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Let The People Sing(lish)

The debate over Singlish vs. English can never seem to rest: even before the furore over Singlish between local poet Gwee Li Sui and the Prime Minister’s press secretary Li Lin Chang last year, many have thrown their hats into the arena. Recently, a few The Straits Times’ Forum articles generated more attention than usual:…

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Censorship in Singapore

The Singapore government argues that censorship of political, racial and religious issues to a certain extent is necessary to avoid upsetting the delicate balance of Singapore’s multi-racial society, which begs the question: how far is too far? Silencing Arts The M1 Fringe Festival controversy over two shows Naked Ladies and Undressing Room started on 22nd November 2016,…

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Fighting Zika — at any cost?

Elsewhere in the world, precautionary measures were introduced after a discussion of the negative effects on health and environment that Zika could have. As of yet, there has not been a similar debate in Singapore. As of 23rd September, there have been 387 Zika infections confirmed by the National Environment Agency, including 16 pregnant women. In contrast…

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Class Part, Class Fart?

I used to instinctively avoid classes with a heavy focus on class participation, as they often meant ripe opportunities for instinctive panic, horrific embarrassment, making oneself stand out and therefore, committing social suicide. Even though these jitters have since faded, it hasn’t stopped me from questioning the prevalent focus on graded class participation (colloquially known…

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