Surekha A. Yadav

Surekha A. Yadav

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

Recent Opinions

  • 4 days ago

    As Singapore goes into a partial lockdown...

  • 1 week ago

    Singapore launches a fiscal bazooka

  • 2 weeks ago

    Covid-19: A new world order

  • 3 weeks ago

    Singapore’s Election 2020 now imminent?

More from Surekha A. Yadav

  • 1 month ago

    How Covid-19 is changing how we behave

    MARCH 8 — And so the world enters another week in its war against Covid-19. There have now been over 100,000 cases and 3,000 deaths from the virus. Factories, schools and...

  • 1 month ago

    A setback for reforms

    MARCH 1 — With what seemed to be very little warning, Malaysia’s Pakatan Harapan (PH) government collapsed last week. Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's Bersatu party pulled...

  • 1 month ago

    Budget in a time of Covid-19

    FEBRUARY 23 — Covid-19 is doing real damage to our economy. Given the already tough conditions as a result of US-China trade tensions, the last few months in Singapore have seen...

  • 1 month ago

    The challenges of a virus on Singapore

    FEBRUARY 16 — So, Covid-19 rages on. There have now been 67 cases in Singapore. And despite rapid government response — airport health screening, work place temperature...

  • 2 months ago

    New Asian ideas needed immediately

    FEBRUARY 9 — The US political system appears to be stuttering. The attempted (and failed) impeachment of US President Donald Trump by the Democratic party has largely...

  • 2 months ago

    When disinformation goes viral

    FEBRUARY 2 — The Wuhan virus rages on. Though in fact its impact outside of China has been very limited so far. There have been no deaths outside China and very few cases of...

  • 2 months ago

    Welcoming the Year of the Rat... with a pandemic?

    JANUARY 26 — So another Chinese New Year has rolled in. But this year along with the fireworks, lion dances, bak kwa, pineapple tarts and angpows ― we have a new and far less...

  • 2 months ago

    Australia’s fires, Singapore’s problem

    JANUARY 19 — Australia is burning. Well over 10 million hectares of it has already burned. That is an area larger than South Korea, and over 1,000 times larger than Singapore....

  • 2 months ago

    Branding our regional ingredients

    JANUARY 12 — The other day I paid a hefty premium for some bubble tea with Okinawa sugar to be delivered to me. Okay, I will admit, I’ve spent on this tea more than once. I...

  • 3 months ago

    A Malayan New Year

    JANUARY 5 — Welcome to 2020. How did you usher in the turn of a decade? With friends and drinks out in the town? A quiet evening with family? Or perhaps even bed at 10pm and the...

  • 3 months ago

    Singapore strikes against revenge porn

    DECEMBER 29 — From January 1, it will be illegal to send non-consensual “dick-pics” (you know what I mean) across social media and chat applications in Singapore.  It...

  • 3 months ago

    Housing the homeless in Singapore

    DECEMBER 22 — There are at least 1,000 homeless people in Singapore. More precisely a recent study found evidence of about 1,000 people sleeping rough every night. Now in a city...

  • 3 months ago

    Tunnelling under Singapore’s rainforest

    DEC 15 — So Singapore is going to build an MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) line through its largest nature reserve — the Central Catchment Nature Reserve. Now that doesn’t sound so...

  • 4 months ago

    Save the Singapore Marathon

    DECEMBER 8 — I am not a runner. I would like to be but I lack the discipline and endurance running requires. Allowing the human body to do better, go faster, run further is a...

  • 4 months ago

    Powering Singapore for over 100 years

    DEC 1 — A hundred years ago, St James Power Station was established as Singapore’s first electric power station.  Somewhat fittingly today, it is about to become a major...