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Third Installment of The Best of Singapore video series
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Life

Third Installment of The Best of Singapore video series

September 2nd, 2014 | by The Independent
The final instalment of The Best of Singapore series shares stories of individuals whom, driven by love, do the...
Nicole Seah’s Untimely Departure
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Politics

Nicole Seah’s Untimely Departure

September 1st, 2014 | by The Independent
Three years after she burst on to the political scene with a youthful freshness and bountiful energy, opposition politician...
Health Is Personal
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Life

Health Is Personal

September 1st, 2014 | by The Independent
As a new generation of fad diets emerges, advocating high protein and fat meals with low carbohydrates, Singapore’s health...
What Are The Youths Being Told
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Life

What Are The Youths Being Told

August 29th, 2014 | by The Independent
By Ethan Guo My dad has always owned a car since I was young. His very first, as shown...
PM’s Identity Crisis
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Singapore Politics

PM’s Identity Crisis

August 29th, 2014 | by The Independent
By PN BALJI It has been 10 years since Lee Hsien Loong became prime minister of Singapore, yet his...
Global Recovery Runs Out Of Steam, According To Latest Global Survey Of Finance Professionals
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Business & Economy

Global Recovery Runs Out Of Steam, According To Latest Global Survey Of Finance Professionals

August 28th, 2014 | by The Independent
PRESS RELEASE… The global economic recovery has once again run out of momentum, according to the latest findings from...
Pioneer GP: PM Lee’s legacy
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Pioneer GP: PM Lee’s legacy

August 27th, 2014 | by The Independent
By Tan Bah Bah In simple local parlance, the Pioneer Generation Package, which takes effect next week, is what...
Pacnet Receives PCI DSS 2.0 Certification for Its Singapore, Hong Kong and Sydney Data Centers
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Media Release

Pacnet Receives PCI DSS 2.0 Certification for Its Singapore, Hong Kong and Sydney Data Centers

August 27th, 2014 | by The Independent
PRESS RELEASE… 26th August 2014 Pacnet Receives PCI DSS 2.0 Certification for Its Singapore, Hong Kong and Sydney Data...
Local Indie Film To See World Premiere In Los Angeles
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Media Release

Local Indie Film To See World Premiere In Los Angeles

August 26th, 2014 | by The Independent
PRESS RELEASE…   Faeryville, Dystopian Teen Film By Singaporean Director To Make a Red Carpet World Premiere In  Los...
Breaking News: SINGAPOREANS FIRST has been successfully registered as a society by the Registry of Societies
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Media Release

Breaking News: SINGAPOREANS FIRST has been successfully registered as a society by the Registry of Societies

August 25th, 2014 | by The Independent
PRESS RELEASE… Dear fellow Singaporeans, friends and supporters, I am pleased to announce that SINGAPOREANS FIRST has been...
PM: It is time to change, we have to get used to it
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News Analysis

PM: It is time to change, we have to get used to it

August 25th, 2014 | by The Independent
At a recent question and answer session, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong spoke of recent and impending changes that...
The Curious Case Of Zouk’s Reprieve
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Entertainment

The Curious Case Of Zouk’s Reprieve

August 23rd, 2014 | by The Independent
By Ivan Lim… Zouk is safe. At least for now. The answer that Zouk, Singapore’s pre-eminent dance club, its...
Stop This, MOM
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News Analysis

Stop This, MOM

August 22nd, 2014 | by The Independent
By Ethan Guo… It’s in the news, again. MOM shuts down on-site dorm for foreign workers after news report...
Former BOJ Governor Masaaki Shirakawa Appointed Distinguished Visiting Fellow at NUS Business School
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Media Release

Former BOJ Governor Masaaki Shirakawa Appointed Distinguished Visiting Fellow at NUS Business School

August 21st, 2014 | by The Independent
PRESS RELEASE… 21st August 2014 SINGAPORE – Mr Masaaki Shirakawa, former Governor of the Bank of Japan (BOJ), will...
SPH: A Dangerous Trend
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News Analysis

