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Wong Casandra

Senior Journalist at Yahoo News Singapore. Formerly from TODAY.

Location icon Singapore

Storyteller ‖ Multimedia Producer ‖ Web Scavenger

As a tech-savvy news junkie and wordsmith, I am passionate about writing, producing, packaging and curating content for the web.

I'm always on the lookout for stories spotlighting socio-cultural issues, the everyday (wo)man and the community-at-large. Feel free to reach out at [email protected] for collaborations.



HDB reawakened: Japanese duo lends new perspective on S'pore homes

A flat left almost devoid of furniture and reserved for poetic musings. Another, a three-room home converted into a "family-friendly" gym, complete with exercise equipment and a glass wall to record one's fitness routine. Others with corridors jointly decorated by neighbours to usher in festivities.

Growing a national garden, one plant at a time

It is 7pm on a Sunday and Felicia Chua is among some twenty other workers at the Gardens by the Bay who are just starting off the first of 12 consecutive all-night shifts at the Flower Dome.

Non-profit groups step up efforts to bring restaurant excess to needy

Sometimes it's lamb stew on the menu, other times it's roast duck. For the past few months, Marina Bay Sands (MBS) has been donating excess food prepared for banquets to the less fortunate. On each occasion, an average of 50 to 80 trays of unserved, blast-frozen cooked dishes are delivered for same-day consumption.

Painting the faces behind Thieves' Market

SINGAPORE - Over the last few months, 20-year-old Brendan Mayle Kor has been spending his Saturday afternoons studying the faces and mannerisms of the elderly vendors at Sungei Road Thieves' Market very closely, looking for every line and crease that tells a story of their lives.

Farewell Funan: Thank you for the memories

For 31 years, it has witnessed gadget trends and computer upgrades come and go. Come Thursday (June 30), the Funan DigitaLife Mall will be shutting its doors for an upgrade of its own - its biggest ever, in fact.

'Like' it or not, social media makes presence felt in Bukit Batok by-election

Chee and Murali are using Facebook to garner support. But are Bukit Batok voters paying attention? Mr Murali, a lawyer who also contested the 2015 General Election (GE) as part of the PAP's losing Aljunied team, made his social media entrance much later on March 24, three days after he was announced as his party's pick for the by-election.

'I am Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde': Veteran Peranakan female impersonator GT Lye

SINGAPORE - Veteran stage actor GT Lye is one of Singapore theatre's Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - by his own admission - except, his alternate persona is a Peranakan matriarch. His roles as a female impersonator have made a name for him, and he has dedicated over 30 years of his life to the art form.

Mastering the craft of puppets and puppetry

SINGAPORE - Growing up, Benjamin Ho, 49, puppeteer and artistic director of Paper Monkey Theatre, was fascinated by The Muppet Show. That fascination with talking hand puppets started when Ho was just four. He recalled often secretly staying past his bed-time to catch the children's television series.

One Singaporean's journey across the globe - on a Vespa

A few days before she crossed the border from Myanmar into Manipur on June 9 last year, a deadly militant attack shook the Indian state. And just days after she left Pakistan in early March this year, suicide bombings took place in Lahore and Mardan.

Print: Tech & Lifestyle

Her World
Mission of hope

Two Singaporeans volunteers in Cambodia show photojournalist Wong Casandra how they are working towards improving the lives of women and disadvantaged kids.

HWM (HardwareMAG)
The tech gender

Studies have long shown that women occupy fewer key positions in the tech industry - be it as decision makers, substantive producers of technology and content or simply consumers.

Food & Travel
Bite into Hong Kong

Hong Kong is often marketed as a shopping paradise. In truth, it is not exactly the best place for affordable shopping especially since most shopping centres in Hong Kong are increasingly becoming swarmed with international luxury and expensive brands. In other words, if you are someone who is looking to get the most out of your hard-earned money, shopping is definitely out of the option.

HWM (HardwareMAG)
The rise of the green robot

The past few years in the smartphone arena have been eventful indeed. Nokia was the big dog on the lawn, but tanked and is now trying to find a way back in partnership with Microsoft.

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