Review: Dick Lee’s HOTPANTS, A Superbly Entertaining Musical Comedy With A Deeper Message About Humanity.

This August, Dick Lee commemorates his 40th year working in the musical theatre industry with an ambitious revival of his 1997 musical - the first he ever wrote and directed –HOTPANTS! As its offbeat name suggests, Dick Lee’s musical comedy was so brimming with fancy dress, kooky characters and cheeky capering amidst kaleidoscopic 70s nostalgia that Johnny Ramone just might have felt right at More...

on NUS campus

More Honours Options for Science Students?

The writer recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) from NUS. To gain tenure, survive and perhaps even thrive in Singapore’s universities, a professor typically has to publish papers, More...

Upfront! with Kenneth and Chow Yue, founders of BOXEM

Just a few months ago, a local tech start-up was acquired by an American company for almost 30 million USD. (30, 000, 000 USD. That seems like a lot of money.) All four founders graduated from More...

THE FOUR MYTHS OF INEQUALITY IN SINGAPORE

NUS Press has generously shared with us an excerpt from Hard Choices: Challenging the Singapore Consensus by public intellectuals Donald Low and Sudhir Vadaketh. The excerpt below is written More...

Singapore Society

Misrepresenting Christianity

The Bible exhorts Christians to be ambassadors for Jesus Christ: “So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, ‘Come back to More...

Thoughts on Being Hacked

It’s just one of those things which you hardly think about until it happens to you. You know how to minimise the chances of it occurring but you couldn’t be bothered to take precautions; you More...

Coping With Loss of a Loved One

There comes a point, when crying is not enough. An outward expression cannot serve as an outlet for a pain so deep, and so harrowing. The loss of a loved one, especially one you spent almost every day More...

Review: Dick Lee’s HOTPANTS, A Superbly Entertaining Musical Comedy With A Deeper Message About Humanity.

Review: Dick Lee’s HOTPANTS, A Superbly Entertaining Musical Comedy With A Deeper Message About Humanity.

This August, Dick Lee commemorates his 40th year working in the musical theatre industry with an ambitious revival of his 1997 musical - the first he ever wrote and directed –HOTPANTS! As More...

Review: The Laramie Project by The Young Co.

Review: The Laramie Project by The Young Co.

By Christopher Fok The Laramie Project is one of those perfect ensemble pieces, rooted in realism with the right amount of theatricality and verisimilitude, that if one just follows the script More...

Upfront! with Kimberly Chan, Rising Young Musical Theatre Artiste.

Upfront! with Kimberly Chan, Rising Young Musical Theatre Artiste.

When I first met Kimberly Chan 5 years ago, it was at an orientation camp in Victoria Junior College at the start of our very first academic year as post-secondary students in 2009. From the More...

Review: Dick Lee’s HOTPANTS, A Superbly Entertaining Musical Comedy With A Deeper Message About Humanity.

Review: Dick Lee’s HOTPANTS, A Superbly Entertaining Musical Comedy With A Deeper Message About Humanity.

This August, Dick Lee commemorates his 40th year working in the musical theatre industry with an ambitious revival of his 1997 musical - the first he ever wrote and directed –HOTPANTS! As More...

Review: The Laramie Project by The Young Co.

Review: The Laramie Project by The Young Co.

By Christopher Fok The Laramie Project is one of those perfect ensemble pieces, rooted in realism with the right amount of theatricality and verisimilitude, that if one just More...

Upfront! with Kimberly Chan, Rising Young Musical Theatre Artiste.

Upfront! with Kimberly Chan, Rising Young Musical Theatre Artiste.

When I first met Kimberly Chan 5 years ago, it was at an orientation camp in Victoria Junior College at the start of our very first academic year as post-secondary students in More...


Meritocracy and elitism

Meritocracy and elitism

Meritocracy is Singapore’s core governing value. We even teach that in Social Studies. While most of us More...

Misrepresenting Christianity

Bryan Cheang explores the role of political activism from a Christian perspective. To what extent should evangelical Christians agitate for certain..

Thoughts on Being Hacked

Isaac Tan recounts his experience of being hacked...

An Olive Branch For Palestine

An Olive Branch For Palestine

How It All Began My story begins 14 years ago. When I was 8 years old, my teacher told the class to bring something More...

Privatise the Libraries!

Bryan Cheang explains how the institution of private property can preserve individual freedom and manage social conflicts. ..

Meritocracy and elitism

Bryan Cheang argues that Singapore does not really have true meritocracy, but rather a broken and narrowly defined version. ..