SPH: A Dangerous Trend

August 21st, 2014 | by The Independent
By Bharad Ramesh Weeks after I write about SPH’s investors not giving the media company a hard time on...
Why CPF is Failing
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Singapore Economy

Why CPF is Failing

August 20th, 2014 | by The Independent
By Eric Tan When the PAP inherited the CPF system from the British, they did not change the basic...
PM Fails As A Financial Planner
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News Analysis

PM Fails As A Financial Planner

August 20th, 2014 | by The Independent
The  PM tried to play financial planner during his rally speech on Sunday and failed.  His advice for a...
A PM in search of a legacy
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News Analysis

A PM in search of a legacy

August 18th, 2014 | by The Independent
By Simon Vincent Anticipations were high for this year’s National Day Rally speech. One could not help but wonder...
Presents from PM Lee
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News Analysis

Presents from PM Lee

August 18th, 2014 | by Mary Lee
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong introduced four popular — possibly vote-getting measures — in his National Day Rally speech...
ESM Goh: The government must pass the demanding parental test
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News Analysis

ESM Goh: The government must pass the demanding parental test

August 18th, 2014 | by The Independent
On the eve of the Prime Minister’s National Day Rally, Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong gave a speech...
Lee Bee Wah quits because of foreign talent issues
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News Analysis

Lee Bee Wah quits because of foreign talent issues

August 17th, 2014 | by The Independent
Nee Soon GRC MP sheds tears after reporting that she will not be taking part in the STTA presidency...
Education: Teachers burdened with other duties besides teaching
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Forum

Education: Teachers burdened with other duties besides teaching

August 16th, 2014 | by The Independent
By S. Bala I was recently in the company of some teachers and the topic of interest among the...
Primary 1 places: How to make it less muddy
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The way we see it

Primary 1 places: How to make it less muddy

August 16th, 2014 | by Mary Lee
My first school was Dorset Primary, right across the road from where I lived.  My brothers went to Victoria...
A World United for Peace in Gaza
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The way we see it

A World United for Peace in Gaza

August 15th, 2014 | by The Independent
Conflict is inevitable in any society. However, combat is always optional. For the people of Gaza, combat has become...
WHO approves experimental drug to combat Ebola virus
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News Analysis

WHO approves experimental drug to combat Ebola virus

August 15th, 2014 | by The Independent
With the death toll rising and health organizations struggling to get a handle on the situation, the World Health...
Singapore patients have good reasons to be afraid, says doctor
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Singapore patients have good reasons to be afraid, says doctor

August 15th, 2014 | by The Independent
A doctor in private practice for 24 years has criticised his colleagues  for overcharging and encouraging patients to go...
Indonesia considering ratification of the Transboundary Haze Agreement
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News Analysis

Indonesia considering ratification of the Transboundary Haze Agreement

August 14th, 2014 | by The Independent
Returning from the ASEAN regional forum, Indonesia is considering ratification of the Transboundary Haze Agreement. Getting...
$25k prize money for mobile developers
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Media Release

$25k prize money for mobile developers

August 13th, 2014 | by The Independent
The first ever Southeast Asia Pacific Mobile App Challenge (SEAMAC) will be hosted by Singapore this year. SEAMAC is...
The next big thing: Singapore needs to think differently
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Top Story

The next big thing: Singapore needs to think differently

August 13th, 2014 | by The Independent
Strangely, the government’s openness stifling digital breakthrough By Bharad Ramesh… Recently, I struggled as a tourist in...
Surprise, surprise…medals for Little India riot officers
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The way we see it

Surprise, surprise…medals for Little India riot officers

August 13th, 2014 | by The Independent
The government is trying very hard to keep the morale of the police force up in the aftermath of...
Elitist schools? So what?
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News comment

Elitist schools? So what?

