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Clearing the Haze: Summary and where we are right now

“Clearing the Haze” is a feature series by The Online Citizen that brings you into the core of the trans-boundary haze issue. Our reporting team joined volunteers from local haze monitoring group, PM. Haze, on one of their field trips into the heart of Indonesia earlier this year to find out more about the haze situation, what causes the fires, and what …

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Proposals in response to COI’s Little India riot recommendations

By Yasmeen Banu Responding to the recommendations by the Committee of Inquiry (COI) for the Little India riot in December 2013, the Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Manpower outlined initiatives that they will undertake to address the recommendations made by the COI, although the solutions proposed seem to fall a few short of the full slate. After weeks …

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SAF looking into blogger who posted about getting discharged from NS

By Yasmeen Banu Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) recently posted an update on their Facebook page informing the public that they are looking into the matter of the Singaporean blogger who boasted about getting enlisted for only a month. Posted on June 13th, the post on the “SAF Confessions” Facebook page went on in details about how a National Service (NS) …

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Last Hakka cemetery might be rehoused in a pagoda

By Yasmeen Banu In the near future, the 2,700 tombstones that stands in the middle of a couple of blocks at Commonwealth will no longer be seen as the land owned by the Hakka Clan Association, Yin Fo Fui Kun (应和会馆) is currently considering rehousing the graves in a pagoda. The Yin Fo Fui Kun cemetery that is along Commonwealth Lane …

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Avant Theatre presents “Akka” & “Akka – The End”, a story focusing on Indian transgender women in Singapore

This July, Avant Theatre is proud to present the re-staging of the 1991 smash hit, “AKKA”, and it’s much awaited sequel, “AKKA – The End” as a double bill production guaranteed to be ‘singularly refreshing’! A first in Tamil theatre, the “Akka” plays will focus on the issues surrounding Indian transgender women in Singapore and the lives they lead in …

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Singapore Dance Theatre presents the 19th Edition of Ballet Under the Stars

Photo credit – nicolethen studio Immerse yourself in the perfect evening at Singapore Dance Theatre’s (SDT) 19th Edition of the annual Ballet Under the Stars. This year, SDT will be presenting two weekends of exquisite choreography by award-winning international choreographers from 18 – 20 July and 25 – 27 July at Fort Canning Green. Expect spectacular works in the likes …

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“Singapore Snaps” to chronicle life in Singapore with Animation

To commemorate Singapore 50th birthday, artist Tan Wei Keong, Annette Heitmann, and Samantha Tio whose artwork has been featured in The Online Citizen, is bringing together a project that will involve the community to come together. The project- Singapore Snaps (SG Snaps), is a relational art project seeking to create 3 animations with collected photographs contributed by the community. In response to …

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Young artist uses fresh flowers for her fashion illustrations

By Yasmeen Banu Drawings, paintings or illustrations usually have a story of its own, a vision the artist saw and spilled on paper or canvas. Grace Ciao is one such artist. The full-time undergraduate from National University of Singapore (NUS) majoring in business administration is a fashion illustrator whose style mainly involves utilizing markers and watercolours. Recently however, she started …

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Singapore Flyer’s uncertain future ahead

By Yasmeen Banu It was an event of merriment and joy as the symbolic beat of the drum sparked a dazzling laser and fireworks display across Marina Bay. It marked the official opening of the Singapore Flyer on the 15th of April 2008 by Guest of Honour and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. The $240 million project had an optimistic …

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