Opinion

  • Singaporeans need a little more space

    Surekha A. Yadav / 3 weeks ago

    Singaporeans need a little more space

    JULY 4 — The past year has been tough on all of us. Lockdowns meant keeping within exceptionally close quarters and for many Singaporeans, this meant the confines of our...

  • 'Censor' and 'The Power': Two new British horror movies ripe for discovery

    Aidil Rusli / 4 weeks ago

    'Censor' and 'The Power': Two new British horror movies ripe for discovery

    JULY 3 ― While the UK may have a rich history of horror filmmaking, with famous studios like Hammer and Amicus at the forefront in the 1960s and 1970s, and classic films like...

  • Playing at the Olympics: It's bigger than your individual sport

    Chuah Choo Chiang / 4 weeks ago

    Playing at the Olympics: It's bigger than your individual sport

    JULY 2 — Justin Rose speaks with a golden glint in his eye whenever the topic turns over to the Olympic Games.   In 2016, Rose, representing Team Great Britain, claimed a...

  • Don’t put all your hope in food baskets

    Praba Ganesan / 4 weeks ago

    Don’t put all your hope in food baskets

    July 1 — They save lives. Baskets, parcels, boxes or bags — whatever that holds the essential supplies. Rice, cooking oil, eggs and maybe a box of detergent. Thin lines...

  • Makan apa: The air fryer is your pandemic BFF

    Erna Mahyuni / 1 month ago

    Makan apa: The air fryer is your pandemic BFF

    JUNE 30  — I used to joke that you would know an air fryer owner because they would let you know. Now I am that air fryer owner as I've spent a lot of time through lockdown...

  • Are migrant workers treated better in Singapore?

    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...

  • Big tent Umno bursting at the seams

    Praba Ganesan / 1 month ago

    Big tent Umno bursting at the seams

    JUNE 24 — Almost three months ago, in the aftermath of the Umno general assembly, this column predicted the then-condemned would fight back. Those lambasted by party president...

  • The poor deserve more than 1GB of internet and exploding phones

    Erna Mahyuni / 1 month ago

    The poor deserve more than 1GB of internet and exploding phones

    JUNE 23 — Last week we got a reminder that too many of us, politicians included, have the mentality that the poor do not deserve nice things. Take the fiasco of donated phones...

  • Are private schools immune to the gig economy?

    Alwyn Lau / 1 month ago

    Are private schools immune to the gig economy?

    JUNE 21 — At first glance, one can easily imagine that private tuition teachers could have/should have/would have replaced private schools by now.  Even before the...

  • Does music help spread Covid-19?

    Surekha A. Yadav / 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,...

  • In praise of ‘A Ghost Waits’

    Aidil Rusli / 1 month ago

    In praise of ‘A Ghost Waits’

    JUNE 19 — One of the most satisfying things that can result from my never-ending hunt for new horror/genre films is when I encounter something so special that it, despite...

  • A recovery plan that is too slow, lacking in courage

    Praba Ganesan / 1 month ago

    A recovery plan that is too slow, lacking in courage

    JUNE 17 — Cristiano Ronaldo’s second goal two days ago in the 3-0 taming of Hungary was a team goal of rare beauty. To witness Portugal’s win "live" were more than 67,000...

  • Golf is a funny sport

    Player's Blog / 1 month ago

    Golf is a funny sport

    JUNE 16 — When I earned my first PGA Tour victory at the AT&T Byron Nelson in May, one of the best messages I received was from my parents who sent a congratulatory video....

  • Where is the apology Sabah is owed?

    Erna Mahyuni / 1 month ago

    Where is the apology Sabah is owed?

    JUNE 16 — The Sabah state election was where the Covid-19 nightmare truly began for Malaysia. There really can be no denying it and the fact our government spent more money and...

  • Christian Eriksen and the intimation of mortality

    Alwyn Lau / 1 month ago

    Christian Eriksen and the intimation of mortality

    JUNE 14 — Two nights ago, Danish footballer Christian Eriksen collapsed on the pitch during the Denmark-Finland game.  For about 10 excruciating minutes, the whole world...

  • Divided, we fail

    Surekha A. Yadav / 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...

  • 'Those Who Wish Me Dead' and 'The Woman In The Window': Two critically panned movies that might actually be worth your time

    Aidil Rusli / 1 month ago

    'Those Who Wish Me Dead' and 'The Woman In The Window': Two critically panned movies that might actually be worth your time

    JUNE 12 ― While I very rarely let film reviews and internet chatter get in the way of my movie viewing, in the sense that I’ll watch whatever I feel like watching regardless...

  • Covid-19: Press conferences can cause confusion when speakers go rogue

    Praba Ganesan / 1 month ago

    Covid-19: Press conferences can cause confusion when speakers go rogue

    This was the riposte from fictional President Schwarzenegger in the 2007 Simpsons Movie. He randomised a critical decision, because to him leaders act, not think or read or...

  • Arresting people for tweeting is not the answer to vaccine frustration

    Erna Mahyuni / 1 month ago

    Arresting people for tweeting is not the answer to vaccine frustration

    JUNE 9 — “Why haven't I got a vaccine appointment yet?” It's what I'm hearing not just from senior citizens but from people my age who, by right, should have started getting...