Going Places Singapore is an online magazine about appreciating our city. We give you an insider look into familiar neighbourhoods, favourite spaces, and lesser known places. We find out what makes our city tick, what matters most to us and how some of you have been re-shaping the environment around you so that everyone else can enjoy it a little better. We share your personal stories and future dreams to keep us going in transforming our home.

Going Places Singapore is published by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). All opinions expressed in this magazine are not representative of URA’s views. URA is the national planning and conservation authority of Singapore.

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  • Jessica Cheam

    Jessica is a journalist, TV presenter and social entrepreneur. Besides editing Eco-Business, Asia Pacific’s only media organisation dedicated to sustainable development, she also mothers two young kids and roams the world for stories

  • Mindy Tan

    Mindy Tan is a documentary photographer based in Singapore. Her works revolve around people, the streets and the way we live.

  • Michelle Zhu

    Michelle doesn't believe in 'finding' a niche market and sticking with it. With over seven years of media experience, she has dabbled in editorial content on topics such as luxury, general lifestyle, weddings and pets.

  • Ho Zimin

    Zimin is a writer, sometimes singer and lifelong pop culture junkie. She has written about TV, movies, music, literature and lifestyle, and is an avid musical theatre enthusiast on the side.

  • Yun Quek

    Yun writes best in her PJs, slumped on the couch with the TV on mute. Besides managing a co-working space, she spends her time running a blog, looking up homeware products on the WWW and combing the city for the best grub on the weekends.

  • Daryl Tan

    Daryl is pursuing a degree in Arts Management. As a freelance writer, she has written about the arts, heritage and covered travel destinations. She goes to church on Sundays, loves Charles Bukowski and visits arts museums.

  • Adora Wong

    Like everyone else, Adora goes places. She has written for Lonely Planet Asia, Esquire Singapore and GIST by The Philippine Star, among other publications. 

  • Justin Zhuang

    A writer and researcher with an interest in design, cities, culture, history and media, Justin has written much about Singapore, covering everything from its empty spaces to its old school playgrounds.

  • Timothy Misir

    Timothy is rediscovering Singapore after being a journalist in Russia for several years. His stories can be found in The Moscow Times, St. Petersburg Times, The Atlantic, Citiscope and Network Awesome. Get in touch.

  • Nur Safiah Alias

    Safiah likes to bask in the warmth of people’s souls. She's a freelance writer and editor and has worked in India, Indonesia, and Malaysia but still calls Singapore home. There's no place like it.

  • Ruthe Kee

    Writer, illustrator, art director—given the number of hats Ruthe wears, she might as well be a hatter. If you are looking for a milliner (read: jill-of-all-trades), you know where to go.

  • Jessica Lai

    Jessica is currently a Special Projects Editor who has written about pets, bridal, dating, fashion, beauty and other girly-girl topics. When she’s not obsessed with watercolour calligraphy and pop psychology, her pursuits include dancing and singing.

  • Prabhu Silvam

    Prabhu Silvam is a Singapore-based writer and documentarian whose works have featured across the region in Esquire Magazine, Sports +Travel Magazine, POSKOD and Singapore Architect Magazine. Check out his works.

  • Joseph Nair

    Joe is a Singapore-based freelance photojournalist and sports photographer. He is drawn to urban issues, the in-between space, and likes to make moving things still and still things moving.