Some noted that the People’s Action Party (PAP) resoundingly won re-election soon after the feel-good SG50 celebrations and wonder if snap polls could follow in the colonial bicentennial’s celebratory wake. But the announcement also triggered a more critical discussion of Singapore’s relationship with its British colonial past.
Layoffs, restructurings and pivots to digital were the hallmarks of Singapore’s media in 2017. And 2018 isn’t much better.
2018 is setting up to be the toughest year for Singapore’s news industry as long-awaited restructurings take hold.
After months of investigations, Singapore police finally dropped a bombshell at the end of November: social worker and activist Jolovan Wham would be charged for organizing public assemblies without a permit, vandalism and refusing to sign police statements.
Kirsten Hans spells out the innocuity of Jolovan Wham's allegedly illegal activities and the risk a creeping crackdown on freedoms poses to the future of Singapore.
10 years after an attempt to repeal an anti-gay law, Singapore’s LGBTQ activists are still seeking equality.
Mandatory two-year conscription of males is trumpeted as crucial to the island nation's survival and success but is being questioned by a more professionally minded and socially conscious generation.
There is no such thing as an old clunker in Singapore. Here, a car is more than just a tool—it's an expensive treasure to be cherished. This status symbol is now set to become an even more extravagant commodity as the government shifts its attention towards engineering a "car-lite" country.
Teen blogger Amos Yee is finally a free man in the United States after a three-member panel at the Board of Immigration Appeals ruled unanimously to grant him asylum, making him the first Singaporean in years to receive political refuge in the West.
If anything can be learned from this year’s damp squib of a presidential “election”, it is that the People’s Action Party (PAP), whose rule in Singapore has been uninterrupted since 1959, is not as above racial politics as it claims.