Editor’s Note – August 2015

By Rabia Mughni
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This August our red-hot island celebrates 50 years of independence. Indeed a monumental year for all Singaporeans, and many non-Singaporeans who live in, and love Singapore; made even more emotional with the passing of our beloved founder, Lee Kuan Yew. We wish we could have shared this joyous event with him, and we hope that his determination and principles  always remain our guiding light. As a tribute to SG 50, FUCHSIA asked Singaporeans abroad what they miss most about Singapore, and got some awesome responses. Look out for FUCHSIA’s SG50 Tribute on the Facebook page and website. 

In this August issue we also celebrate the Independence Days of Pakistan and India with an article on Robin Hood Army, a non-profit organisation operating in both countries. Read it to find out how love and support can blossom beyond borders.

With Pakistani films making the headlines these days, FUCHSIA speaks to Asad ul Haq, director of Dekh Magar Pyaar Say. Don’t miss his interview if you want to hear about the challenges of making a movie in Pakistan!

With summers showing no signs of going away, we asked our make up extraordinaire SAM M. to give us tips on how to prevent make up from melting off our faces! And … while we all love shoes, do we know what the different types are called? Well, you will find out in this issue’s Fashion segment!

So much exciting stuff packed into FUCHSIA’s August Independence Special issue. We can’t wait to hear how you like it! Happy National Day and Happy Independence Days!

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About Rabia Mughni

Rabia stays involved in various social causes. Believing in creating equal opportunities for underprivileged kids, she helps The Citizens’ Foundation, Pakistan, to create awareness of the need for providing quality education to children. At the same time, she is also involved with Singapore-based VWO, 4PM's Ramadan on Wheels project by supporting it through the FUCHSIA platform. At FUCHSIA, Rabia oversees the Marketing and Public Relations work. She is also part of the Editing Team in conceptualising articles and monthly issues.

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