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Beautiful Impersonators & Garbage City

It has been a great week as far as material for yao mo gao chor ah is concerned. There was some talk about Chinese opera Liang Zhu in Parliament and there’s also some discussion about…


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Punggol’s Withering Waterway

When I first moved into Punggol 13 years ago, we were like pioneers colonising some newly discovered territory. There were only some flats on one side of Punggol Field and Edgefield Plains. The LRT was…


Addiction To Good Life

In his recent speech in Parliament, NMP Dr Ben Tan highlighted 10 worrying trends in Singapore’s sports culture. He pointed out our declining fitness levels. He highlighted our obsession with medals, results and KPIs, but…


Happy Hours Only

Islandwide Limits on Public Drinking Proposed Headlines indeed. Now let’s sober up with some details on how our government is going about controlling alcohol consumption. According to Today: SINGAPORE — Following concerns raised in recent…


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Paris Shootings

I’m not very surprised that not many people here in Singapore are very concerned about the Paris shootings. They won’t happen here. While the tragic events do not have a direct impact on Singaporeans, there…


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Refuse to Behave: Subhas Anandan

Singapore’s best known criminal lawyer Subhas Anandan has died of heart failure. You can see a host of reactions from social media. Some went totally out of point and highlighted that even a man with…




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Back From Bromo

My apologies for the less frequent updates, I’ve already explained. Still, there are some burning socio-political issues on my mind and I’ll try to get back to them as soon as possible. My writeup on…