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Singapore: The island of noms.

October 1, 2011 by


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 by


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 by


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 by


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 […]

If it had been a ukulele contest…

August 29, 2011 by


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 […]

2011: Singapore’s Year of Elections

August 28, 2011 by


Written by Kirsten Han Images from Channel NewsAsia and The Online Citizen Featured image by Hanlin Goh I once read on Twitter that the #sgelections are like a bus – you wait ages for one, and then two come along. The General Elections of 2011 will be remembered as a watershed election, where an alternative […]

It’s Singlish lah!

August 21, 2011 by


Written by Kirsten Han Visit Singapore, and one of the things you will be struck by – apart from the skyscrapers – is the way the locals speak. It sounds like English, but wait… is it? Singlish – Singapore’s English (but not just English) Singlish was born as a result of the melting pot of […]