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Tin Pei Ling: Interests of MacPherson constituents must come first

Suddenly concerned Singaporeans are being confronted by four developments that seem to be cropping up almost simultaneously. One - affordability of Housing and Development Board flats and as part of it, the land issue - is a bugbear that...

Can Singapore be a bit more like Mustafa Centre?

I am a fan of Mustafa Centre. Singapore cannot claim to be a city that never sleeps if there are no 24-hour outlets or long-hour ones like the Syed Alwi Road shopping department which never closed before the Covid-19...

SPH Media circulation data massaging: Some 30 years of hanky panky?

On Monday (Jan 9), TheIndependent.Sg reported that several senior employees of SPH Media were taken to task or left the company after an internal review found issues linked to inconsistent circulation numbers. It spoke to a veteran ex-SPH editor...

Bidadari: once cemetery, next change social enterprise hawker centre

Bidadari housing estate will have its own hawker centre in the second half of this year. This is a fairly big deal, at least for me. The place was once a cemetery which I used to walk through with...

Hokkien and other Chinese dialects: Listen to Ong Ye Kung’s daughter

There are some encouraging signs that Chinese dialects will survive in Singapore. One reason is that the government appears comfortable that its pro-Mandarin policy has largely succeeded and that there is no need to be so ruthless in “chopping...

CPL Edward Go: NS and the ultimate sacrifice

The tragic death of Corporal Edward Go, 19, of the Singapore Civil Defence Force is a reminder that national service is the highest form of sacrifice and commitment that any male Singaporean and his family can give to this...

S377A: “Doing the right thing” – or killing the Opposition softly?

The repeal of S377A shows that persistent activism for the right cause - to correct what is wrong - will be rewarded, even in authoritarian and largely conservatve Singapore. But only when clouds are burst. The journey to the...

GE15: The homecoming of Anwar Ibrahim

Despite being so much a part of the Malaysian political landscape for three decades and within an arm’s reach of the top office twice, Anwar Ibrahim being sworn in on Nov 24 as Prime Minister by the Malaysian King...

World Cup and EPL viewing: Singaporeans must stop being soccer suckers

When FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 kicks off today (Nov 20), it will be watched by five billion people, half of humanity’s population. Host Qatar takes on Ecuador in the opening match. The excitement will reach its climax at...

Lawrence Wong was spot on. With more sharp Opposition MPs like Sengkang trio, PAP will face real threat

Two messages coming out of the ruling People’s Action Party biennial conference last Sunday (Nov 6) seemed contradictory. But they were not. They were simply part of a familiar PAP song the title of which could well be Tina...
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Water pours into Kallang elevator and begins to flood hallway, poses danger to residents

SINGAPORE — A Singapore Reddit user appeared to make light of a situation where water poured into an elevator while the hallway outside was...

2 uncles fight & punch each other on Still Road, family tags in, TikToker calls it “UFC (Uncle Fighting Championship)”

SINGAPORE — A video of an older man racing down the street and then pounding heavily on a car, followed by a woman hitting...

Former PSP candidate Kumaran Pillai is back in ‘another avatar’ to serve Singaporeans, says his political journey is far from over…

SINGAPORE — After nearly a year’s break from active politics, Kumaran Pillai, 2020 Singapore General Election candidate for Kebun Baru, is back on familiar...

Car driver uses his elderly mother to ‘chope’ carpark space at AMK Hub

SINGAPORE — An irate netizen took to social media to complain after seeing an older woman chope-ing a car parking space at AMK Hub...

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