Set in our garden city, a nation with a history of overcoming insurmountable odds. The unswaying commitment found in our cleaners who continue to keep our city clean in spite of the risks, the compassion of renowned chefs coming together to feed workers isolated and far from home, our flight stewardesses answering the call of a nation and embodying the true spirit of the Singapore Girl.

This series is a picture of our people’s unbending resolve — a call to rise to the occasion — a choice and a resolution, that we will rise again.
BEGIN THE JOURNEY

EPISODE 1

Not satisfied with sitting back and watching as others suffer the crippling effects of the Covid-19 situation, something has stirred in the hearts of many to rise to the occasion. Going beyond their usual scope of expertise, these individuals have chosen to step out to do something for those in need. Watch these stories come alive in Episode 1: No Boundaries.

NO BOUNDARIES : SHORT STORIES

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Inspired by the dedication of healthcare workers, Kim Lim started doing food drops at dormitories, hospitals and other locations to keep the spirits of everyone lifted.
Coming from a humble background, Shyam considers himself lucky to have had his sprinting dreams fulfilled. More than a decade on, it is now his goal to allow everyone else to have the chance to dream the way he did.
Where does 15 tonnes of food go when a multitude of restaurants have to cease operations? Watch how Marina Bay Sands puts their food to good use, making sure that none of it was wasted.
NEXT : WITH A SMILE

EPISODE 2

The world has been robbed of a fundamental human connection, as masks went up on faces all around the globe. However, in this new societal norm where expressions are no longer in plain sight for all to read, there have been some who have breached this barrier to the human touch. In Episode 2: With A Smile, we see how the spirit of service and care cannot be hidden behind a mask, as these ambassadors of Singapore’s excellence show what it means to take world class service to the next level.

WITH A SMILE : SHORT STORIES

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From serving passengers thousands of miles up in the air in her signature kebaya to donning scrubs to care for elderly patients in the hospital. A Singapore Airlines stewardess, Tan Yingyan, tells the inside story of what it looks like to serve with a smile.
As residents return to our shores and are placed on Stay-Home-Notice, hotels around the country have stepped up to the challenge. Follow Jason Oh, Assistant Outlet Manager at Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa, as he shows us how he continues to serve guests who are required to remain in their rooms and goes above his usual call of duty to help them face a whole new set of circumstances.
As the borders of countries closed and the inflow of tourists came to a grinding halt, tourist guides no longer have visitors to welcome and host. But many have rolled up their sleeves and taken the bull by its horns, accepting new roles as safety ambassadors to the public. One of them is Cindy Tay, who now uses her gift of the gab to encourage members of the public to practice safe-distancing and hygiene.
NEXT : IRON CHEFS

EPISODE 3

From chefs of Michelin-starred restaurants to a young hawker, these experts of the culinary world bring an iron will to the table, preparing meals for the unlikeliest of customers, in the unlikeliest of situations. Yet their craft goes beyond simply bringing something to fill an empty stomach — the food they cook up bring comfort, hope and care.

IRON CHEFS : SHORT STORIES

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For someone who is down, out and far from home, solace can be found in food lovingly-prepared with heart. This is a story of how acclaimed chefs of Singapore’s culinary landscape banded together to bring a taste of warmth and comfort to migrant workers affected by the Covid-19 situation.
Even as healthcare workers put their own health and safety on the line, food and beverage companies are partnering up and risking the health of their own profit margins to properly appreciate frontline staff.
Straight-talking, brash, and overflowing with a heart that packs a punch. Jason Chua is a self-proclaimed "Ah Beng" hawker who was moved to sacrifice profit to feed anyone in need of a square meal.
NEXT : BUSINESS AS USUAL

EPISODE 4

“Life goes on,” we say. Yet as our nation joined others in coming to a standstill, not everything does. Not everyone does. This is about the ones who hustle on and keep grinding, who make sure our country is still moving, so that Singapore will be ready to open its doors again.

BUSINESS AS USUAL : SHORT STORIES

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Early each morning, he takes his route, never skipping a beat. Mounted on a tricycle and armed with a broom and other cleaning equipment, Mr Mah Chin Pock's routine has taken no pause, making sure Singapore continues to live up to its name as one of the world's cleanest cities.
Wait at a bus stop, and a bus will arrive as before, Covid-19 or not. Without fail, bus captains like Ridhuan Bin Abdullah continue to cover their routes, picking up and dropping off commuters, despite the smaller passenger loads. Find out what drives him.
Amid the unexpected tranquility caused by the abrupt absence of visitors, our national garden remains lush, vibrant and magnificent thanks to the green fingers behind it. This is a story of unbending diligence and passion, as Gardens By The Bay waits to reopen its doors to the world again.
CREDITS

ALL WHO MADE THIS POSSIBLE

  • PRODUCTION
  • INTERVIEWEES
  • SPECIAL THANKS
In Order Of Appearance
U.K. Shyam
Kim Lim
Christine Kaelbel-Sheares
Jason Oh
Tan Yingyan
Cindy Tay
Damian D’Silva
Daniel Sia
Kerry Ho
Jason Chua
Mah Chin Pock
Ridhuan Bin Abdullah
Janice Loh
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