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Why the Chinese speak loudly

By Pauline D Loh Managing editor,  Sunday/Features/Food, China Daily Crowds in China cannot be ignored. And according to some legal definitions, three people will make a crowd. Certainly, especially in confined spaces like trains, coaches and planes, a trio of excited...

More awards for Ilo Ilo

Hello, hello! Ilo Ilo just bagged three more awards. The first Singapore film to win the Camera d'Or  prize at the 2013 Cannes film festival, Ilo Ilo  has won three major awards at the 10th Jameson CineFest Miskolc International...

Ilo Ilo: A warm and sincere film

By Zafar Anjum In mid-June 2011 when I was attending a screenplay writing residency in Singapore, I thought I was working on a unique project. My story was about a Filipino maid in Singapore who gets fired during the financial...

Confessions of an author

By Zafar Anjum It is said that when success comes late in life it tastes bitter. It was said about the Polish film director and screenwriter Krzysztof Kieślowski, known internationally for The Decalogue (1989), The Double Life of Véronique (1991),...

Bernard Harrison interview (Part 2): When a rebel clashed with a civil servant boss

By PN Balji Editor, The Independent Singapore “Zoo Man” Bernard Harrison talks about why he left the Singapore Zoo and why Singapore is lacking in creativity. This is the second and final part of his interview in which he earlier talked...

Can there be another Pillay, another Sim Kee Boon?

By Abhijit Nag Can Singapore produce another JY Pillay, Sim Kee Boon or Philip Yeo? Civil servants who can create or nurture world-class institutions? Pillay will be remembered as the visionary chairman of Singapore Airlines who turned it into a top-flight...

Elections not enough? We also need referendums

By Vignesh Louis Naidu A couple of weeks ago, Zurich opened its first drive-through sex boxes. These were built by the state to provide prostitutes a clean and safe environment to work from and to move prostitution out of the...

Government needs to change its mindset about education

By S. Bala In a recent comment, Senior Minister of State for Education, Indranee Rajah said that the parents need to change their mindset about tuition and education, and not to pile students with unnecessary tuition. Perhaps, it is the...

JEM ceiling collapse due to leaky pipe, closed till further notice

SINGAPORE - JEM shopping mall located at Jurong East will be closed till further notice. 240 shops will be affected by this closure. The incident took place on Wednesday night at about 10.15 pm and three women in their 30s...

Redefining meritocracy

By Augustine Low Elitism and meritocracy have suddenly become buzzwords. Public Service Commission Chairman Eddie Teo said on Tuesday in an open letter on the PSC website that the PSC will continue to guard against elitism by having scholars from different...
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