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Take breaks while you study

Dear students, As you head towards those stressful final exams, you might feel compelled to lock yourself in your bedroom from 8 am to 10 pm and stare at your textbooks for 4 hours at a time. That is not … Continue reading

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The Moral Problem of Accelerating Change

When we were kids, we were usually taught that an action is absolutely right or absolutely wrong. This philosophical essay from Dr John Danaher argues that morality is contextual, and the exponential rate of change in modern society – driven … 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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All signs point to Brexit, says EU expert

Cheong Suk-Wai Senior Writer, Sunday Times Singapore Published Jun 19, 2016, 5:00 am SGT Very powerful about-turns in Britain in the past 40 years have convinced EU expert Douglas Webber that Britons will vote to leave the regional grouping on … Continue reading

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Three miracles from 2015

If you read the newspapers every day, you might form the impression that the world is a terrible, depressing place. That’s because bad news, by and large, sells better than good news. In this commentary, one of Singapore’s leading intellectuals, … Continue reading

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Describe how you celebrated an important family occasion. Why will this event always remain in your memory? (O-level English 2014)

Describe how you celebrated an important family occasion. Why will this event always remain in your memory? (O-level English 2014) By Steven Ooi All around was green and blue – the grass a blend of darker emerald and bright parakeet … Continue reading

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Decision to retain Section 377A ‘carefully considered, balanced’

SINGAPORE — Raising the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) issue in its human-rights report to the United Nations (UN) for the first time, the Singapore Government said its decision to retain Section 377A of the Penal Code, which criminalises … Continue reading

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