Commentary: The Marina Barrage, a dream 20 years in the making
An iconic landmark, a symbol of the city-state’s success in water management, the Marina Barrage is a culmination of decades ...Read more
A 21st-Century Singapore Story
Commentary: With more ultra long-haul flights, will globe-trotting travellers bypass Changi Airport?
Amid a global spending spree on long-haul flights and airport upgrading, will Singapore see a dip in arrivals? One aviation ...Read more
Dealing with Disruption
Commentary: Can the real social enterprise hawker centre please stand up?
Social enterprise hawker centres must not forget that hawkers are their key beneficiaries, says Jonathan Chang.Read more
Commentary: Why the Rohingya refugees should not be repatriated yet
The recent deal between Myanmar and Bangladesh was clearly driven by the desire for swift repatriation, says the Institute of ...Read more
Commentary: In China, why dialects like Cantonese are on the wane
Languages, including Cantonese and other dialects should be celebrated in China but their usage have been marginalised by ...Read more
Spotlight on Malaysia
Commentary: Malaysia government's budget, crunch time for economic reforms?
The Malaysian government budget projects a deficit of 3.7 per cent of GDP and contracting public investment - plans that ...Read more
American Global Leadership
Commentary: US elections and the magic of Mr Trump
US President Donald Trump's simple and basic way of communication is a skill often underestimated, says one observer.Read more
Commentary: Germany’s Angela Merkel has left her mark at home and abroad
She will be remembered for her courageous stance on refugees and her inflexible approach to European economics among other ...Read more
Commentary: As digital threats multiply, will cyber insurance take off?
Smart home technologies may be vulnerable to hackers, yet many don’t have insurance to protect themselves against this rising ...Read more
Saving Planet Earth
Commentary: Dear Singapore, a plastic future is not fantastic
Because plastic poisons our seafood and waters and escalates climate change, moral duty demands we act urgently to eliminate ...Read more
The Education Debate
Commentary: What an effective parent-teacher meeting looks like
Trepidation, anxiety, and perhaps, frustration can be common emotions displayed at parent-teacher meetings. National Institute ...Read more
Commentary: Can young working parents survive without a maid?
Having a helper around helped us to ride out a rough season when we had many young children. Letting her go will not be easy, ...Read more
Commentary: The Lease Buyback scheme can give singles more housing options
The Lease Buyback scheme will likely see more signing up as Singapore ages over the next decade and the headache might be ...Read more
Tackling inequality in Singapore
Commentary: The trouble with helping disadvantaged kids is you don’t know where to start
With the odds stacked up against kids from low-income families, figuring out where to intervene can be tricky, says June Yong.Read more
On Gender Equality
Commentary: The unequal, unnoticed life of a female worker
Gender inequality manifests itself in quiet ways that aren’t often picked up, in unpaid care work and unequal pay for equal ...Read more
Commentary: Overhydrating presents health hazards for young athletes
Drinking too much water can be a problem – overhydration is known to have killed young American football players.Read more