Category: Articles and Speeches

This category captures some of my favorite articles related to Singapore be it famous speeches, opinions, commentaries, poets etc.

Madam Kwa Geok Choo (1920 – 2010)

Source: TodayOnline.com Updated 12:39 PM Oct 05, 2010 It was 1947. Miss Kwa Geok Choo, 27, one of Malaya’s top brains, was just two months into law school at Cambridge University when the Christmas holiday started. The plan was for

Lift GIC’s cloud of opacity

[Editor’s Note] As you can see, even the main stream newspapers do ask some serious and valid questions that even the opposition MPs do not. But most of the time, their plea and sound argument are ignored by the government

Life has to go on, says MM Lee

by clement mesenas 05:55 AM Sep 13, 2010   SINGAPORE – It has been two years and four months since his wife of six decades was bed-bound by a series of strokes, unable to speak. “What to do? What else

The Dismal State Of Singapore Football Team

Enough said about the dismal state of the Singapore football scene since the 1980s when Singapore decides to leave the Malaysia Cup and set up its own football league. More than 20 years have passed and hundreds of millions injected

The Singapore Story

A new narrative, a new story that can engage the younger generation, is needed by Yeo Lay Hwee 05:55 AM Sep 09, 2010 I am always amused by how much we are “mesmerised” by numbers, statistics and rankings. National Day

Difficult to accept a loved one’s suffering

Aug 29, 2010 Feeling compassion with a detachment is wise, but tough when it comes to Mama By Lee Wei Ling I awoke with a start, a while ago, from a dream. I looked at my watch. It was 4am.

Letting go of old prejudices

Source: The Sunday Times, Aug 15, 2010, First impressions may sometimes be wrong, and people can change for the better By Lee Wei Ling In 1995, I attended the International Epilepsy Congress in Sydney. Two days before the congress ended,

Ivan Lee Commencement Speech on Entrepreneurship and Happiness

COMMENCEMENT SPEECHES BY NUS ALUMNI – Mr Ivan Lee Ceremony 9 ‐ July 10, 2008 (Ivan Lee is CEO & Founder of the ThaiExpress group of restaurants) Entrepreneurship is about business, finance and money. But not all of you want

A love story

Love at first sight is romantic but may not hold a candle to love that lasts a lifetime & is for better or for worse By Lee Wei Ling An advertisement for the ‘Sassy Miss 2010 Workshop Series’ in The

Foreign talent are like infant trees

“First, Singapore discovered that some so-called foreign talent was not really very talented. Second, there was the discovery that, in some cases, when a foreign chief executive officer was hired, he or she discriminated against Singaporeans when hiring staff.” –

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