4 Questions That Lee Hsien Loong Cannot Answer About Oxley Road

It’s already a couple of weeks plus since the Oxley Road affair broke, but it already feels like forever. While Singapore waits another week plus for the Parliament session on 3rd July 2017 (where Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is supposed to answer questions from MPs regarding the 38 Oxley Road dispute), there are some…

5 Reasons the Oxley Road Saga is Way Too Singaporean 

By now, the Oxley Road saga between Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (PM Lee), and his siblings Lee Wei Ling and Lee Hsien Yang, has developed into a game of thrones. No one can predict what happens next and all heads are on the chopping board. One certainty is that when Parliament sits on 3…

When North Korea and South Korea Almost Reconciled

The North Korea nuclear crisis is putting the world on edge, what can be done? If you’ve been keeping up to date with news on the North Korea nuclear crisis, you may also be aware that this long-drawn “war” between North and South Korea (and its allies) could have actually been averted due to a…

How Many Times Will Singapore Become a Syonan-To?

On 15 February 1942, the Japanese renamed Singapore Syonan-to after the British did their first Brexit from Singapore. Syonan-to means “Light of the South”. Three years and more than an estimated 50,000 deaths later, Singapore finally shook off its slave name when the Japanese finally surrendered. Source The Singapore Government, always as pragmatic and straightforward,…

What If Singapore Ran Out of Food?

It’s been a long time since Singapore had major food security issues. I remember growing up watching Channel 8 dramas about World War II. Besides the fear of being tortured and killed, I vividly remember how people struggled terribly with the lack of food. There was one scene of a man complaining to his mother…

Petition Asks Singapore’s PM To Apologise To China

An online petition, which has garnered 30 signatures so far, has proposed that Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong should apologise to China and ask for safe return of our property (the 9 armoured vehicles from Taiwan which were seized in Hong Kong after passing through Xiamen). Source: Straits Times Here are some excerpts from the…

Trump Wins the US Presidency, What Does This Mean for Singapore?

Republican candidate Donald Trump just won the 2016 US Presidential Election today. What does that mean for Singapore? 1. Return US citizens their jobs? 2. American MNCs are recalled back to US to give their citizens jobs? Including McD, Starbucks, MBS, Google, Facebook etc? 3. No TPP? Well at least we still have our existing…

How Bad Are The Changes To Singapore’s Elected Presidency?

A few changes were announced to the next presidential election, namely: Criteria #1: the candidate should be the most senior company exec with at least $500 million in shareholders’ equity Criteria #2: each race must be represented within 6 terms There are 2 common threads I’ve noticed on my Facebook feed on the news of…

Does Neil Humphreys know Singapore better than Singaporeans?

Who is Neil Humphreys? He’s a self-declared ‘white trash’ bloke from England who decided to come to Singapore for 3 months in 1996, but ended up staying here till now (except for a period Down Under which made him miss Singapore even more). Neil Humphreys at his ‘Rich Kill Poor Kill‘ book launch at Kinokuniya While…

The Secret Service of Mr S R Nathan for Singapore

Mr S R Nathan, who was Singapore’s President from 1991 to 2011, passed away peacefully yesterday night. May he rest in peace. Mr S R Nathan is well-known and respected for his many contributions to Singapore, such as: his negotiations to rescue hostages during the Laju ferry hijacking maintaining US-Singapore relations during the Michael Fay…