Seth Tan

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Inequality is a threat - name it, and face it

February 18, 2018 5:00 AM<br>Singapore must not become a society where people feel the system is stacked against them, favouring a minority, writes …

Singapore

Peeling away S'pore's class layers

WHAT is your age? Your race? Neither question would seem out of place in an opinion poll in Singapore.<p>But try this: Are you working, middle or upper …

Think you’re not biased? Think again

A little misbehavior at school can land kids in hot water. How much? In many cases, that depends on the color of a student’s skin. Black students …

Psychology

World’s Top Religious Leaders Issue Rare Joint Appeal

Religion is often viewed as a force that sows divisions between people. But the world’s most prominent religious leaders have come together to present a different vision of how faith can work in the world.<p>In a rare move, major religious leaders ― from Pope Francis to the Dalai Lama ― issued a joint …

Religion

Ploughing on: The faces and insecurities of Singapore’s elderly working poor

SINGAPORE: They get taken for beggars sometimes as they poke through the trash, by people who exclaim “eiyuh!” in disgust. Impatient drivers honk as …

Is Singapore’s “miracle” health care system the answer for America?

The Singapore model shows how liberal and conservative ideas can fuse.<p>When liberals talk about their health care utopia, they have scores of examples to choose from. Some name France’s high-performing multi-payer system (No. 1 on the World Health Organization’s rankings, in case you haven’t heard). …

Health Care

'Singapore respects us as few nations do'

A few days ago, I participated in Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's Facebook chat session. My wife and I had just finished arranging beautiful origami …

United Nations

8 Facts That'll Make Singaporeans Happier After Experiencing The Rest Of The World

SG #winning Cover photo adapted from source and source. Studying overseas since I was 15 has allowed me to encounter people of all nationalities and …

Asia

Why Singapore Is the World's Most Successful Society

SINGAPORE -- Singapore turns 50 on Aug. 9, 2015. Is Singapore the most successful society since human history began? Or, to put it differently, did Singapore improve the living standards of its people faster and more comprehensively than any other society?<p>The only way to answer these questions is …

Asia

Defending our youths from Mahbubani’s paranoia

By: Andrew Loh<p>“Many young Singaporeans are too wrapped up in their own interests and careers to play or even consider active roles in society and …

Do youths care about politics? Should they?

<i>Judging by the 70-odd youthful folks who showed up at a policy forum, youths do care. But maybe they’re just shy.</i><p>By <b>Visakan Veerasamy</b><p>Fun fact: …

Youth need to be concerned about regional affairs

Despite being in the most educated country in the region, Singaporean youth generally exhibit a relatively weak understanding of and familiarity with …

Youth in Singapore apathetic?

I’ve been thinking about this topic for a week now. While I probably can’t articulate how I feel properly, I’ll give it a shot (:<p>Since I am still …

Terrorised by youth apathy

Just a few hours ago, a truck crashed into a crowd of spectators watching fireworks in Nice, France. This latest attack, which left over 80 people …

Singapore is misery city with a massive compassion deficit

From ‘Massive compassion deficit in Singapore?’, 16 March 2014, article by Maryam Mokhtar, Sunday Times<p>FREELANCE writer and self-described food lover …

Youths’ apathy towards current affairs – A temporary problem

By Wong Jeng Teng<p>Many undergraduates in Singapore do not actively keep up with current affairs, according to a straw poll by Campus Eye.<p>The online …

Singaporean youth are hopelesly apathetic. Do you agree?

I agree that Singaporean youths are largely apathetic, but to say that they are ‘hopelessly’ so, seems to me to be a leap of faith (or lack thereof) …

Singapore youth: Apathetic no more

What Privilege Looks Like in Singapore

The Little Red Dot starts to come to terms with decades of Chinese-centric policies.<p>Being of Chinese descent in Singapore breeds a particular kind of blindness. We make up 74.6 percent of the city-state's 5.7 million people, so it's no surprise that ethnic Chinese hold significant political and …

Asia

Singapore's identity complex, but also 'worth celebrating'

Singapore's identity is complicated and multi-dimensional because of the country's geography and history, and this means Singaporeans will never be …

The 11 best-educated countries in the world

The WEF created the index using a variety of objective and subjective measures.<p>Each country's score, from one to seven, is based on factors including the rate at which people studied at a university or an equivalent, such as a nursing college.<p>The score is also based on answers provided by business …

Education

Time we talked about our ‘different’ children

How Singapore Beat New Zealand to Be Expats’ Top Place to Live

(Bloomberg) -- Singapore has done it again.<p>The city-state beat New Zealand to rank first in a survey of expat destinations for the second year …

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The Problem of Pluralism | Posts from the Frontier

Last post, I examined two different definitions of pluralism: one which describes a state of society characterized by cultural, religious, ethnic, …

The Disadvantages of Cultural Diversity | Synonym

Social exclusion can sometimes occur as an unintended consequence of cultural diversity.<p>In many ways, diversity is a major advantage to an …