7 Reasons Singapore Couldn’t Pull An Iceland In The World Cup After 20 Years

Mr Goh Chok Tong Made First Pledge For Singapore's World Cup Dream 20 Years Ago We think it's wonderful for small nations to have big dreams. Lofty ambitions that others would have scorned, while Singapore disproves our haters on the global stage. Like Joseph Schooling's Olympic Gold in swimming or our $20...

Minister Shanmugam Explains Why Tormentors In Annie Ee’s Torture Case Deserve Fair Judgement

Law Minister K Shanmugam Says Judgement For Annie Ee's Tormentors Should Not Be Influenced By Public Opinion Law Minister K Shanmugam has joined the debate about the sentencing of Annie Ee's tormentors. Turns out, he's been keeping mum about his opinion for a perfectly logical reason -- he did not wish to...

Why Backing Away From Pedra Branca Challenge Might Be Mahathir’s Smartest Move Yet

Challenge To Pedra Branca Ruling Was Brainchild Of Najib's Government Dr Mahathir Mohamad rode into victory 3 weeks ago on the promise of change. And change he has delivered, in policies ranging from tax to transport. This week, his government made its first foray into the tricky arena of geopolitics and foreign...

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...

Deliveroo Low-Key Stopped Giving Us Plastic Forks & Spoons A Month Ago, But Nobody...

Deliveroo Confirms New Opt-In Plastic Cutlery Policy, In Bid To Use Less Plastic In Singapore For our past 3 food deliveries from Deliveroo, we noticed that plastic cutlery sets were conspicuously missing from our packages. Source As it was unlikely that our rider got quick-fingered for plastic forks and spoons of all...

The Top 8 Reactions To The Alcohol Ban

The disgruntled-ness is at an all-time high The new alcohol bill looks set to be public enemy number one with restrictions such as proposing to ban public drinking from 10.30pm to 7am island-wide. Although this was tabled in response to the 2013 Little India riot that was caused by unruly, alcohol-driven...

Are Hipster Cafes Eroding Tiong Bahru’s Identity?

Hipster Cafes And Tiong Bahru: A Symbiotic Relationship Nowhere in Singapore does the adage "pitting the old versus the new" fit more than in Tiong Bahru, land of the trendy, hip and cultural. Recent developments to the area has turned Tiong Bahru into Singapore's undisputed Hipster Avenue -- only Haji Lane and...

The Ministerial Salaries Debate Distracts Us From Real Problems Faced By S’poreans

The ministerial pay debate has spanned 5 decades.

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