Daily Archives: 2015-04-10

S’pore flag left on the ground, how many will pick it up?

In a social experiment to see how Singaporeans and the public would react, 22-year old student Ben Matchap placed an A4-sized copy of the Singapore flag on the ground at a busy public pathway in Dhoby Ghaut. Matchap, a student at Lasalle and a parkour enthusiast, then had his friends help him record the scene from different angles as people …

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Revisiting Lee Kuan Yew and PAP in our early years

By Andrew Situ Lee Kuan Yew was a founding member and inaugural secretary-general of the People’s Action Party, the dominant political party in Singapore whose steel grip on power has often been scrutinised by various media outlets. He became the Prime Minister of Singapore in 1959 following the PAP’s landslide victory at the general elections. The popular narrative we hear …

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By-election in Tanjong Pagar – A legal analysis

By Subramaniam Thirumeni I hope it is not too vulgar or insensitive to blog about this now.  I certainly hope the lynch mob will not turn on me. This is an issue about the law and so I am just wondering out aloud: Is there a legal requirement to hold a by-election in a GRC where one of the seats …

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ACRES planning for wild dolphin watching tours and research in Singapore

Animal rights group ACRES launched a ground-breaking study today on the wild dolphins in Singapore waters, and also hopes to establish Singapore’s first-ever wild dolphin watching tours. The study hopes to create greater awareness and understanding of wild dolphins in Singapore waters, so as to better protect them in their natural habitat. ACRES believes that dolphins in Singapore waters have never …

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68 illegal dorms “discovered” in Geylang – only tip of the iceberg?

In the last four months, a shocking 68 unauthorised dormitories for workers have been identified in Geylang alone. This was revealed by a report in the Straits Times on 9 April. It said the illegal dormitories, apparently “uncovered” by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) in those four months, “either lacked proper fire safety approvals or permission from the Urban …

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Celebrating diversity rather than single Singapore identity: Ho Kwon Ping

By Howard Lee Noting that former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew has essentially created a hegemonic Singapore national identity for us, SR Nathan Fellow Mr Ho Kwon Ping said that Mr Lee’s recent passing serves as a poignant reminder about how it is now time to forge our own identity based on a collective of diverse identities and histories. Mr …

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