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Daily Archives: 2012-03-28

Advantage of growing up a minority in Singapore is that you adapt

~ By Seker Sb ~ The advantage of growing up a minority in Singapore is that you adapt. We adapt to the name calling that begins in nurseries and kindergarten and we continue to adapt when we realize that those names could only have been passed on from adults. We adapt to the sino-centric sports teams at primary school. We adapt …

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Singapore, the 'miracle' economy?

~ By Gordon Lee ~ Lee Kuan Yew. He is a great visionary and the pioneering architect of Singapore’s economic miracle – or so we are told. Just last week, The Economist published an article titled Dangerous Delusions, which amongst other things said, “The People’s Action Party (PAP) is anxious to take as much credit as it can for Singapore’s …

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Petain Road name change would open floodgates

~ By Narayana Narayana ~ Prof Tommy Koh' posted a commentary "Should Petain Road be renamed":in the Straits Times of March 20 2012.    It must seem rather ironic that the learned Prof Koh is Honorary Chairman of the National Heritage Board (NHB), while recently another official body, the National Library Board, has been assiduously involved in collecting information on old, …

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