Review: SLO’s The Merry Widow

Last weekend, the Singapore Lyric Opera (SLO) delighted local audiences once again with its latest production, Franz Léhar’s The Merry Widow. In many ways, the performance was a grand break from the traditional. The performance was sung entirely in English, based on Basil Hood’s English adaptation of the libretto. Moreover, at a time when scores of operas and their productions have come More...

on NUS campus

The Beginning of Many Other Endings

It’s now time to say goodbye, time to bid farewell to the familiar hallways, timetables and faces. There’ll be no more opportunity to be frustrated with the online bidding for desirable More...

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...

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: SLO’s The Merry Widow

Review: SLO’s The Merry Widow

Last weekend, the Singapore Lyric Opera (SLO) delighted local audiences once again with its latest production, Franz Léhar’s The Merry Widow. In many ways, the performance More...

Review: SSO’s Russian Nights

Review: SSO’s Russian Nights

On the 27th of September, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) once again delivered a superb performance in the halls of the Esplanade Concert Hall. With this concert, SSO has not only indulged More...

Review: GENUS (NUS Guitar Ensemble)

Review: GENUS (NUS Guitar Ensemble)

Contributed by Amelia Faith Dizon. On 17th September 2014, the NUS Guitar Ensemble (GENUS) presented Tabi ni Deyou! (Let’s go on a journey!) at the University Culture Centre Theater as part More...

Review: SLO’s The Merry Widow

Review: SLO’s The Merry Widow

Last weekend, the Singapore Lyric Opera (SLO) delighted local audiences once again with its latest production, Franz Léhar’s The Merry Widow. In many ways, the performance More...

Tan Mingwei Global Community Service Grant

Tan Mingwei Global Community Service Grant

This award is created in memory of Tan Mingwei, a medical student from Cambridge University, who was very active in volunteer work and helping the underprivileged. The Tan Mingwei More...

Review: GENUS (NUS Guitar Ensemble)

Review: GENUS (NUS Guitar Ensemble)

Contributed by Amelia Faith Dizon. On 17th September 2014, the NUS Guitar Ensemble (GENUS) presented Tabi ni Deyou! (Let’s go on a journey!) at the University Culture Centre 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. ..