Tag: Singapore

PAP’s point man in Aljunied speaks up

When the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis hit, many Singaporeans lost their jobs. Victor Lye was a managing director of a Spanish investment bank at that time. He only knew too well as he watched his colleagues lose their jobs due to credit lines being...

Watching LKY grow old

By Augustine Low At 90, Lee Kuan Yew’s public appearances are understandably rare. It has become a question of will he, or won’t he attend a key event. Earlier this month, he skipped the Tanjong Pagar constituency Chinese New Year dinner but five days later,...

Homelessness: 404 families and 565 individuals supported in the last three years

Singapore's ministry of social and family development (MSF) acknowledged providing shelter to the needy in the recent sitting of the country's Parliament Minister for Social and Family Development Chan Chun Sing in an oral reply to a question by member of Parliament for Aljunied Group...

MARUAH mulls over the future of Little India

Human rights group MARUAH held a forum on Feb 12 to discuss the hastily-tabled Public Order (Additional Temporary Measures) Bill. The Bill will be discussed in parliament next Monday, Feb 17. The civil rights group raised some issues of concern: possibility of abuse in implementation, relevance of...

Happy Valentine’s Day to the men of Singapore

Dear men of Singapore, I do not know all of you but I am dating one of you. I am fortunate to be with a man who has an opinion and does not falter when I attempt to bully him into agreeing with me in an...

SIA passenger fed up with food service

A postgraduate scholar, 28, found herself entangled with Singapore Airlines about the food she ate on board an eight-and-a-half hour flight from Brisbane to Singapore for a transit to Mumbai last December 13. Komal Patil, an Indian national residing in New Zealand claimed that she...

William Lim: Unhappy commuters, unhappy society

Dressed in a blazer and knee-long skirt, Sherry got off her bus at Tanjong Pagar. She was heading back to her office after her lunch break when I approached her. Wiping of a bead of sweat, she said she no longer takes the MRT...

NTU gets creative, offers philosophy

Nanyang Technological University is offering three new courses this August to meet growing demands of the economy. It will take in 95 students for the courses  - 35 for philosophy, 30 for earth sciences and another 30 for engineering-cum-business. The courses are all-four-year honours programmes. NTU's...

What a pity, HPB’s FAQs would have been helpful

Looking back, 24-year-old Sarah* wishes the Health Promotion Board (HPB) had made the move to address sexual health for the LGBT community when she was 13. “It would have made growing up a lot less confusing," she said.." I did not even realise that I...

Will Little India still be Little India?

Human rights group, MARUAH, will be holding a panel discussion on the impact of the proposed Public Order (Additional Temporary Measures) Bill on the social landscape of Little India. The bill was last announced in January and is scheduled for second reading on February 17 in...