Tag: Little India Riots

The Riot: A Young Singaporean's Perspective

By Benjamin Cheah I awoke on Monday morning to news of  the riot at Little India. I didn't expect a riot to mark my first day of work at  The Independent Singapore. But the riot itself was not surprising. While I grew  up in a...

Little India Riot: Stop Blaming the Foreigners

Will Singaporeans stop blaming foreigners for everything big and small that goes wrong? I am not condoning the Little India violence by any means, but whose idea was it to gentrify the area? Why can't people understand that every $20-a-meal restaurant that opens up in...

Little India Riots: Our Bigwigs Speak

Now that we've heard what the public has to say, let's all turn our attention to the nation's most important people, the ministers, Member of Parliaments and politicians. Drum rolls...  *** “As far as we know now, there was no Singaporean involved in the riot. The...