A tribute to Anthony Bourdain, a Singapore cuisine true believer

It’s been nearly a week since Anthony Bourdain died. There’s no other way to say this — the death of the legendary chef and TV personality is truly, genuinely heartbreaking. The outspoken chef, host, and writer was found dead in his hotel room in France, where he had been filming an episode for his award-winning show on ...

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EXCLUSIVE: Former US Ambassador to Singapore Frank Lavin on what to expect during Trump-Kim summit

EXCLUSIVE: Former US Ambassador to Singapore Frank Lavin on what to expect during Trump-Kim summit

As a former US ambassador to the Republic of Singapore, Frank Lavin was a name we thought of immediately when looking for a clear-eyed assessment of this week’s summit...

We all need to stop using the terms ‘maid’ and ‘helper’ | Opinion

We all need to stop using the terms ‘maid’ and ‘helper’ | Opinion

This op-ed was first published on our sister site Coconuts Jakarta   All of us — governments, employers, the media and each of us, as individuals — need to stop using...

The quest for acceptance with Singapore’s LARPers

The quest for acceptance with Singapore’s LARPers

It was a warm, typically humid Saturday, and I was walking briskly towards a piazza in Sunplaza Park, a wee bit tardy for a… peculiar meeting. Only a handful of elderly...

How much does it cost to own a Porsche in Singapore?

How much does it cost to own a Porsche in Singapore?

This article was first published on Dollars and Sense Porsche is a luxury sports car brand known for making some of the world’s best sports cars. Its flagship car, the Porsche...

Singapore rolls out tough measures to keep cars off the roads

Singapore rolls out tough measures to keep cars off the roads

In the battle against the car, space-starved Singapore has deployed road tolls, massive spending on public transport, and a license fee that bumps the cost of an average vehicle...

Will the bike-sharing economy in Singapore last?

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...

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...


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