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...
Chen in the middle, in rust-brown trousers

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....
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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...
Hazel Poa

Hazel Poa stepping down as NSP secretary-general

By Kumaran Pillai Hazel Poa is stepping down as secretary general of the National Solidarity Party (NSP).  She has been suffering from stress-related ailments for...
Bernard Harrison and Ah Meng

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

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....
JY Pillay

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...

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...

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...

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...
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No Tuition? Revamp education system

By Christine Mechtler Senior Minister of State for Education, Indranee Rajah said private tuition is not necessary in Singapore's education system. Ms Indranee said: "The key...
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