Monthly Archives: August 2013

Russian embassy in Singapore rejects petition from activists
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

Last updated on October 19th, 2015 at 04:19 pm(Photo: LGBT rights activists outside the Russian Embassy in Singapore. From left to right: Zan Thang, Jolovan Wham, Vincent Wijeysingha, Leow Yangfa.) Officials of the Russian embassy in Singapore have refused to accept a petition Read More

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A 3rd reshuffle but still no successor
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Last updated on October 20th, 2015 at 11:12 pmBy Andrew Loh In a somewhat surprise move on Thursday, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced his third Cabinet reshuffle since the general elections of May 2011. Eight People’s Action Party (PAP) Members of Parliament Read More

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About that "gay lifestyle"
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

By Gay SG Confessions There has been a lot of dismay and unhappiness over the past few days regarding the release of the OSC survey and how it skewed and labelled “gay lifestyles” as generally “unacceptable” for Singaporeans. Naturally, it was met with great Read More

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Making housing affordable – still a tight squeeze
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Last updated on October 19th, 2015 at 06:37 pmBy Leong Sze Hian The Housing and Development Board (HDB) has shortened its maximum loan tenure from 30 years to 25 years and the mortgage servicing ratio (MSR) limit has also been cut from 35 Read More

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Ilo Ilo: A Portrait of an Ordinary Singaporean Family in Adversity
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

Last updated on October 1st, 2015 at 11:01 amBy Singapore Armchair Critic (Warning: spoilers ahead) Although the name of the first Singapore film I watched in a cinema eludes me, the experience has endured: I still remember how enthralling and magical it was, Read More

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When the troublemakers make the difference
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By Alvan Yap “A few years ago, I made a plea for our MRT and buses to be made accessible to our citizens in wheelchairs and was told not to make trouble by one of our ministers. I was tempted to tell him that Read More

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Who moved our airport – Lee Kuan Yew or Howe Yoon Chong?
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

Last updated on October 20th, 2015 at 11:12 pmAmidst the number of future initiatives unveiled by PM Lee Hsien Loong during his National Day Rally speech was the plan to upgrade Changi Airport. Besides the building of two new terminals, the literal jewel Read More

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Face-2-Face – National Day Rally 2013
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The OSC took a fresh approach to engage Singaporeans. They had no pre-set agenda, it was a fully open discussion and it elicited a very positive response. – Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, National Day Rally 2013 We are indeed heartened that the Read More

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Local LGBT community rallies support for prosecuted LGBTs in Russia
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

Last updated on October 20th, 2015 at 10:46 pm On Saturday, IndigNation organized an event held at the Hong Lim park entitled “To Russia with Love” which attracted a crowd of over 100 people to show express solidarity and support to the LGBT Read More

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The judiciary and its checks and balances role
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

By Ghui Over the past few years, I have been heartened to see how Singaporeans have truly stepped up to play a part in shaping the future of Singapore. Opposition parties have upped their game. Supporters have crawled out of the woodwork. Online Read More

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