Surekha A. Yadav

Surekha A. Yadav

Born and bred in Singapore, Surekha A. Yadav is a freelance journalist in Southeast Asia.

Recent Opinions

  • 2 days ago

    So where are our Nobel Laureates?

  • 1 week ago

    Johor Baru needs a walking entry permit for Singaporeans

  • 2 weeks ago

    Taking risks in childhood

  • 3 weeks ago

    Saving the Merlion... the one on Sentosa Island!

More from Surekha A. Yadav

  • 1 month ago

    Singapore and Malaysia choking together

    SEPTEMBER 22 — So, it seems Singapore and Malaysia are united again — well, at least in terms of facing a common obstacle. That’s right, everyone, we are all choking on...

  • 1 month ago

    Hong Kong falls. Singapore rises

    SEPTEMBER 15 — Like so many others in the region and wider world, I looked on with sadness as I saw Hong Kong’s protests escalate from peaceful rallies to daily clashes. ...

  • 1 month ago

    Singapore and the death of a dictator

    SEPTEMBER 8 ― A dictator died in Singapore last week. Of course the rich and powerful from across South-east and even South Asia are attracted to our world class medical...

  • 1 month ago

    Moving beyond colonial capitals

    SEPTMEBER 1 — Indonesia seems to be serious about moving its capital. Following years of feasibility studies, President Joko Widowi announced last week that a new site had been...

  • 1 month ago

    In Singapore, workers cannot dream

    AUGUST 25 — The other day I watched a CNA documentary on a young construction worker, an aspiring poet, Mukul Hossine. Mukul,  a...

  • 2 months ago

    Can a culture be appropriated?

    AUGUST 18 — Is any culture pure? And can a culture belong to a single people? All cultures intermingle and borrow from each other, after all. This is how and why we see the...

  • 2 months ago

    What is in a Singaporean symbol?

    AUGUST 11 — Happy Birthday, Singapore.  Singapore is celebrating its 54th National Day. Another year in our collective journey has rolled by and we mark its passing...

  • 2 months ago

    I am not a minority. I am Singaporean

    AUGUST 4 — I am Singaporean. I have no other nationality. My home, my family, my life is here. Every Singaporean should have the same rights and privileges. I certainly have the...

  • 2 months ago

    Finding Singapore’s most significant moments

    JULY 28 — The other day I travelled back in time. Well, sort of. I went to Fort Canning Park which currently houses the "Bicentennial Experience." “This multimedia sensory...

  • 3 months ago

    Not all Indians like curry

    JULY 21 — So a primary school teacher was introducing herself to a new Primary 3 (eight- to nine-year-olds) class. She asked each child in the class to introduce themselves,...

  • 3 months ago

    Raising the retirement age... to 100

    JULY 14 — Should we raise the retirement age? The question bedevils various modern societies. As people live longer and as the cost of retirement rises, should people continue...

  • 3 months ago

    The return of the Opium Wars

    JULY 7 — In 1839, around 180 years ago, British ships bombarded Chinese ports.   China’s navy was effectively destroyed and as British soldiers launched...

  • 3 months ago

    Singapore needs seat belts for expats

    JUNE 30 — Last week a large DHL goods trucks collided with a smaller open top lorry that was carrying a complement of six construction workers on its flatbed. The workers...

  • 3 months ago

    In Singapore, ERP is dead... long live ERP

    JUNE 23 — Fantastic news, Singaporeans! It appears the hated ERP road toll system is going to be abolished.  Yes, that's right, the system of payment gantries linked to the...

  • 4 months ago

    When prime ministers should say less on Facebook

    JUNE 16 — Facebook — well, social media in general — has proved itself to be a powerful tool in the world of politics. We’ve seen revolutions and elections deeply...