MAKING SG UNCOMFORTABLE… THIS CAMPAIGN

Led by Divian Nair, former radio deejay and TV personality, MAJULAH is a campaign calling on Singaporeans to rally to one word that all Singaporeans can live by: “MAJULAH” In his video, Nair references the shared beliefs and long-standing ideals of France and the US, such as “liberté, égalité, fraternité” in France and “freedom” in the United States… “I hope […]

The stupidity of xenophobia

  Not too long ago, I blogged about a deceitful Facebook post by Dr Chee Soon Juan. The main point about that blog post was about how Dr Chee took the quotes out of context and deliberately left out key parts of one of the quotes. That blog post was then reproduced (without my permission) […]

WHEN BUSINESSES BULLY FREELANCERS

This article first appeared HERE  |  Written By: Kiwi — On Friday nights, while most people are pub-crawling we entrepreneurs are usually still working on something. Last week, a mate of mine who runs a photography business was making a presentation to some fellow SME owners, I went to support him. Among us there were […]

An ode to Nelson Mandela

While most of Singapore was busy battling the haze in June 2013, Nelson Mandela was struggling for his life. Mandela, 94, hasn’t made a public appearance since South Africa hosted the World Cup in 2010. President Barack Obama was hoping to see him during his recent visit to South Africa, but the plans were dropped as […]

Singapore’s unique architecture

Do you ever stop to look up at some of the architectural wonders we have in Singapore? If you do, you’ll notice it’s clearer and clearer that Singapore is fast becoming a global capital of incredibly edgy architecture. From the historical allure of our traditional shophouses to the luxurious modernity of the latest projects, we […]

Housing woes are us

I’m 25 and still live with my parents. That’s considered to be a big boo-boo by Western standards, but it’s nothing to be ashamed of in Singapore. In fact, it’s the norm. When I meet people during my overseas travels, they often ask me if I wouldn’t rather have a place to call my own, […]

Not so diverse?

A recent WSJ article brought my attention to the old gripe of foreigners being kept at all the top positions in MNCs in Asia. The article discusses the fact that most MNCs still rely on expatriates to fill their top jobs despite being in the region for many years and despite having an abundance of […]

The sky is the limit

“We are not at the limits. The sky is the limit…” Borrowing from Cervantes’s Don Quixote, the Prime Minister very optimistically presented the government’s plans for Singapore’s urban development in his recent National Day Rally 2013 speech. “We are creating possibilities for the future. We are opening up opportunities for our children, for their children […]

Singapore education reform on the horizon

This year’s NDR goodies should give parents, teachers, and students a reason to rejoice! But is this really the case? Let’s unpack and see what we have here: 1. Including home-schoolers, madrasah and overseas students in Edusave coverage (previously only for those studying in MOE-recognised local institutions).  It’s great that the government is starting to […]