5 Ways To Best Remember Singapore’s History

The best way to commemorate our founding fathers could be a decision you make The future of remembering our little red dot's past is very much alive, and not only in Parliament. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, and other experts wish for the public to...

Early Childhood Educators Are Teachers Too, Says Pre-School Teacher In Heartfelt Post

Early Childhood Educator Pleads For Singaporeans To Recognise Their Efforts In Thankless Job Most of us can fondly recall our secondary or primary school teachers. But remembering who taught us in kindergarten or nursery, is considerably harder for obvious reasons. Ms Stacey Elizabeth Toh bravely sought to address the long-standing stigma concerning...

Could the Aljunied GRC be the Four-Minute-Mile Feat For Opposition Parties In Singapore?

Before Aljunied GRC, no one thought it was possible The Group Representation Constituency (GRC) System was introduced in Singapore in 1988, for the purpose of ensuring that the minorities in Singapore are well-represented at the Parliament through the contesting of political parties in a group that consists of at least...

Netizens’ Responses To Art Project On Hawker Centres Show That Singaporeans Are Too Money-Minded

Project to 'artsify' hawker centres derided by netizens A new project aiming to bring art to hawker centres by putting up murals and art installations has been criticized by netizens for wasting money. This project is jointly organised by the National Environment Agency and National Heritage Board in partnership with the National...

Here’s Something About Rape In Singapore You Probably Never Knew

According to Singaporean law, wives and men cannot be raped A law somewhere in Singapore's penal code has caught our eye. A law that seems rather archaic, even if it was brought into effect a long time ago. And we were notified of that law with this tweet. https://twitter.com/thelocalrebel/status/647386362635685889 Still can't see it? How's this? Source Yep -- rape in...

Singapore’s Education System Only Needs Some Tweaks, Rather Than A Entire Overhaul

The Singapore education system is still "unfixed" -- but is fixing required? The debate over education in Singapore has been raging for as long as anyone can remember. Recently, Dr Tony Wagner, an expert-in-residence at Harvard University’s Innovation Lab, suggested that Singapore's education system would only develop good test-takers and not innovators...

10 Things Teachers In Singapore Do That Aren’t Acknowledged Enough

10 Things Teachers Pay For, According To Experienced Educators Most of us have teachers who've given us something precious in our schooling years. Whether it's a funny cartoon pencil on Children's Day or motivational stickers for getting full marks on a worksheet. MOE's recent policy involving teachers having to pay for parking in...

Singaporean Cancer Survivor Lived With Hole In Throat For Four Years

U. Govindan, a former security guard, lived with a hole in his throat for four years without a good night's rest because he had to change his dressing every three hours, day and night. Tan Tock Seng Hopsital (TTSH) claimed that "(its) plastic surgeon was too junior to perform the...

4 North Korean Secrets We Might Have Learnt From The Singapore Summit Documentary

We Didn't Understand A Word Of The Documentary But There's Still A Lot To Learn Earlier this week, the North Korean government released a documentary that commemorated the historic Singapore Summit. The Summit saw the first meeting between a sitting US President and a North Korean leader. But while many of us...

6 Men Jailed In 1993 Anti-Gay Raid At Tanjong Rhu, But Not For 377A

377A Wasn't Enforced In Tanjong Rhu, But 12 Men Were Put In Jail The debate over Section 377A of the Penal Code has ramped up again, with both sides making their case to the public and Parliament. One often-used argument by people in support of Section 377A is that the law...

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