Tag: Society

Some things wrong in viral post about elderly woman cleaner

Singapore -- The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) has clarified some details in the story about an 82-year-old woman who works as...

End of the golden film Run

by Tan Bah Bah Run Run Shaw’s death brought to close an era of giant East Asian film-makers. Reports rightly describe the most productive period...

So, what happened to integration?

Are locals and foreigners growing further apart in Singapore? An annual global survey of expats shows Singapore has slid down the rankings in social...
Maruah Singapore Debate

Where were the parents?

Human rights organisation Maruah observed Children's Day with a debate by school students on a provocative topic: Parents are subverting the development of their child's...
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The downside to zero tolerance

By Augustine Low Customers pay good money for good service. Does that mean there should be zero tolerance for anything gone wrong, even through unforeseen...
Geylang Lorong 24 road sign

I love Geylang… and it has nothing to do with sex

By Tang Li I know it’s not politically correct to admit it ... but I love Geylang, Singapore’s red-light district. Geylang stands out as...
Dr Chia Shi-Lu

NGOs Part 3: PAP MP responds

By Zach Isaiah Chiah In our series, we looked at the work of  non-government organisations from different angles. PAP MP Dr Chia Shi-Lu, who is...
Singaporeans at National Day Parade

Are native Singaporeans a dying breed?

By Tang Li A few of my friends started shaking their heads when they found out I had resumed a relationship with an old girlfriend....
Bukit Brown

NGO-government relations: The art of the possible

By Zach Isaiah Chiah Bukit Brown is the largest Chinese cemetery outside of China. In 2012, the Land Transport Authority announced the decision to build a...
Chek Jawa

NGOs: Why some succeed, some don't

By Zach Isaiah Chiah It was like Lazarus rising from the dead. “We were stunned at the announcement from Minister Mah. So was everyone else in...
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