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October 11, 2011


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Singapore: The island of noms.

October 1, 2011


Written by Kirsten Han / No matter what I may say about Singapore, no matter how much I may gripe and complain, there is one thing that I cannot deny: the food is awesome. Apart from family and friends, food is the thing that tops the list of things I miss about Singapore whenever I’m […]

Awkward Fail Singaporean Videos

September 22, 2011


Over the years various Singaporean groups (often the government themselves) have tried to reach out to the masses by way of pop culture, in an effort to connect and look cool. These efforts are often very hit and miss. Here are some of the most awkward misses we’ve seen. The SARS outbreak in Asia was […]

Rethinking the Death Penalty in Singapore

September 15, 2011


Written by Kirsten Han Images by Shawn Danker  Note: The author is a co-founder of We Believe In Second Chances, and was involved in the organisation of the forum ‘Rethinking the Death Penalty’. As international human rights organisation Amnesty International marks a growing trend of countries moving away from capital punishment, Singapore remains one of […]

Lee Kuan Yew: “Do you have a boyfriend?”

September 14, 2011


Written by Kirsten Han A PhD? A boyfriend? Which is more satisfying? And is this really the reason behind our ageing population? “ #thatawkwardmoment when Lee Kuan Yew ask if you have a boyfriend. jofanpang September 7, 2011 At a dialogue with ex-Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) on 5th […]

Cambodian-Thai Exchange Program (CTEP) 2011

September 9, 2011


Initiative of Change Association, Cambodia in collaboration with Thai Volunteer Service, Thailand invites Thai youths interested in growing, love, peace and friendship with Cambodian youths, age 18-35 to participate in the Cambodia – Thailand Exchange Program (CTEP): Let’s Live and Learn Together during 7-13 November 2011 in Sihanouk Ville, Cambodia. This youth camp aims to […]

If it had been a ukulele contest…

August 29, 2011


Written by Kirsten Han About a day after losing Singapore’s Presidential Elections, Dr Tan Cheng Bock plays the song I’ll Understand on his ukulele. He dedicated it to his voters and supporters. Dr Tan had narrowly lost the elections by approximately 7000 votes to Dr Tony Tan, generally seen as the PAP-endorsed candidate. The other candidates […]