Daily Archives: 2014-01-28

The Lion and the Peacock

By Ng Yi-Sheng I didn’t enjoy Chinese New Year much as a kid. I was awkward around my relatives, who always made fun of me by calling me the “angmoh kia”, the white boy, because my English was so much better than my Mandarin or Hokkien. Angpows didn’t matter much to me, either, since my parents always collected the money …

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Public Transport – On the Right Track?

By Yudhishthra In any urban settlement, the issue of transport is very much a public one. To be transported is to traverse the urban jungle that is Singapore. Long removed from our pre-war past when rickshaws, bullock-carts and sampans allowed us to get where we wanted to go, modern Singapore is not so much metropolitan as it a densely-populated urban area …

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How did we come to hate foreigners?

By Aloysius Chia How did foreigners become the target of so much hatred recently? In online forums and everyday conversations, foreigners have become the new breed of people to vent one’s anger to. There are those who find foreigners, who actually make up a very diverse group of people, the source of social problems. These are the people who like …

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Services sector leads job vacancies

By Andrew Low The Job Vacancies 2013 report by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), released on Monday, showed that job vacancies rose by 9.7 per cent, to 61,900, in September 2013. Leading the list were jobs in the services sector, which made up some 80 per cent of the vacancies. “Services continued to generate the bulk of job openings, making …

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