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 reasons: Singapore has too small a population to rely on citizens volunteering for the military, it forces people from different backgrounds to assimilate, etc. etc. It’s been 50 years since

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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 –...

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

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...

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

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”...

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

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...

Lions Among Us: Singapore’s fuzzy Furries tell all

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...

Explainer: The big hullabaloo over the naming of Syonan Gallery

In Bloom: How Edible Garden City is turning Marina Bay Sands’ coffee waste into sustainable gold

Like the mushrooms they produce, this movement survived the odds to become the country's foremost sustainability

In Bloom: How Edible Garden City is turning Marina Bay Sands’ coffee waste into sustainable gold

Explainer: Why HDB doesn’t allow flat owners to keep pet cats (and how to avoid evicted kitties)

TL;DR: If little Maomao poses no problems to your neighbours, it poses no problem to

Explainer: Why HDB doesn’t allow flat owners to keep pet cats (and how to avoid evicted kitties)

Why banks are cutting jobs in Singapore, and why they’re unlikely to return

Are you banking on the right job right

Why banks are cutting jobs in Singapore, and why they’re unlikely to return

The truth about the abuse of Burmese domestic workers in Singapore

Our laws may be well-intentioned — but they aren't necessarily

The truth about the abuse of Burmese domestic workers in Singapore