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Overcoming laziness (or how to get your butt off that sofa)

I’m writing this to address the oldest of all problems for students: laziness. You know, “today I don’t feel like doing anything”? What do all forms of work – writing an essay, tidying your room or bathing your dog – … Continue reading

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Six Features of the Disinformation Age

A classy commentary highly relevant to one of the most pressing and controversial issues engendered by the continuing rapid development of social/ new media – disinformation, or false information that is intended to mislead, especially propaganda issued by a government … Continue reading

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Asean, Singapore and the challenge of a protectionist America

A very good analysis by Grace Leong of the Straits Times on the likely impact of Donald Trump’s avowed protectionism on Asia, and Singapore in particular. I doubt he will be able to live up to his anti-free trade bluster. If … Continue reading

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Looking far and going deep: Futuring the Economy

One of the boldest and most penetrating commentaries I have ever read on the Singapore economy, by Devadas Krishnadas, a recognised thought leader in strategy as well as public and economic policy. His writings have been published in local and regional newspapers such as … Continue reading

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Why the debate on unconditional basic income is relevant for Singapore

Chua Mui Hoong Opinion Editor, The Straits Times Published Jun 5, 2016, 5:00 am SGT It sounds like Utopia: getting a fixed basic income every month for doing nothing. Yet it’s something being considered seriously. Switzerland votes this weekend (June … Continue reading

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Updating Singapore’s political system

I found this to be a most engaging speech by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, replete with the insight that stems from the rich blend of deep intellect, scholarly research and many years of experience as a statesman. It is … 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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