Crazy Average Singaporeans Offend Me

Rice I Am A Crazy Rich Asian, And Crazy Average Singaporeans Offend Me Pan Jie 25 April 2018 Dear Singapore, As a crazy rich Asian, I am deeply offended that you guys are offended by Crazy Rich Asians. When I saw the trailer drop yesterday, I was so excited that I nearly spat oolong all … Continue reading Crazy Average Singaporeans Offend Me

Stop Denying Our Public Sector’s Culture of Learned Helplessness

Rice Can We Please Stop Denying Our Public Sector’s Culture of Learned Helplessness? Grace Yeoh 27 March 2018 In May 2017, I left the public service after two years of being a public servant. It may have been a brief stint, but it was long enough for me to get comfortably acquainted with both the … Continue reading Stop Denying Our Public Sector’s Culture of Learned Helplessness

We Don’t Care About Thaipusam, We Just Resent White People

Rice We Don’t Care About Thaipusam, We Just Resent White People Rachel Lau 20 March 2018 Why is live music banned for Thaipusam but not for St Patrick’s Day? This was the question on everyone’s mind when the police issued a ‘public entertainment license’ for last weekend’s St Patrick’s Day celebrations permitting the playing of … Continue reading We Don’t Care About Thaipusam, We Just Resent White People

Raffles Stole Singapore

The Spectator How Raffles stole the jewel of Singapore Alex Colville 27 January 2018 The true founder of Singapore, the humane and diplomatic William Farquhar, has for centuries been unjustly eclipsed by his bullying, reckless superior BOOK REVIEW: William Farquhar and Singapore: Stepping out from Raffles’ Shadow Nadia H. Wright Entrepot Publishing (Malaysia), pp.258, £27.91 … Continue reading Raffles Stole Singapore

Yale psychologist John Bargh: ‘Politicians want us to be fearful. They’re manipulating us for their own interest’

The Guardian Yale psychologist John Bargh: ‘Politicians want us to be fearful. They’re manipulating us for their own interest' Decca Aitkenhead 8 December 2017 Don’t make the mistake of thinking you have free will – a book by a US academic has analysed the unconscious, evolutionary instincts driving modern society and the results are a … Continue reading Yale psychologist John Bargh: ‘Politicians want us to be fearful. They’re manipulating us for their own interest’

Are “Non-Traditional Families” Broken?

I on Singapore Are "Non-Traditional Families" Broken? IonSG 13 October 2017 In a letter to the Straits Times, "Don't undermine families when championing issues" (7 October 2017), Mr Christopher Goh "as a husband and a father", expressed his concerns at the joint report on gender discrimination submitted by various non-governmental organisations to the United Nations. … Continue reading Are “Non-Traditional Families” Broken?

The Imam Issue: A Look at the Singapore Muslim Community

The Online Citizen The Singapore Muslim Community and the Imam Issue Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir 6 March 2017 It is well-known that Singapore is a multi-religious society. The 2014 report by Pew named our city-state as the most religiously diverse among the 232 countries studied. What is assumed in this discourse is that all religions are … Continue reading The Imam Issue: A Look at the Singapore Muslim Community

Singaporean English is Almost Impossible to Pick Up

Atlas Obscura Singaporean English is Almost Impossible to Pick Up Urvija Banerji 2 May 2016 Wah lao! Why can’t I speak Singlish? The Merlion is a famous statue and symbol of Singapore. “To merlion” in Singlish means to puke everywhere. (Photo: WolfgangSladkowski/CC BY 3.0) “Two dollar onny, dis one,” a street vendor might say to … Continue reading Singaporean English is Almost Impossible to Pick Up