The Japanese women ditching their traditional society for Singaporean men

Awkward moments were not in short supply.

Long reads

Consider the Bird Cager: Warbling the ethics of feathery companions at Kebun Baru Birdsinging Club

Consider the Bird Cager: Warbling the ethics of feathery companions at Kebun Baru Birdsinging Club

Bird up.

Hunting for Ghosts, Metaphors and Meaning: A cemetery stroll with ‘The Minorities’ author Suffian Hakim

Hunting for Ghosts, Metaphors and Meaning: A cemetery stroll with ‘The Minorities’ author Suffian Hakim

In search for deeper meaning about ghosts, among ghosts.

Meme Wars: How a young undergraduate tried to single-handedly take on local meme pages and lost

Meme Wars: How a young undergraduate tried to single-handedly take on local meme pages and lost

A tale of betrayal, arrogance, and hubris.

A tribute to Anthony Bourdain, a Singapore cuisine true believer

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...

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...


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