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‘Practical ability is just as important as intellectual skills.’ How far is this true in your society? (model essay: N17 A-level GP exam)

By Steven Ooi Many parents in Singapore lament that children in our country today cannot enjoy their childhood. The emphasis on academic grades has risen steadily over the 50-odd years of our independence to the point that almost every waking … Continue reading

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Then they came for Peppa Pig

By Josh Rogin Columnist, The Washington Post May 3, 2018 Most Americans have never heard of Peppa Pig, the cartoon star of a British television show for preschoolers, which Chinese censors started purging from Internet apps and Chinese social media … Continue reading

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The 89th Academy Awards offered drama of its own

Prospero The Economist Feb 27th 2017 by N.B. IT IS a pity that the 89th Academy Awards will be forever remembered for that last-minute bungle. Presenting the Oscar for best picture, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were given the wrong … 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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Mental illness is a result of misery, yet still we stigmatise it

One of the most important articles I have ever read on the issue of mental health. Human beings and their minds are far too complex for their problems to be solved by the narrow biochemical approach favoured by many psychiatrists. …….. … 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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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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