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

    Towards a sharing Singapore

  • 1 week ago

    Class, not race, is what divides Singapore

  • 2 weeks ago

    The almost perfect country?

  • 3 weeks ago

    Is PJ Thum the last Malayan?

More from Surekha A. Yadav

  • 1 month ago

    Rethinking F1 in Singapore

    16 SEPTEMBER — IT is F1 week again. Last weekend, I found myself driving from Raffles Place to Little India and getting there required me to drive along the F1 route. Let me...

  • 1 month ago

    Privacy is a personal responsibility

    SEPTEMBER 9 — I was heartened to see the recent headlines in Singapore that the needless/relentless collection of our identity card or NRIC numbers will be curbed. For most of...

  • 1 month ago

    Is Singapore too rigid for her region?

    SEPTEMBER 2 — A PANEL of prominent business leaders and policymakers’ meeting at a forum organized by Business China and the Singapore Business Federation has criticised young...

  • 1 month ago

    ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ isn’t racist, it is right

    AUGUST 26 — So, people are still going nuts about Crazy Rich Asians which is the first major Hollywood film in decades to feature an all-Asian cast and with an Asian...

  • 1 month ago

    Henry Golding for James Bond!

    AUGUST 19 — SO people around the world are going to the cinemas to see a bunch of Asians. Crazy rich ones. I am talking about Crazy Rich Asians, the first major Hollywood film...

  • 2 months ago

    Singapore’s best days are yet to come

    AUGUST 12 — Singapore’s birthday rolled round again. On August 9, the island-nation celebrated 53 years of independence. Not a particularly “big” birthday but this year we...

  • 2 months ago

    Asean unity: Fact or fiction?

    AUGUST 5 — This week saw the region’s political leadership repeat its call for Asean unity. Singapore (the current Asean Chair) was particularly explicit in expressing the...

  • 2 months ago

    The future is atas nasi lemak

    JULY 29 — I spend a lot of time railing about the hipsterisation of everything. Like all sensible human beings, I curl my lips in slight disdain when I see a too-perfectly...

  • 2 months ago

    Singapore’s choice: Your ball or your country

    JULY 22 – WHAT do you think about Ben Davis. Who? A few weeks ago no one had an opinion about the 17-year-old, UK-based Singaporean soccer player.  But today it seems like...

  • 3 months ago

    “This year my girl PSLE lah!”

    JULY 15 — This will be a comment by every Singaporean parent at one time or other. (Just exchange girl for boy to suit.) PSLE is the exam every Singaporean child takes as they...

  • 3 months ago

    Will Uber return to Singapore?

    SO, it turns out that the merger of Uber and Grab in Singapore may not actually be a good thing. Yes, the fact that the No. 1 and 2 ride-sharing apps merged and created a monopoly...

  • 3 months ago

    The West’s democracy is broken

    JULY 1 — A week ago, Sarah Huckabee Sanders who is Press Secretary to US President Donald Trump walked into the Red Hen, a small restaurant in Lexington, Virginia. Sanders was...

  • 3 months ago

    A look at post-Summit Singapore

    JUNE 24 — THE summit is long over and the global media’s spotlight has moved on. But now that the dust has settled, we are well poised to ponder what the implications and...

  • 4 months ago

    The future of the HDB flat

    JUNE 17 — If taxi drivers are talking about it, then it’s an issue I should pay attention to. Lately, several of the taxis I’m in have had very excited drivers at the wheel...

  • 4 months ago

    Trump, Kim, pirates and Nuclear Nasi Goreng

    JUNE 10 — IT’S on again. The political drama or is it reality TV event of the year will take place in Singapore after all. That’s right the much-awaited, incredibly-hyped,...