Home News

IPS Study: 2 in 3 Malays and 3 in 5 Indians have faced discrimination at some point while applying for jobs

By Gaurav Sharma While 33% Malays said that they have never faced racial discrimination in Singapore when applying for a job, 19% said they faced it rarely, 28% sometimes, 12% often and 8% said they always faced it. For Indians,...

Race relations 1: School for colour-blindness

A Singapore race relations survey showed fewer than half the respondents had a close friend from another race. Since children make friends at school, the solution is obvious By Glenn Lim People like comfort zones. That is why they are called...

Race relations 2: Once an ethnic minority…

Life abroad as an outsider can help one understand what ethnic minorities go through By Tang Li I spent a good part of my life as an “ethnic minority.” From the age of 11, all the way to 19, home was...

Populism is not a bad word

By Elvin Ong The policy changes in education, housing and healthcare announced by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in his National Day Rally this year have drawn plaudits from most mainstream commentators for both the substance and the rhetoric. They...

Elections Department to tighten ballot box handling

The Elections Department (ED) will look into how to tighten the handling and disposal of uncontrolled items such as ballot boxes during the electoral process, Minister for Social and Family Development Chan Chun Sing said in parliament today. He was...

Interviewing Lee Kuan Yew

By Tom Plate From Los Angeles Lee Kuan Yew, whom I first interviewed in 1996, was always a terrific interview and if you ask Western journalists how many public figures they can say this of, you may be surprised at how...

How much is too much compensation for a dead prisoner?

One may choke to death, overpowered by others till one is unable to breathe. But, though fatal, that is not a “severe injury”. That is one of the things you learn from the Ministry of Home Affairs’ statement on the...

Our faulty Singapore Conversation

By Vernon Chan News Analysis The publication of the Our SG Conversation Survey on 25 August 2013 has elicited varied responses. While there are some who have taken it at face value, some political commentators have questioned the validity of the...

The Chiams, Tan Jee Say and mooncakes

By Kumaran Pillai Former presidential candidate Tan Jee Say has been invited to eat mooncakes with the Chiams. But “it is no ordinary mooncake,” said one SPP member, “it is a political mooncake that is going to define politics in...

Lee and Lee: The job has changed

By PN BALJI Editor, The Independent Singapore The city-state of Singapore appears to have run squarely into a mid-life crisis nine years after Lee Hsien Loong became prime minister, and two years after an embarrassing general election outing by his ruling...
- Advertisement -

Latest News

Singapore woman’s viral fitness journey took over 7 years, inspires many across the world

If it's time to start making "New Year Resolutions," let this 25-year-old Singaporean bodybuilder give you a boost in...
- Advertisement -

Police report filed against man who filmed himself jamming train door with his hands so he wouldn’t be late

The netizen who posted an unusual “life hack” for not being late online may have gotten many likes, but was also reported to the...

England wary of African champs

THE serious guessing game starts as to who Gareth Southgate names ahead of England's World Cup round of 16 clash with African champions Senegal. The Three...

Billionaire heiress Kim Lim only lasted two months in her 2nd marriage

Singaporean celebrity heiress Kim Lim confirmed that her marriage with Leslie Leow, her 2nd husband, has ended after being together for only 2 months.  The...

Netizen seeks woman who lent her $10 at Punggol MRT taxi stand to take train

A Facebook user got creative with searching for the Good Samaritan who recently helped her to get to where she needed to go when...

Send in your scoops to news@theindependent.sg