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

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