Surekha A. Yadav

Surekha A. Yadav

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

Recent Opinions

  • 1 day ago

    Is it time for Singapore to tax property gains?

  • 1 week ago

    Singapore gets a new rap

  • 2 weeks ago

    Have you been vaccinated?

  • 3 weeks ago

    Singaporeans need a little more space

More from Surekha A. Yadav

  • 1 month ago

    Are migrant workers treated better in Singapore?

    JUNE 27 — Earlier this month, Vice magazine asked: Has Singapore learned to treat its migrant workers better.  A pertinent question considering it was a year ago...

  • 1 month ago

    Does music help spread Covid-19?

    JUNE 20 — So in good news, Singapore is loosening the restrictions it imposed in May following a spike in locally transmitted Covid-19 cases. Almost a month ago,...

  • 1 month ago

    Divided, we fail

    JUNE 13 — Somewhere in the suburb of Yishun is a shrine to the Hindu god Muneswaran. Believed to be one of the many avatars of Lord Shiva, he is a deity that Tamil families...

  • 1 month ago

    The Covid-19 pandemic: How will we know it’s over?

    JUNE 6 — After basically a year and a half of extreme disruption to our lives as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, people are beginning to wonder when this will end. ...

  • 1 month ago

    Should everyone in Singapore speak English?

    MAY 30 — There is a popular TikTokker in Singapore who makes funny videos that zero in on the annoyances of our everyday lives. From unthinking comments made by our older...

  • 2 months ago

    Back to the future: Locking down again in Singapore

    MAY 16 — So Singapore has tightened restrictions on movement as a response to a rise in Covid-19 cases. Though this isn't quite as strict as the lockdown imposed last...

  • 2 months ago

    The CEO takes umbrage

    MAY 9 — Umbrage. That’s the trending word on Singapore’s cyberspace at the moment. In fact, the trend has already crossed over into the real world with major brands like Tim...

  • 2 months ago

    Covid-19 strikes back

    MAY 2 — Just when you thought it had been defeated.    After all, vaccination drives in Israel, the UK and USA appeared to be working well.   Cases in...

  • 3 months ago

    Enter Lawrence Wong as leading contender for prime minister of Singapore

    APRIL 25 — Singapore has just announced a major Cabinet reshuffle. Seven of Singapore’s ministries will get new ministers.  The reshuffle comes in the wake...

  • 3 months ago

    Cheering on Dogecoin to the moon

    APRIL 18 — The last few weeks has seen me make my most successful investment... ever.  I am up over 600 per cent.  What did I buy? Some fantastic leveraged trade...

  • 3 months ago

    Vacancy: PM of Singapore

    APRIL 11 — Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat (HSK) announced that he would be taking himself out of contention for the role of SIngapore's next prime minister. In a letter to...

  • 3 months ago

    A more Singaporean Singapore

    MARCH 28 — Something has changed in the bars that dot the trendy enclaves of Singapore.  Of course Covid-19 has changed a lot of things and it’s great that our trendy...

  • 4 months ago

    We need more female billionaires

    MARCH 21 — I am a woman. Stating the obvious but this is important because to this day, this biological fact determines a great deal of what is expected of...

  • 4 months ago

    Going wild in Singapore

    MARCH 14 — A wild boar was caught and killed in Singapore a few weeks ago.   The boar was apparently responsible for two attacks on pedestrians in Punggol in...

  • 4 months ago

    We must choose to protect Singapore’s forests

    MARCH 7 — Singapore is a tiny country. At 700 square kms, it is over 400 times smaller than Malaysia and is home to 5.6 million people.  With a population density of...