Richelle Tan

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The nation that thrived by ‘nudging’ its population

Singapore has grown from almost nothing in 50 years. And this well-regarded society has been built up, partly, thanks to the power of suggestion.<p>“Kopi lah,” says the elderly Singaporean man, leaning against the counter of the café. The stall holder hands him a bag filled with thick, creamy coffee …

Lee Kuan Yew

A 20-year-old in an ageing society

February 22, 2018 5:00 AM<br>In his Chinese New Year message, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong emphasised the need to both honour Singapore's seniors and …

Chinese New Year

Commentary: Re-examine our own mindsets even as the Government explains tax hikes

SINGAPORE: An almost palpable sense of apprehension over possible tax hikes progressed into outright anger in some quarters on Budget day as Finance …

Income Inequality

Commentary: The Government needs to do more to bridge the class divide, but so do we

SINGAPORE: Examine your social circle.<p>If you come from an elite school, it’s likely most of your friends, even in adulthood, come from one of those …

COMMENT: Singapore's political succession in a disruptive world

One piece at a time, the jigsaw puzzle that is Singapore’s political succession is falling into place.<p>We know that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong …

Johoreans welcome reduced travel time with upcoming JB-Singapore RTS Link

KUALA LUMPUR: Johor residents told Channel NewsAsia they are looking forward to a rail project which will connect Johor Baru to Singapore in 30 …

Asia

Tropical wave formation chances jump to 40 percent: NHC | NOLA.com

A tropical wave in the eastern Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa has a 40 percent chance of developing into a tropical storm or depression over …

BEIJING

BEIJING • Without doubt, Singapore and China were at pains this week to tell the world that their relationship was back on track after a rough patch …

China

FamiLEE saga: Let a third party tell all

<b>by Bertha Henson</b><p>SO MUCH has been disclosed in the famiLEE saga that you wonder why some trigger-happy Singaporean hasn’t filed a police report. The …

House at heart of Singapore's Lee family feud has no foundations, cracks in walls

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - In property-obsessed Singapore, the future and value of one house has gripped the nation due to an extraordinary feud between the children of the island state’s founding father.<p>FILE PHOTO: A view of former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew's Oxley Road residence in Singapore June …

Real Estate

Multiracial Singapore will be psychologically prepared for a terrorist attack: PM Lee

SINGAPORE: While it is assumed that a terrorist attack will take place in Singapore at some point, the country is psychologically prepared for it, …

Cold Shoulder: Why Beijing Snubbed Singapore at the Belt and Road Summit

Among the 29 Heads of State who converged on Beijing for the Belt and Road Summit earlier this week were leaders of seven of the ten ASEAN states. One leader was noticeably missing: Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.<p>Various observers have noted this absence, including Hugh White, who …

Listen Up Right Now: Women Are Not Your Property, And You Do Not Own Us

A guy walks up to a girl in a bar. She’s laughing with her friends, engrossed in conversation. He slides in next to her to introduce himself. Offers …

The Prime Minister or The People: Just Who is Stealing Lunches in Singapore?

The Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong told Singaporeans to steal other people’s lunches at a discussion with union leaders a few days before Labor Day.<p>Lee said: “You must make sure you steal somebody else's lunch.”<p>He later repeated his message at the May Day Rally and said: “someone is …

The Great Barrier Reef Is In Its Final 'Terminal Stage'

The Great Barrier Reef is perhaps on its final deathbed as it suffers from back to back massive dying events in the past two years. Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is one of the great natural wonders of the world, a tremendous display of beauty, biodiversity, and a fragile ecosystem. Now, the reef …

Great Barrier Reef

Scientists Say Only 10 Years Left to Save the Planet

The planet, as we know it, has been given a deadline: 10 years. According to the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, if humans …

Associated Press News

Singapore First: Quietly shutting the door on Indian techies and other foreign workers

Nearly 10,000 miles away from the anti-immigrant climate in Trump’s America, an island nation has been clamping down on Indian tech workers as part of its efforts to make sure companies give locals a fair shake, and to address concerns about overpopulation.<p>Singapore, which has about 5.6 million …

Globalization

Scientists just uncovered some troubling news about Greenland’s most enormous glacier

The largest glacier in Greenland is even more vulnerable to sustained ice losses than previously thought, scientists have reported.<p>Jakobshavn glacier, responsible for feeding flotillas of icebergs into the Ilulissat icefjord — and possibly for unleashing the iceberg that sank the Titanic — is an …

In Syria, Russia Falls Victim to Its Own Success

Moscow’s rogue client has destroyed the country’s ability to present itself as an indispensable arbiter in the conflict.<p>This morning, Moscow woke up to the news that the U.S. had hit an air base in Homs, Syria, in retaliation for Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons in Idlib province. This was …

Middle East

Official: Russia knew Syrian chemical attack was coming

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has made a preliminary conclusion that Russia knew in advance of Syria's chemical weapons attack last week, but …

Middle East

The Great Barrier Reef's latest unprecedented bleaching event could spell the end

In the face of climate change, experts are giving up hope.<p>If you've never seen Australia's Great Barrier Reef, now you never might. At least not alive. Less than a month ago PopSci reported that the Great Barrier Reef had experienced devastating bleaching in 2016 and was in the midst of a second …

The most important economic challenge that China poses

President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping have now completed their first summit. Observers on both sides seem to be relieved. If no diplomatic breakthroughs on major issues were achieved, it is also the case that there were no outward displays of truculence from either side. Neither high …

India Loses Faith in Trade

Till fairly recently, it looked like two massive new agreements would compete to define the future of world trade. The Trans-Pacific Partnership, backed by the U.S., would try to move the global trade architecture toward new norms, with harmonized regulations at its center. Meanwhile, the Regional …

How sugar became Public Enemy No. 1

<i>Many experts believe that sweetened foods have caused a global health crisis. What's so bad about sugar? Here's everything you need to know:</i><p><b>Why is</b> …

Plants Are Gobbling Up Our Carbon Emissions, But Not Fast Enough

It’s one of the biggest mysteries in this global experiment we’re conducting by pouring 10 billion tons of carbon into the atmosphere each year: …

UK weather: Britain to bask in hottest day of the year so far as temperatures soar over weekend

Britons are basking in a bout of sunshine this weekend, with temperatures set to hit 23C degrees on Sunday – the hottest day of the year so far.<p>The …

If CO2 Emissions Keep Up, Earth Is Headed Back to The Triassic Period – Or Worse

Carbon levels not seen in almost half a billion years.<p>It's no secret that our planet is getting hotter due to heat-trapping carbon dioxide (CO2) …

Will US missile strikes in Syria push Russia and America to the brink of war?

Russia had welcomed Trump's presidential win in the 2016 US elections considering his soft spot for Moscow and President Vladimir Putin. However, the …

Despite U.S. missile barrage, Syria continues airstrikes against rebels

BEIRUT — Residents of the Syrian town devastated by a chemical weapons attack earlier this week said warplanes had returned to bomb them Saturday, despite a U.S. missile barrage and warnings of possible further response.<p>At least 86 people in the northwestern town of Khan Sheikhoun were killed …

Middle East