I have spent the last few weeks in Malaysia doing research, so I suppose it’s only apt that I write a bit about this wonderful country. I am now certain that food in Malaysia is better than in Singapore. I used to always tell people that the food is the same in both countries. But now my mind is made up. And it’s not simply … Continue reading Malaysia
I reproduce the below correspondence between an old Junior College classmate and myself, only to show the struggle that many of my contemporaries may currently face… This was in response to me telling him that I was, for the foolish moment, trying to make it as a full-time writer in Singapore. “I am probably coming home in late june/july for a month or so. In … Continue reading a Singaporean dilemma?
That’s the title of a great piece in last Tuesday’s International Herald Tribune. Do read it, a landmark case where a Canadian Court of Appeal is set to determine the fairness and impartiality of Singapore’s judicial system. Stay tuned, what they unearth during the entire trial will be quite interesting. Besides, we Singaporeans generally only respond to economic incentives, pressures or impulses. This commercial dispute … Continue reading Courts in Singapore come under scrutiny
“There is no more perfect form of subjection than the one that preserves the appearance of freedom.” –Rousseau Continue reading a quote
The People’s Action Party (PAP) will form our Government with 66.6% of the vote. The opposition won 33.3% of the vote. i.e. they have the support of 1 in 3 Singaporeans. However, our first past the post voting system ensures that 1/3 of the vote only garners them 2 out of 84 seats in Parliament, or 2.38%. This is a huge disjoint between popular support … Continue reading Singapore Elections Key Points