August 13th, 2014 | by Mary Lee
Elite schools are old chestnuts that keep getting tossed in the roasting pan. It usually starts with the heart-wrenching...
Honour the humble
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Life

Honour the humble

August 12th, 2014 | by Mary Lee
Promoting a culture of honour for the well-being of Singapore from the ground up — that is the aim...
What gay activism means for these two
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News Analysis

What gay activism means for these two

August 12th, 2014 | by The Independent
By Simon Vincent “You can’t talk about gay issues without talking about politics,” said Alex Au in a discussion...
How Hamas took on Israel in Gaza
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Global Politics

How Hamas took on Israel in Gaza

August 11th, 2014 | by The Independent
The recent news of Israel bombing schools and the death of civilians there would seem that Israel was the...
WHO declares Ebola epidemic as an international health emergency
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News Analysis

WHO declares Ebola epidemic as an international health emergency

August 11th, 2014 | by The Independent
Nigeria became the most recent West African nation to declare a state of emergency as the result of the...
John Kerry concerned about territorial disputes in South China Sea
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International

John Kerry concerned about territorial disputes in South China Sea

August 11th, 2014 | by The Independent
The meeting of the ASEAN regional forum saw the United States trying to reduce tension between China and many...
The Test is not the Territory
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Sports

The Test is not the Territory

August 11th, 2014 | by Benjamin Cheah
The recent changes in the Individual Physical Proficiency Test standards have met with mixed reactions. Described as a way...
Hishammuddin Hussein: MH17 Brought Down Using Surface-to-Air Missile
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International

Hishammuddin Hussein: MH17 Brought Down Using Surface-to-Air Missile

August 11th, 2014 | by The Independent
Kuala Lumpur-The Defense Minister of Malaysia, Hishammuddin Hussein, said that the military intelligence and remains from the...
Shanmugam suggests China and ASEAN practice restraint in South China Sea Activities
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News Analysis

Shanmugam suggests China and ASEAN practice restraint in South China Sea Activities

August 9th, 2014 | by Kumaran Pillai
The Foreign Affairs Minister of Singapore, K Shanmugam, said on August 8, 2014 that China and ASEAN should consider...
Hsien Loong positive about economic growth
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Singapore Economy

Hsien Loong positive about economic growth

August 9th, 2014 | by The Independent
Lee Hsien Loong, the Prime Minister of Singapore, said in his National Day Message that the country’s economy expanded...
We are one year old. Phew!
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Singapore Media

We are one year old. Phew!

August 9th, 2014 | by The Independent
One year ago today, we started on a journey to occupy a vacuum in the Singapore media space that...
Chan Chun Sing suggests “future proofing” Singapore
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News Analysis

Chan Chun Sing suggests “future proofing” Singapore

August 9th, 2014 | by The Independent
The minister of Social and Family Development believes implementing the appropriate social values in Singapore would allow the...
Let’s Be Honest About Religion and Gaza
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News Analysis

Let’s Be Honest About Religion and Gaza

August 9th, 2014 | by The Independent
By Simon Vincent Transnational Religiosity It is often said that it is impolite to discuss religion with others. Well,...
Pink, pulp and principle
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Life

Pink, pulp and principle

August 8th, 2014 | by The Independent
By PN Balji That was the fortnight that was — breathless and breathtaking for officialdom in Singapore — as...
CONVERSATION WITH A SENIOR CITIZEN: Uncle Ronnie, a changed man
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News Analysis

CONVERSATION WITH A SENIOR CITIZEN: Uncle Ronnie, a changed man

August 8th, 2014 | by Tan Yong Heng Jack
He is 56; like more and more senior citizens, Ronnie is on the streets. But this unmarried uncle has...
Something’s wrong with S’pore education
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News comment

Something’s wrong with S’pore education

August 7th, 2014 | by The Independent
By Michael Y.P. Ang Four days before Germany became the first European country to win the World Cup in...
Is MDA’s censorship practice outmoded and archaic?
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The way we see it

Is MDA’s censorship practice outmoded and archaic?

