A year of rude awakenings (2013)

Source: Straits Times, Dec 29, 2013 By Chua Mui Hoong, Opinion Editor If there is one word to sum up Singapore’s experience this year, it would be Vulnerability. 2013 is the year the People’s Action Party lost whatever it might

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有情天地一听烛十三说从头

One of my all-time favourites, the electronic version can be found here.

Do You Know our old road/place names?

大马路 is North Bridge Road 二马路 is Victoria Street 三马路 is Queen Street 四马路 is Waterloo Street 五马路 is Bencoolen Street 六马路 is Princep Street 七马路 is Selegie Road View Larger Map   A-Z List Of Alternative Chinese Street Names

What Is Truly Unique to Singapore (Uniquely Singapore)?

“If one measures it in our uniquely Singapore ways, like dignity is measured by how much one’s income, and education is measured by how many straight As, then we are very successful.” Prior to year 2010, the tagline for the

Tan Soo Khoon and The “Seven Wonders” of Singapore

“I was born in a generation where every cent counts, so I believe we should spend our money wisely, and not on frivolities. Sometimes, I think our present Cabinet spends money on frivolities, and staging the F1 is my “favourite”

Famous Quotes From Philp Yeo

PHILIP YEO, THE STRAIGHT SHOOTER TOP CIVIL SERVANT AND THINKER [Editor’s Notes: Why I created a section for Philip Yeo? It is something interesting about Philip Yeo. Despite being a prestigious scholarship holder, he is more like a maverick and

Famous Quotes From Singapore Leaders

See also Infamous Quotes from Singapore Political Leaders, (In)Famous Quotes From Lee Kuan Yew, Memorable Quotes From Fellow Singaporeans ********************** “In politics, your heart must be right. You cannot afford to be selfish, you cannot afford to cover up or play taiji, delaying

InFamous and Famous Quotes From Lee Kuan Yew

[Updated 30 Mar 2015: Lee Kuan Yew had passed away on the 23 Mar 2015 and a 7-day National Day Mourning Period was declared.] “Today, Lee no longer deals with his equals, but with his chosen appointees, who did not

Uniquely Singapore?

Saw this excellent image in a Todayonline’s article about our dear PM Junior Lee trying to use his mighty wits trying to explain the implication of the Race Course Road riots. As one forumer pointed out, “Lee Hsien Loong, Teo

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