Opinion

  • The minister distracted them, or how I learnt to push a trolley and wheelchair solo

    Praba Ganesan / 3 weeks ago

    The minister distracted them, or how I learnt to push a trolley and wheelchair solo

    SEPTEMBER 23 — The two of us arrived in a 13-year-old Proton Saga, which probably sealed our fate even before exiting the highway. On Malaysia Day, to enter a national edifice....

  • We really need to start ignoring terrible people on Twitter

    Erna Mahyuni / 4 weeks ago

    We really need to start ignoring terrible people on Twitter

    SEPTEMBER 22 — Ah yes, another week of my rationing time on Twitter and it has been great for productivity and my mental health. I won't lie; there have been many times when I...

  • Can the New Normal have zero office toxicity?

    Alwyn Lau / 1 month ago

    Can the New Normal have zero office toxicity?

    SEPTEMBER 20 — The first time I experienced what most today would consider “toxic” office behaviour was during my first year of work (back during the time Zinedine Zidane...

  • Singapore is recycling less than ever

    Surekha A. Yadav / 1 month ago

    Singapore is recycling less than ever

    SEPTEMBER 19 — Here’s a rather fascinating statistic: Singapore’s recycling rate fell to 13 per cent in 2020, down from 17 per cent in 2019.  This means that...

  • The wild and outrageous wonders of 'Malignant'

    Aidil Rusli / 1 month ago

    The wild and outrageous wonders of 'Malignant'

    SEPTEMBER 18 ― Like all things, Hollywood movie trends have come in cycles. That’s why musicals were everywhere not once, but twice in film history ― the first round during...

  • Fully open schools, not window-dressing

    Praba Ganesan / 1 month ago

    Fully open schools, not window-dressing

    SEPTEMBER 16 — This is for parents. The kids need school. School, school. To be in their classes and on their playing fields. Undoubtedly, you are spooked. However, there’s no...

  • On getting fitter by quitting Twitter

    Erna Mahyuni / 1 month ago

    On getting fitter by quitting Twitter

    SEPTEMBER 15 — Taking care of your health these days has become very data-driven as the companies making very good money from selling fitness trackers will tell you. Xiaomi this...

  • The power of two as golf looks into the future

    Chuah Choo Chiang / 1 month ago

    The power of two as golf looks into the future

    SEPTEMBER 13 — When the PGA Tour and European Tour announced new and exciting details around their Strategic Alliance which will see three tournaments being co-sanctioned in...

  • Pandemic vs endemic

    Surekha A. Yadav / 1 month ago

    Pandemic vs endemic

    SEPTEMBER 12 — Almost two years later, Covid-19 remains the dominant topic of the day. Every day.  In Singapore after months and months of restrictions,...

  • 'Annette' and 'Cinderella': Two new Amazon Prime musicals for two very different cinematic taste buds

    Aidil Rusli / 1 month ago

    'Annette' and 'Cinderella': Two new Amazon Prime musicals for two very different cinematic taste buds

    SEPTEBER 11 — Out of all the major movie genres out there, I’d have to say that the musical is the one I’ve explored the least, even after all these years. And all this...

  • ‘Patty Ice’ — Being cool under pressure

    Player's Blog / 1 month ago

    ‘Patty Ice’ — Being cool under pressure

    Five years after overcoming a debilitating back injury that put him out of the game for more than two years, American Patrick Cantlay reached the PGA Tour summit by winning the...

  • ‘Can the owner of Malay, come to aisle Malaysia?’

    Praba Ganesan / 1 month ago

    ‘Can the owner of Malay, come to aisle Malaysia?’

    SEPT 9 — Perfect time to ask one of THE Malaysian identity questions, who owns Bahasa Melayu — the Malay language? Before, this column rabble-roused whether Malay is used...

  • Will our new normal be a safe normal for everyone?

    Erna Mahyuni / 1 month ago

    Will our new normal be a safe normal for everyone?

    SEPTEMBER 8 — I got my hair cut on Monday.  It was an afterthought; being in the area for a dental appointment, it made sense to stop by the hairdresser. There was fear and...

  • Is there Chinese privilege in Singapore?

    Surekha A. Yadav / 1 month ago

    Is there Chinese privilege in Singapore?

    SEPTEMBER 5 — In his annual National Day speech, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said claims that there is Chinese privilege in Singapore are entirely...

  • Ziyad's tragedy of minutes

    Alwyn Lau / 1 month ago

    Ziyad's tragedy of minutes

    SEPTEMBER 4 ― The recent unfortunate incident of the gold medal withdrawal of Muhammad Ziyad Zolkepli is a sad case study of how, when all is said and done, rules are rules and...

  • 'Dachra', 'The Last Matinee' and 'Teddy': Three new foreign language horror treats to check out

    Aidil Rusli / 1 month ago

    'Dachra', 'The Last Matinee' and 'Teddy': Three new foreign language horror treats to check out

    SEPTEMBER 4 ― One of the great blessings of the relentless forward march of streaming is the increasing acceptance of foreign language content in the mass market scene, with...

  • Bad time to die, the unfortunate death of a Malaysian Indian guard

    Praba Ganesan / 1 month ago

    Bad time to die, the unfortunate death of a Malaysian Indian guard

    SEPTEMBER 2 — The CCTV footage is surreal. Perhaps not as much as our national realpolitik and its effects on justice at local levels. Covid-19 had a supporting role in kicking...

  • When my rice cooker is smarter than some politicians

    Erna Mahyuni / 1 month ago

    When my rice cooker is smarter than some politicians

    SEPTEMBER 1 — My body’s stress response is predictable and often inconvenient: I fall asleep. Perhaps it’s a failsafe to prevent my blood pressure from rising or to...

  • ‘Alamak’, it is Kamala

    Surekha A. Yadav / 1 month ago

    ‘Alamak’, it is Kamala

    AUGUST 29 — The US vice president Kamala Harris visited Singapore last week. It was the first stop of a very brief South-east Asia tour. From Singapore, she flew to...