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National Library Board and Book Banning

Privatise the Libraries!

In light of the recent controversy over NLB’s removal and pulping of two children’s books deemed to be contrary to “community values”, it would be useful for us to reflect on how we can resolve such normative conflicts that involve such deep-seated value-judgements. Social conservatives claim to be pro-family, and don’t see a problem for government to exercise their power 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...

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...

Privatise the Libraries!

Privatise the Libraries!

In light of the recent controversy over NLB’s removal and pulping of two children’s books deemed to be contrary to “community values”, it would be useful More...

Review: Conflicting Freedoms

Review: Conflicting Freedoms

(Photo: Bernie Ng) Free Raw Moves 3 July 2014 Goodman Arts Centre Black Box Run: 3-5 July 2014, 8pm With a title like Free, it is clear that choreographer Ricky Sim seeks to define or explore More...

Review: Lithe Bodies Display Immense Potential

Review: Lithe Bodies Display Immense Potential

(Photos: Bernie Ng) liTHE 2014 T.H.E Second Company 27 June 2014 Goodman Arts Centre Black Box Run: 27-29 June 2014 The issues that the three works presented in this showcase are nothing new. More...

Privatise the Libraries!

Privatise the Libraries!

In light of the recent controversy over NLB’s removal and pulping of two children’s books deemed to be contrary to “community values”, it would be useful More...

The Beginning of Many Other Endings

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 More...

Review: Conflicting Freedoms

Review: Conflicting Freedoms

(Photo: Bernie Ng) Free Raw Moves 3 July 2014 Goodman Arts Centre Black Box Run: 3-5 July 2014, 8pm With a title like Free, it is clear that choreographer Ricky Sim seeks to 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...

Privatise the Libraries!

Privatise the Libraries!

In light of the recent controversy over NLB’s removal and pulping of two children’s books deemed More...

Meritocracy and elitism

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

Misrepresenting Christianity

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