Surekha A. Yadav

Surekha A. Yadav

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

Recent Opinion

  • 4 days ago

    Singapore’s best days are yet to come

  • 1 week ago

    Asean unity: Fact or fiction?

  • 2 weeks ago

    The future is atas nasi lemak

  • 3 weeks ago

    Singapore’s choice: Your ball or your country

More from Surekha A. Yadav

  • 1 month 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...

  • 1 month 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...

  • 1 month 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...

  • 1 month 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...

  • 1 month 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...

  • 2 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,...

  • 2 months ago

    A high-speed rail going nowhere

    JUNE 3 — So, it looks like I will not be able to realise my dream of getting a good Singapore kopi in the morning, lunch in Muar (otak otak), afternoon tea at the KL’s...

  • 2 months ago

    Singapore’s diplomatic debut delayed

    May 27 – The Trumpster and the Rocket Man seem to have called off their meeting. To clarify; the President of the United States of America and the Supreme Leader of the...

  • 2 months ago

    Back to the 80s? PM Lee meets PM M

    MAY 20 — More than a week after GE 14 the world is still gaping and gasping at events in Malaysia. Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s return to the office of Malaysian prime minister...

  • 3 months ago

    Watching Malaysia 2.0?

    May 13 — Stunning. I catch glimpses of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (I was basically still in school during his last administration) on television and I am amazed. Of course,...

  • 3 months ago

    Watching GE14 closely from across the causeway

    MAY 6 — Singaporeans don’t get to vote in Malaysian elections. This seems an obvious point. 1965, the great separation and all but well it isn’t so simple. The reality is...

  • 3 months ago

    Singapore’s Cabinet: The cream of the crop?

    April 29 — While our friends across the Causeway gear up for an epoch-defining election, us islanders over here in Singapore have just witnessed a little political drama of our...

  • 3 months ago

    Drama at the petrol station

    APRIL 22 — There are times when I feel immensely frustrated with my country. Its politics, its prices, its wasted opportunities but there are at least an equal number of moments...

  • 4 months ago

    Waging war on the night

    April 15 — Is Singapore a land without happy endings? The government has launched anti-vice crackdowns targeting primarily massage parlours. Putting an end to the illegal extra...

  • 4 months ago

    Of rogue historians and fake news

    APRIL 8 — Academics, Intellectuals and ministers actively debating policy online. Sparring and jostling each other with online messages as the public look on enthused. Sounds...