Singaporeans are by and large a materialistic lot. Although our society has progressed beyond the 5Cs, it is still an unfortunate reality that economic might makes right in Singapore. And in this class-conscious country of ours, where motorcycles are associated with deliverymen, hooligans and the less affluent, it is unsurprising to note that motorcyclists do not have much of a say in the Singaporean public … Continue reading Let Singaporean Motorcyclists Have Their Say
The recent Channel NewsAsia (CNA) documentary, Regardless of Class, has sparked off fierce debates, and I am here to write from the perspective of a girl from a “low-class” background and how I view privilege. Actually I wouldn’t want to use the word, “low-class” but this is just to illustrate my family financials who had an income of about $1,000 per month back then, and … Continue reading Guest Article: Bridging the Singaporean Class Divide – A Personal Account
Over the past week, Pokemon Go has taken our tiny island nation of Singapore by storm. Images of crowded playgrounds and other hotspots called “Pokestops” have flooded social media, and almost everyone you bump into on the street these days is playing the game on their phone. But amidst all this enthusiasm, there have been some voices who have expressed less than positive sentiments towards … Continue reading Pokemon Go: Boon or Bane?
The fiasco surrounding the National University of Singapore (NUS) orientation camps has cast a harsh spotlight on how local universities welcome fresh undergraduates into their new school lives. There are some who feel the decision by NUS to shut down orientation week was too heavy-handed, letting the hard work put in by the various student bodies organizing the activities go to waste due to the … Continue reading Analyzing the NUS Fiasco
Singaporeans may have read about two interesting cases highlighted in the news recently: The attempted suing of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and two of its officers by the family of the late Pte Dominique Sarron Lee, who died from an allergic reaction to smoke grenades during a military exercise, and the case of 14 year-old Benjamin Lim, who committed suicide shortly after being released by the Singapore … Continue reading Dominique Lee and Benjamin Lim: Playing the Blame Game