Monthly Archives: February 2014

Cllimate change hits home

It had to happen sooner or later. The world’s climate has steadily grown more erratic and extreme over the last decade as scientists warned of the potentially devastating consequences of climate change. Reports of record droughts in Argentina, record floods in … Continue reading

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Indonesian Military Chief on the naming of the KRI Usman Harun… and Singapore’s reply

Scattering of Flowers in Kalibata Wiped the Slate Clean By General Moeldoko, Commander TNI (Indonesian Armed Forces) February 22, 2014 Four decades ago, on May 28, 1973, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew made a wise decision to visit the … Continue reading

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How far is increased prosperity for all a realistic goal in your society? (GCE A-levels 2013)

By Steven Ooi A playground for the rich. Disneyland with the death penalty. A vibrant city where East and West do meet. These are just some of the descriptions of Singapore by the world media over the years. My tiny … Continue reading

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Tiger Mum roars again

Asian-American “Tiger Mother” Amy Chua has launched herself right back into the thick of controversy with a new book. Co-authored with her husband Jed Rubenfeld, the book is titled “The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of … Continue reading

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Addicted to Money

IN my last year on Wall Street my bonus was $3.6 million — and I was angry because it wasn’t big enough.  I was 30 years old, had no children to raise, no debts to pay, no philanthropic goal in … Continue reading

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