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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 …

Visit Tsukiji, a ‘Great Wonder of the World,’ While You Still Can

If you're visiting Tokyo and looking forward to eating well, chances are you’ve been told not to miss Tsukiji, the oldest and biggest fish market in …

When You Should Quit Your Job Without Having Another One Lined Up

People hate to resign without another job lined up. Not just because employers prefer to hire people who are working, but also because it feels like failure. It seems as if you “couldn’t take it.” But there are times when it is very important to just let go.<p>Here’s a personal example: My boyfriend …

Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle stall is No. 1 in the Top 50 World Street Food Masters list

SINGAPORE - The one-Michelin-starred Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle stall in Crawford Lane has emerged tops in this year's Top 50 World Street Food …

Deliveroo, foodpanda, UberEATS: Which food delivery service is tops?

One of human resource administrator Rachael Loh's jobs is to feed almost 30 traders twice a day. As office manager at principal trading firm DRW, she …

Apple Just Revealed the Secrets to Taking Perfect iPhone Pictures

Struggling to take your photography game to the next level? Then fear not, for help is at hand. Apple has just launched a new website brimming with …

What It Takes To Be A Great Employee: The Parable Of The Oranges

Shutterstock<p>Being a great employee pays off with better positions, higher pay, and more frequent promotions. But some workers struggle to know …

The Struggles of Writing About Chinese Food as a Chinese Person

Growing up, I was the weird kid who adored boiled pig intestines and fermented tofu. So imagine my surprise when the 2000s hit and the food of my people was suddenly cool.<p>Lorraine Chuen was browsing her Facebook feed when she noticed an argument between a person of color and a white person, the …

WHERE ARE THEY NOW: 26 actors who have been killed off 'Game of Thrones'

<b>Warning: Spoilers ahead for "Game of Thrones."</b><p>No TV show kills off characters quite as tragically as HBO's "Game of Thrones" does. From minor characters to the series' first main protagonist Ned Stark, dozens of key actors have come and gone over the years.<p>We've rounded up the biggest character …

Japan's Southwest Pivot: How Tokyo Can Expand Its Eyes and Ears in the Ocean

Amid uncertainty over the U.S. pivot to Asia under the current Trump administration, other key players in the Indo-Pacific continue about their own …

7 Subtle Ways to Encourage Your Kids to be Readers

A friend said to me recently, “Movies and television feed you the story. Other mediums make you work for it.”<p>I want my children to work for it.<p>Don’t …

Commentary: Smart Nation 2.0? Three ideas to keep Singapore smart

Novel ideas are needed more than ever to keep Singapore smart, and to ensure digital transformation works for workers, students and companies, argues …

The Blockchain Explained to Web Developers, Part 1: The Theory

The blockchain is the new hot technology. If you haven't heard about it, you probably know Bitcoin. Well, the blockchain is the underlying technology …

Why attitude is more important than IQ

When it comes to success, it's easy to think that people blessed with brains will inevitably leave the rest of us in the dust. But new research from Stanford University will change your mind (and your attitude).<p>Psychologist Carol Dweck has spent her entire career studying attitude and performance, …

27 Bak Chor Mee Singaporeans Love (Which is your Favourite?)

Bak Chor Mee, which translates to minced meat noodles, is a noodle dish tossed in vinegar, minced meat, pork slices, pork liver, stewed sliced …

Uber and the problem of Silicon Valley's bro culture

“They never functioned like mature, responsible companies.” —Sarah Lacy, tech reporter<p>Susan Fowler, a former Uber engineer, wrote a blog post last week detailing the sexist treatment she endured during her year at the company. Among other things, she said that she was sexually harassed by her boss …

A data-centric look: Singapore Budget 2017

The Singapore government just announced the 2017 budget on February 20th 2017.<p>Rather than cover the budget from a policy perspective, which you can …

9 Rules For Emailing From Google Exec Eric Schmidt

Communication in the Internet Century usually means using email, and email, despite being remarkably useful and powerful, often inspires momentous …

Is VR changing the way we communicate?

The way we communicate is an ever-changing discipline. Each new technological innovation brings new channels and new opportunities for people to …

Here's what it would really mean if Britain was like Singapore

The British right talks up the Singapore model, but it doesn't quite get it.<p>During the Brexit campaign Singapore was held up by economic liberals as …

9 Bad Manager Mistakes That Make Good People Quit

It’s pretty incredible how often you hear managers complaining about their best employees leaving, and they really do have something to complain …

Go beyond book-smarts, to resilience and curiosity

I was excited to read about Singapore's top ranking in the Pisa (Programme for International Student Assessment) tests and the perfect score of our …

Why Israel has the most technologically advanced military on Earth

In 1950, just two years after the state of Israel was founded, the country’s first commercial delegation set off for South America.<p>Israel desperately …

How to Write Email with Military Precision

In the military, a poorly formatted email may be the difference between mission accomplished and mission failure. During my active duty service, I learned how to structure emails to maximize a mission’s chances for success. Since returning from duty, I have applied these lessons to emails that I …

8 Unexpected Signs an Employee Should Be Fired

We can all spot terrible employees: they under-perform, they don't work well with teams, they struggle to meet expectations... but oddly enough, it isn't the obviously terrible employees who cause the real problems.<p>Whether clearly incompetent or unbelievably lazy, they're easy to spot. So although …

CHIO WATCH: Super Swee Police Force Babes that would make Cardboard Mata go "Ho Say Lah!"

Share Email Comments<p><i>“You’re not a cardboard mata, you’re a terrorist. That’s cos you’re da bomb, babe.”</i><p>We hope no one has used such a pick-up line on …

Giles Coren reviews Singapore Garden

Dealing with xenophobic nationalism: Lessons from Singapore

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s speech to a conference of the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) on 4 December highlighted his …