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.
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.
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.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's public feud with his younger siblings has raised uncomfortable questions about his leadership and governance.
Over 80% of the country’s resident 5.7 million population live in such estates, with about 90% of them owning their flats. But in a context where property has become an increasingly costly commodity in the densely-populated island nation, many Singaporeans are falling through the affordable housing cracks.