Tag: Singapore

Anger at Sports Hub’s monopolistic behaviour

The most ambitious sports project is facing stormy seas as a monopoly on ticket booking has upset others in the business. The exclusive rights to selling tickets to all events at the Hub have been given to Sports Tix Hub thus shutting out players like Sistic and...

Why US media more obsessed with Indonesia than Ukraine

By Tom Plate Viewed from Los Angeles, tiny Ukraine seems much, much farther away and remote from our core national interests than, for example, gigantic Indonesia. So perhaps something is wrong with us on the West Coast of the United States and maybe we simply...

Breaking news: Singapore is world’s most expensive city

A new survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit shows that Singapore has become the world's most expensive city.  Blame it on currency appreciation, price inflation and structurally expensive items like car costs. "As a city-state with very few natural resources to speak of, Singapore is...

More teeth for pre-school project

Four mass communication students at Nanyang Technological University have turned their final-year project into a full-blown community campaign. They call it the ˜Project Tooth Keeper. The four 23-year-olds aim to promote oral health awareness among parents of children up to 6 years old. "We are learning how to...

A counter to Budget 2014

It’s been hard trying to focus on the Singapore Government’s $8 billion Pioneer Generation health package this past week.  Coverage has been about 98 per cent propaganda and two per cent uncritical commentary in major media. A fairly comprehensive counter proposal finally emerged a...

Ugly Conservatives

Being liberal in conservative Singapore isn’t easy. You can upset people you are familiar with if you espouse ideas of equality and freedom on the various aspects of life. Liberals, regularly criticised by the closed-minded, quickly realise that their views will never be accorded...

Students from SMU get highest pay among local graduates

The graduates of Singapore's youngest university are the top earners in five fields, says the latest survey by the Ministry of Education. Graduates from Singapore Management University outshone graduates from National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technology of University in sectors such as accountancy, information systems management, social sciences, economics and law...

Biting back at Mindef

Remember Tammy, the seven-month-old mongrel whose termination started a row which involved Law Minister K Shanmugaratnam? Well, there’s another “dogfight”, this time involving more than just allegations of cruelty to animals. Dragged into the fray is the Ministry of Defence (Mindef), and the question...

Former professor wins appeal for sex-for-grades case

The actions of former National University of Singapore law professor, Tey Tsun Hung, were "morally reprehensible" but were not corrupt said Justice Woo Bih Li this morning in Singapore's High Court. Tey was found guilty and sentenced to five months' jail last May for...

Disquiet in the Singapore air

It’s midnight. Leaning against a railing on the highest rooftop bar in Singapore, I look down at the city in awe. Everything below looks bright, prosperous and organised – very Singaporean. A place for everything and everything in its place. Downtown Singapore isn’t static:...