Category Archives: News Comment

Hopes from Hong Lim: Disappointment could give way to delight

This article is a bit old (from late 2017), but I only just discovered it and think it is still very much worth sharing. One of the points that writer Jason Tan makes would probably be met with a firm … Continue reading

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Crack down on inconsiderate smoking neighbours: my response to a Forum letter

I was quite struck by this letter to the Straits Times Forum on July 18, 2017. The writer, like me, has suffered from the effects of secondhand smoke drifting into her HDB flat (public housing flat in Singapore, for the … Continue reading

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‘Flying wind mills’ and nuclear waste: The future of energy?

I was quite stunned when I read this article today. There are so many exciting ongoing scientific developments and research projects to combat climate change – it is truly amazing and for an environmentalist like me, deeply heartening. I wonder if it’s possible … Continue reading

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In Victory, Magnanimity, not Recrimination: An Open Letter to the Prime Minister

An open letter to the Prime Minister of Singapore, Mr Lee Hsien Loong, from one of the country’s most celebrated writers, Ms Catherine Lim. It makes reference to the PM’s defamation suit against blogger Roy Ngerng. ……. Sir It was … Continue reading

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Renewable energy can be beautiful

This is a renewable energy generator design by Hideaki Nishimura of Japan. A gorgeous intermarriage of science and art, it produces renewable energy from several sources including the sun, the movement of the waves, and human activities; while touching the … Continue reading

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A Short (and hopefully sweet) political comment

On Cooling Off Day, the briefest of political arguments: 1. In any polity, you either have a dominant party or you have gridlock. 2. Tiny Singapore cannot afford gridlock. 3. Therefore, we need a dominant party. 4. The question then … Continue reading

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DPP introduces Harvard-trained entrepreneur as potential election candidate

Photo credit: TODAY SINGAPORE — The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has pitched a Harvard graduate to be among the slate of candidates it and the Singapore People’s Party (SPP) will be jointly fielding in Bishan-Toa Payoh Group Representation Constituency (GRC). … Continue reading

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