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Singapore Public Holidays 2015

One extra day for celebrating SG50 added to Singapore Public Holidays 2015. I heard people cheering and rushing to book a holiday over the long weekend (what do you expect?). For the longest time, it…


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Turning The Tables Of Sexism On Men

Well known feminist Naomi Wolf once said at the annual Singapore Writers Festival held just last year that if women are so passive that they can allow men to take over the leadership of their…


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Nominated Supporter

Nominated MP Chia Yong Yong’s gave us a stunning and eyebrow-raising performance in Parliament last week. Her speech on “personal responsibility” won her praises from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. The most startling part of…


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Fish Deaths Officially Explained

The experts have spoken. TODAY commissioned the laboratory test yesterday (March 3) using a water sample provided by a fish farmer operating off Pasir Ris. The sample was taken last Saturday when most affected fish…


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Fishery Goes Belly Up

It’s a less than perfect sunrise at Punggol Beach. It’s still a beautiful scene if not for the stench of rotting fish. Hundreds of decomposing sea creatures In ancient times, this may be interpreted as…


If It Weren’t For The Numbers

We are and have always been a society obsessed with numbers, all of which have something to do with money. From KPIs, GDP, GST, COE to CPF minimum sum, the rules are rigid and the…



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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…