Biography of the Author Annie Tan

Annie Tan

Journalist at CNA, Asia's leading English-language news platform.

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  1. Hawker Centre in Singapore

    Commentary: Hawker food isn't what it used to be. And it’s partially our fault

    We are all custodians of our hawker culture – and it takes more than a UNESCO nomination to preserve it, say Annie Tan.
  2. A woman lights incense while praying in a Chinese temple during the celebration of the Lunar New Ye

    Commentary: Why is Chinese New Year so stress inducing?

    Perhaps it is time to ease up on the festive stress and focus on the true meaning of the season, says Annie Tan.
  3. Preschool teacher

    Commentary: Why do parents still pay top dollar for pre-schools when there are more affordable options?

    Doubling the early childhood education budget may make high-quality pre-schools accessible to more, says Annie Tan.
  4. primary school students

    Commentary: Parents need not fear getting ready for the first day of school

    Perhaps instead of stressing about the first day of school, parents should celebrate it, says Annie Tan.
  5. Robinsons Singapore (3)

    Commentary: We mourn the loss of Robinsons because it was a key piece of our childhood

    With the closure of department stores, we are losing some of our collective memories and social spaces that online shopping cannot give us, says ...
  6. Is Singapore's love affair with cars resilient even to COVID-19? (Illustration: Rafa Estrada)

    Commentary: Will COVID-19 dim Singapore’s love affair with cars?

    One of the silver linings of the pandemic has been decreased car usage and better air quality – but will this last? Annie Tan looks at how we ...
  7. May 12 easing of circuit breaker measures (24)

    Commentary: The circuit breaker was a time many of us want to forget. Let’s make it count

    As we exit the circuit breaker, the important lessons gleaned may help us better navigate the strange new world we are about to enter, says Annie Tan.
  8. A student, wearing a face mask as a preventive measure against COVID-19

    Commentary: Don’t expect your kids to return to school seamlessly

    Understanding how the circuit breaker affects our children may help us ease them back into school-life, says Annie Tan.
  9. Family playing board game

    Commentary: Parental warning - these May school holidays will be like no other

    Perhaps it is time to Marie Kondo our activity-packed school holidays, and go back to the basics, says Annie Tan.
  10. SAF enlistees at the oath taking ceremony with safe distancing

    Commentary: We cannot allow COVID-19 to disrupt our relationships too

    Perhaps the social disruptions of COVID-19 will eventually enable us to build stronger social relationships, says Annie Tan.