Surekha A. Yadav

Surekha A. Yadav

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

Recent Opinions

  • 3 days ago

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

  • 1 week ago

    Australia’s fires, Singapore’s problem

  • 2 weeks ago

    Branding our regional ingredients

  • 3 weeks ago

    A Malayan New Year

More from Surekha A. Yadav

  • 1 month 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...

  • 1 month 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...

  • 1 month 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...

  • 1 month 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...

  • 1 month 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...

  • 2 months ago

    Carousell sells a new way to shop online... especially for Singaporeans

    NOVEMBER 24 — I have a 4.5 rating. It isn’t my ride-share or food-deliver rating. This is my Carousell rating. Carousell is a fast-growing online marketplace in Singapore....

  • 2 months ago

    Asean partygoers discover the party boat

    NOVEMBER 17 — So, I set sail the other day. It wasn’t your average voyage. (Let’s be honest, my average voyage is the ferry to Batam or Bintan.) This time I was on a cruise...

  • 2 months ago

    In Singapore, policymakers face a predicament over PMDs

    NOVEMBER 10 — Last week, the Singapore government prohibited the use of PMDs (Personal Mobility devices) — basically small electric scooters — on footpaths. This sparked a...

  • 2 months ago

    Cancel vigilante culture in Singapore... and everywhere else

    NOVEMBER 3 — I often say stupid things. Sometimes because I wasn’t thinking, sometimes I just lose my temper and sometimes it is because I was just ignorant of all the facts....

  • 3 months ago

    Building communities with better use of public spaces in Singapore

    OCTOBER 27 — My home changed colour last week. The public housing block I live in was repainted as part of a refurbishment.  Now I can’t say I’m a fan of the new orange...

  • 3 months ago

    So where are our Nobel Laureates?

    OCTOBER 20 — “The Merchant of Death is Dead” —  that was the headline of the obituary published for Swedish businessman Alfred Nobel in 1888. It was an appropriate...

  • 3 months ago

    Johor Baru needs a walking entry permit for Singaporeans

    OCTOBER 13 — I go to Johor Baru (JB) a lot. Why not? Food is delicious. Shopping is cheap. Cinemas are spacious. And beyond the city lies an entire nation full of beautiful...

  • 3 months ago

    Taking risks in childhood

    OCTOBER 6 — All the silly things children do; playing with fire, running with scissors, swimming immediately after eating. It is difficult to explain why they do these things....

  • 4 months ago

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

    SEPTEMBER 29 — They are demolishing the Merlion. Well, not THE Merlion; the original statue built in 1972 and moved to its current location in 2002 is still safe at the...

  • 4 months 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...