City Spotlight

城事真相

"City Spotlight" is a series that unearths and dissects the many uncanny social phenomena lurking beneath the surface of Singapore today. Through an investigative approach, each episode strives to present viewers with a wide array of evidence and viewpoints on the issue at hand. The series does not aim to "preach", but to inspire critical thinking on the things that matter to us as a society. 每一集节目将针对一个社会议题,进行深度挖掘、侦查、探讨。希望通过寻查结果,让人们对事件有更深入的了解,能以不同观念角度去看待事件或受影响的当事人。节目不在于“教育”,而在于激发、“强化”看者的思考力、客观性,希望藉由不同观点、不同线索的呈现,让看者自己进行判断、反省。

"City Spotlight" is a series that unearths and dissects the many uncanny social phenomena lurking beneath the surface of Singapore today. Through an investigative approach, each episode strives to present viewers with a wide array of evidence and viewpoints on the issue at hand. The series does not aim to "preach", but to inspire critical thinking on the things that matter to us as a society. 每一集节目将针对一个社会议题,进行深度挖掘、侦查、探讨。希望通过寻查结果,让人们对事件有更深入的了解,能以不同观念角度去看待事件或受影响的当事人。节目不在于“教育”,而在于激发、“强化”看者的思考力、客观性,希望藉由不同观点、不同线索的呈现,让看者自己进行判断、反省。

Ep 1
22 mins

There are many kinds of scam, with Pig Butchering Scam being the newest to arrive on our shores. Such scams involve the grooming of victims over an extended period of time before the merciless slaughter begins. Scam tactics have evolved so much, fortunately there are scambaiters like Jim Browning out there who are actively exposing these crimes.... 现今社会诈骗案种类何其多。“钓鱼”已屡见不鲜,那“杀猪盘“听过吗?骗子处处,防不胜防,受骗上当的人不乏专业人士、受高深教育者。有的人被骗后决定团结起来,联手对付诈骗犯...

Ep 1

There are many kinds of scam, with Pig Butchering Scam being the newest to arrive on our shores. Such scams involve the grooming of victims over an extended period of time before the merciless slaughter begins. Scam tactics have evolved so much, fortunately there are scambaiters like Jim Browning out there who are actively exposing these crimes.... 现今社会诈骗案种类何其多。“钓鱼”已屡见不鲜,那“杀猪盘“听过吗?骗子处处,防不胜防,受骗上当的人不乏专业人士、受高深教育者。有的人被骗后决定团结起来,联手对付诈骗犯...

Ep 2
21 mins

The 20th century sees the emergence of dating apps. Among them, sugar dating attracted a lot of controversies. As most sugaring relationships are based on money, it is often labelled as "glorified prostitution". With sugar dating becoming a phenomenon, is it merely another way of dating, or are our societal values slowly changing? City Spotlight' speaks to three sugar babies to understand more.

Ep 2

The 20th century sees the emergence of dating apps. Among them, sugar dating attracted a lot of controversies. As most sugaring relationships are based on money, it is often labelled as "glorified prostitution". With sugar dating becoming a phenomenon, is it merely another way of dating, or are our societal values slowly changing? City Spotlight' speaks to three sugar babies to understand more.

Ep 3
21 mins

Why parents send their children for tuition? The most common reason cited was to keep up with others in examination. Nearly 80% of local students are taking tuition, while some even started enrichment classes at the age of 3 to 4. Is it necessary to do so? Would our children have less tuition as mid-exams are abolished starting next year? 本地学生为什么热衷于补习?是因为课业落后吗?数据显示,本地近八成的学生都在补习,他们成绩都不好吗?我们的孩子是否“补”太多“习”?在本地,3、4岁就开始上增益课的孩子不在少数,这真的有必要吗...

Ep 3

Why parents send their children for tuition? The most common reason cited was to keep up with others in examination. Nearly 80% of local students are taking tuition, while some even started enrichment classes at the age of 3 to 4. Is it necessary to do so? Would our children have less tuition as mid-exams are abolished starting next year? 本地学生为什么热衷于补习?是因为课业落后吗?数据显示,本地近八成的学生都在补习,他们成绩都不好吗?我们的孩子是否“补”太多“习”?在本地,3、4岁就开始上增益课的孩子不在少数,这真的有必要吗...

Ep 4
23 mins

There are reports of employers abusing migrant domestic maids (MDW) from time to time, but in recent years, there are increasing incidents of MDWs acting defiant, such as posting videos on social media, sneaking out at night to prostitute, and even borrowing from loan sharks. Do employers have a choice other than suffering passively? 雇主虐待女佣我们时有所闻,但女佣越轨犯法事件近年来也层出不穷,如自拍视频放上网、夜里溜出去卖淫,甚至向大耳窿借贷等。面对女佣做出这些脱序、不当的行为,雇主只能自叹倒霉吗?雇主能怎么办?

Ep 4

There are reports of employers abusing migrant domestic maids (MDW) from time to time, but in recent years, there are increasing incidents of MDWs acting defiant, such as posting videos on social media, sneaking out at night to prostitute, and even borrowing from loan sharks. Do employers have a choice other than suffering passively? 雇主虐待女佣我们时有所闻,但女佣越轨犯法事件近年来也层出不穷,如自拍视频放上网、夜里溜出去卖淫,甚至向大耳窿借贷等。面对女佣做出这些脱序、不当的行为,雇主只能自叹倒霉吗?雇主能怎么办?

Ep 5
22 mins

As Singapore moves toward being A City in Nature', our residential areas are closer to the wild than before. It is a challenge to find a balance between progress and conservation. With wildlife-human conflicts arising one after another, is this something we should endure? When wildlife animals become our "neighbours", how can we live in harmony with them? 新加坡正迈向成为“大自然里的城市”,我们的自然和住家环境已更紧密交织。要在城市发展和自然生态的保育工作之间取得平衡是一大考验。野生动物为患社区的事件一再发生...

Ep 5

As Singapore moves toward being A City in Nature', our residential areas are closer to the wild than before. It is a challenge to find a balance between progress and conservation. With wildlife-human conflicts arising one after another, is this something we should endure? When wildlife animals become our "neighbours", how can we live in harmony with them? 新加坡正迈向成为“大自然里的城市”,我们的自然和住家环境已更紧密交织。要在城市发展和自然生态的保育工作之间取得平衡是一大考验。野生动物为患社区的事件一再发生...

Ep 6 Finale 大结局
21 mins

Over the past few years, more than 500 traffic accidents involving bicycles recorded every year. News of cyclists and other road users fighting for space are frequently seen on social media platforms. Should cyclists be blamed for most of the conflicts happened? As we know active mobility is an important piece of puzzle to nudge Singapore towards a "car-lite" society, but how well are we moving? 过去几年,本地每年发生超过500起涉及脚踏车的意外事故...

Ep 6 Finale 大结局

Over the past few years, more than 500 traffic accidents involving bicycles recorded every year. News of cyclists and other road users fighting for space are frequently seen on social media platforms. Should cyclists be blamed for most of the conflicts happened? As we know active mobility is an important piece of puzzle to nudge Singapore towards a "car-lite" society, but how well are we moving? 过去几年,本地每年发生超过500起涉及脚踏车的意外事故...

Additional Information

City Spotlight
Broadcasted2022
Genresinfo-ed
Seasons1
Suitable For All Ages