Review: Riotous in Every Sense

(Photo: W!ld Rice) Little Riots and Other Stories Young & W!ld 29 August 2014 33 Kerbau Road, Studio K2 “Riot” is an interesting word that, depending on the context, one may welcome it, shun it, not make sense of it, or have a rollicking good time with it. In this light, this production is aptly titled for I had a bit of everything though I am not quite sure what it was I had. The company More...

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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...

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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: Riotous in Every Sense

Review: Riotous in Every Sense

(Photo: W!ld Rice) Little Riots and Other Stories Young & W!ld 29 August 2014 33 Kerbau Road, Studio K2 “Riot” is an interesting word that, depending on the context, More...

Review : Singapore Lyric Opera’s Gala Concert

Review : Singapore Lyric Opera’s Gala Concert

On the 22nd of August, the Singapore Lyric Opera (SLO) returned with its annual Gala Concert. With this latest concert, the SLO further establishes its commitment to bringing greater opera appreciation More...

Review: SLO Children’s Choir, “After the Rain”

Review: SLO Children’s Choir, “After the Rain”

The Singapore Lyric Opera (SLO) Children’s Choir performed at the Esplanade Concert Hall on Friday, 18 July 2014 at 7.30pm. Titled ‘After the Rain’, the concert celebrates water, the essential More...

Review: Riotous in Every Sense

Review: Riotous in Every Sense

(Photo: W!ld Rice) Little Riots and Other Stories Young & W!ld 29 August 2014 33 Kerbau Road, Studio K2 “Riot” is an interesting word that, depending on the context, More...

Review : Singapore Lyric Opera’s Gala Concert

Review : Singapore Lyric Opera’s Gala Concert

On the 22nd of August, the Singapore Lyric Opera (SLO) returned with its annual Gala Concert. With this latest concert, the SLO further establishes its commitment to bringing More...

Review: SLO Children’s Choir, “After the Rain”

Review: SLO Children’s Choir, “After the Rain”

The Singapore Lyric Opera (SLO) Children’s Choir performed at the Esplanade Concert Hall on Friday, 18 July 2014 at 7.30pm. Titled ‘After the Rain’, the concert celebrates 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. ..