Surekha A. Yadav

Surekha A. Yadav

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

Recent Opinions

  • 6 days ago

    Powering Singapore for over 100 years

  • 1 week ago

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

  • 2 weeks ago

    Asean partygoers discover the party boat

  • 3 weeks ago

    In Singapore, policymakers face a predicament over PMDs

More from Surekha A. Yadav

  • 1 month 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....

  • 1 month 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...

  • 1 month 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...

  • 1 month 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...

  • 2 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....

  • 2 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...

  • 2 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...

  • 2 months 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. ...

  • 2 months 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...

  • 3 months 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...

  • 3 months 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...

  • 3 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...

  • 3 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...

  • 4 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...

  • 4 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...