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Recently, I was shopping with my family in a neighbourhood mall. At a particular walkway, we saw many people milling about. As curious Singaporeans, we wondered if an event was planned, whether freebies would be dished out and where did the queue begin. Should we join too? At an unannounced moment, children streamed out between glass doors –some tired and listless, some bouncing with excitement, More...

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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...

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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...

A Less Than Propitious Search for Enchantment: A Review of SRT’s The Tempest

A Less Than Propitious Search for Enchantment: A Review of SRT’s The Tempest

By Sandeep Singh The Singapore Repertory Theatre must be commended for consistently delivering high quality productions to the public; not least in their presentation, now an annual More...

[Review] Normal Makes The Grade

[Review] Normal Makes The Grade

(Photo: Crispian Chan/ Courtesy of Checkpoint Theatre) Normal Checkpoint Theatre 9 April 2015 Drama Centre Black Box Run: 9–19 April 2015   It is rather difficult to write a play about More...

UpFront! with Faith Ng, Playwright of Normal

UpFront! with Faith Ng, Playwright of Normal

Education has always been a hot topic as most societies struggle to find the best way to educate their citizens. From  focusing on particular subjects in order to create a certain type of workforce More...

A Less Than Propitious Search for Enchantment: A Review of SRT’s The Tempest

A Less Than Propitious Search for Enchantment: A Review of SRT’s The Tempest

By Sandeep Singh The Singapore Repertory Theatre must be commended for consistently delivering high quality productions to the public; not least in their presentation, now an annual More...

Let’s Think Arts – 2015 Listings.

Let’s Think Arts – 2015 Listings.

Why, good morning dear readers! Welcome to 2015 and along with it, yet another bonanza of music, theatre and dance performances specially geared to entertain the listless, educate More...

You Booze, You Lose…

You Booze, You Lose…

What is the bill about? A liquor control bill was passed in the parliament on Friday last week supporting the ban of alcohol consumption in public areas from 10.30pm to 7am 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...

The Road To Distinctions Is Paved With Advertisements

The Road To Distinctions Is Paved With Advertisements

Recently, I was shopping with my family in a neighbourhood mall. At a particular walkway, we saw many people More...

You Booze, You Lose…

The liquor control bill has been passed in Singapore effective April this year. Is it the right move by the government..

Right Speech As The Middle Path Between Free Speech And Censorship

Ng Xin Zhao shares on how the principle of right speech can help to reduce extremism in the world. Right speech..