conversation with Arman Shah”, Lucas Ho talks about his latest play “Tender Submission” that’s presented by Checkpoint Theatre.

Benjamin Tan: Moulding the Future Generation of Cybersecurity Specialists in Singapore

“Developing cybersecurity habits over a period of time is like knowing that you should wash your hands after you use the washroom, or wearing a mask in public if you are not feeling well.  We cannot stop the digital revolution, but everyone has a part to play in cybersecurity.”

How to Enjoy the Best Co-Working Spaces in Singapore for $10/day 

Calling all bootstrapping entrepreneurs and freelancers. Money doesn’t grow from trees, but that’s okay with a co-working app like WorkBuddy.

Siti Khalijah: How a Shy Girl From ITE Found Her Passion and Calling in Acting and Theatre

“Being a part of the musical felt amazing, because as ITE students, we were already looked at as the black sheep of society. So there was this genuine sense of unity; this sense of brotherhood and sisterhood. Everyone in the production really looked out for one another.”

Ng Chih Chung: From Prison to Pedals, a Journey of Redemption and Resilience

“Whenever I hear how challenging it is for ex-offenders like myself to secure jobs, I am reminded of how  fortunate I have been. My only hope is that society will be more widely accepting of ex-offenders starting afresh.”

Niranjan Pandian: Music Offers Solace to Gifted Musician Who Suffers from Painful Skin Condition

“Everyone was born for a reason, and mine is to help the next generation discover themselves through music. Identity is the safeguard against low self-esteem, and everything I’m doing now is to help the youths find their voice.”

21 Best Hotels, Resorts and Villas in Sentosa

Whether you’re planning a staycation or travelling to Singapore for a holiday, an amazing time awaits at these hotels and resorts in Sentosa.

Kassim Ibrahim: Hotelier by Day, Lead Vocalist of a Metal Band by Night 

It’s very important to have interests outside of work because, ultimately, what are you doing if you don’t have a passion? Whether it’s baking, collecting stamps or dancing, it’s good to be passionate about something that makes you feel alive.”

Emily Yap: Nurse in Singapore Founded Dunearn Youth to Serve the Elderly and Vulnerable Families

“I believe anyone can be a changemaker. We can each play a part in citizen philanthropy and help the vulnerable in our community. Do all the good you can, because even the smallest act of kindness may mean the world to someone else.”

50 Best Halal Cafés, Bakeries, Dessert Spots and More in Arab Street

Undecided where to dine during your next visit to the iconic district of Singapore’s Arab Street? We’ve compiled a list of the best halal options for you.

Michael Raimondo: Filmmaker from South Africa Visits Singapore to Tell Beautiful Stories of Humanity

“I get to ask strangers about the meaning of life – why we are here, what is our purpose, and how we find enlightenment – and that’s profoundly changed how I live and the way I see the world. I’m constantly humbled by the wisdom and humility of ordinary people.”