Will the bike-sharing economy in Singapore last?

This article was first published on Dollars and Sense   The sharing economy has been on an upward trajectory, with the most recent phenomenon being bike-sharing. Going for a pittance a ride, the on-demand ubiquity of the bikes is a testament to the popularity of the concept among people in Singapore. There also have been ...

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Mysticism and Modern Tech: The life and times of a Carousell bomoh

Mysticism and Modern Tech: The life and times of a Carousell bomoh

Story by Ilyas Sholihyn; Photos by Raphael Koh The first time I met Mbah H* was at the grand Ubin Thai Buddhist Temple, a temple just off Jalan Kayu, straight down from Tang Tea...

Award-winning Singapore cartoonist Sonny Liew challenges history

Award-winning Singapore cartoonist Sonny Liew challenges history

Singapore cartoonist Sonny Liew swept the comic industry’s “Oscars” and is a hit at home, but the city-state has struggled with how to respond to his surprise...

M Ravi and his unforgivable behaviour in the case of the executed Malaysian drug trafficker

M Ravi and his unforgivable behaviour in the case of the executed Malaysian drug trafficker

This article was first published on The Online Citizen   OPINION — M Ravi was once famed for his brilliant oratorical skills and taking on cases that many would shy away...

NS50 celebrates 50 years of National Service, but conveniently forgets its past discrimination against Malays

NS50 celebrates 50 years of National Service, but conveniently forgets its past discrimination against Malays

OPINION — Despite all our gripes and grouches about National Service (and its yearly reservist call-ups) it’s widely regarded as A Good Thing for a variety of...

Ticket scalpers: How a broken system makes losers of artists and fans

Ticket scalpers: How a broken system makes losers of artists and fans

This story was first published on Dollars and Sense The recent outrage over scalpers of Ed Sheeran tickets were the perfect convergence of things that set Singaporeans off –...

A Tale of Pirate Taxis: Why government regulations won’t help enterprising companies innovate

A Tale of Pirate Taxis: Why government regulations won’t help enterprising companies innovate

This article was first published on Libertarian Society Singapore Story by Davin Chee   Here’s something that you might’ve missed if you haven’t been...

Are Singapore’s taxi companies ganging up against local commuters?

Are Singapore’s taxi companies ganging up against local commuters?

This article first appeared on Dollars and Sense At the beginning of March, several taxi companies applied to the Public Transport Council (PTC) to introduce “surge pricing”...

Lions Among Us: Singapore’s fuzzy Furries tell all

Lions Among Us: Singapore’s fuzzy Furries tell all

Story by Juliette Yu-Ming Lizeray; Editing by Benita Lee, Ilyas Sholihyn   Circle of life It’s just another quiet Wednesday night. Two lovebirds stroll arm-in-arm along the...

Explainer: The big hullabaloo over the naming of Syonan Gallery

Explainer: The big hullabaloo over the naming of Syonan Gallery

70 years on since the events of World War 2, Singaporeans in general have pretty much adopted a “forgiven, but not forgotten” mentality for the war crimes inflicted by the...