August 7th, 2014 | by The Independent
Officers of Media Development Authority (MDA) do not expect the public to agree with their decision, said Minister of...
CLOUD MESSENGER 8 & 9 August 2014 | Drama Centre Black Box
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Life

CLOUD MESSENGER 8 & 9 August 2014 | Drama Centre Black Box

August 6th, 2014 | by The Independent
Intercultural Theatre Institute (ITI) invites you to celebrate this National Day with an original, devised-in-Singapore play,...
Divorce will be not easy: K.Shanmugam
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News Analysis

Divorce will be not easy: K.Shanmugam

August 6th, 2014 | by The Independent
Divorce will be not easy for couples who are want to end their marriage. A bill was passed in...
Faisal apologized for unverified allegations against HDB
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News Analysis

Faisal apologized for unverified allegations against HDB

August 6th, 2014 | by The Independent
Worker’s Party’s Mr.Faisal Abudul Manap apologized for his allegation being made against HDB officer without...
StarHub flies the flag for local brands this National Day
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Media Release

StarHub flies the flag for local brands this National Day

August 6th, 2014 | by The Independent
In a country that loves its international brands, it can be easy to ignore the local businesses in our...
Office Bearers of the Workers’ Party for the Term of 2014 to 2016
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Media Release

Office Bearers of the Workers’ Party for the Term of 2014 to 2016

August 5th, 2014 | by The Independent
OFFICE BEARERS OF THE WORKERS’ PARTY FOR THE TERM OF 2014 TO 2016 The Workers’ Party (WP) held its...
A new Road Traffic Bill proposed – Drivers guilty – fined $1,000 or imprisoned 12 months.
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News Analysis

A new Road Traffic Bill proposed – Drivers guilty – fined $1,000 or imprisoned 12 months.

August 5th, 2014 | by The Independent
Multitasking drivers beware – under a new bill proposed in Parliament yesterday (Monday),it may soon be an offence to...
If numbers don’t lie, then GRCs are redundant
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Politics

If numbers don’t lie, then GRCs are redundant

August 5th, 2014 | by The Independent
By Michael Y.P. Ang Singaporeans cannot seem to avoid being divided according to race. Our NRIC cards indicate which...
SQ 351 “90km away” & re-routed when MH17 shot downed– Singapore Transport Minister
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Top Story

SQ 351 “90km away” & re-routed when MH17 shot downed– Singapore Transport Minister

August 5th, 2014 | by The Independent
Singapore Flights to review their risk assessment of flying over conflict areas, says Transport Minister… The Singapore...
It won’t hurt to speak dialect
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Top Story

It won’t hurt to speak dialect

August 4th, 2014 | by Tan Yong Heng Jack
National Day is around the corner and as a young Singaporean I believe that this is the time to...
NLB, dengue & MH 17 at Parliamentary session today
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News Analysis

NLB, dengue & MH 17 at Parliamentary session today

August 4th, 2014 | by The Independent
The Parliament will be in session today and it will discuss the following topics, which are Issues related to...
Lim Swee Say, say what?
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The way we see it

Lim Swee Say, say what?

August 3rd, 2014 | by Kumaran Pillai
First there was admission but it was quickly followed by a denial. Minister without portfolio Mr Lim Swee Say...
Retirement in Singapore: Golden years or down trodden years?
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The way we see it

Retirement in Singapore: Golden years or down trodden years?

August 3rd, 2014 | by The Independent
By Tommy Wong For a “normal” human life, it comprises three phases: (1) learning, (2) working, and (3) retirement....
StarHub’s Upgraded Cellular-On-Wheels Vehicle to Debut at NDP 2014
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Media Release

StarHub’s Upgraded Cellular-On-Wheels Vehicle to Debut at NDP 2014

August 2nd, 2014 | by Kumaran Pillai
As Singapore’s 49th birthday bash is around the corner, StarHub is doing its part to support the celebrations in...