13 Identity Issues Singaporean Must Deal With

United we stand, divided we rant Singapore is by far the worst example of a homogeneous country. Our common identity is the exact opposite: a multi-cultural melting pot, united by our love for food, travel, showing off and complaining about the government (don’t bluff). As melting pots go, sometimes things can get very heated up […]

We need to talk about race

According to a survey done by Channel NewsAsia in partnership with the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) recently, two-thirds of the respondents found ethnic discussions disconcerting in that it could be offensive. Taken from CNA, When asked if talking about racial issues would cause unnecessary tension, 66 per cent agreed or strongly agreed with the statement, while 64 […]

Malays

Are Malays in Singapore special?

In Article 152 of the Constitution of Singapore entitled ‘Minorities and special position of Malays’, it is stated that: (1)    It shall be the responsibility of the Government constantly to care for the interests of the racial and religious minorities in Singapore. (2)    The Government shall exercise its functions in such manner as to recognise […]