National Day Rally 2019: Singapore’s challenges in navigating US-China turbulence

BICENTENNIAL AND THE FORGING OF A SINGAPORE IDENTITY We are commemorating Singapore's Bicentennial. The year 1819 was a turning point in our history. That year,...

New nuclear arms race looms in Asia

Any nuclear accident is worrying, but the one that took place in Russia's far north earlier this month carries a special warning. It was...

Reaffirming primacy of national interest

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's comments at Sunday's National Day Rally, on the gradual formation of the Chinese Singaporean identity, draw attention to the...

National Day Rally 2019: Three keys to securing Singapore’s future

INVESTING IN PEOPLE: PRESCHOOLS Let me start with how we are giving our young the best possible start in life. So that anyone who works...

Economic Affairs: Making sense of market pessimism

If you had bought a 30-year Singapore government bond at the start of the year, by Aug 15 you would have been sitting on...

Tokyo, Seoul back on the right track

A moment of hope is lighting up the otherwise depressing world trade scenario. Japan and South Korea appear interested in stepping away from the...

It’s time to redefine economic success and failure

Global markets were seized by fear last week that trade wars were slowing growth in Germany, China and the United States. But the story...

The ice is leaving Iceland

Eyjafjallajokull, Iceland's sixth-largest glacier, gained worldwide recognition when the volcano lurking under it erupted in 2010. Large levels of volcanic ash caused air travel...

Tips from Shake Shack for politicians

Four years ago, former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper asked restaurant owner Danny Meyer to address a convention of state governors.Mr Hickenlooper did not do...

Getting the Little Red Dot to go green

Singapore has always been a garden city, but whether it is living up to being a green city remains to be seen. Hot on...

Reminders on race from an ad and a rap

Recent events have reignited debate on the issues of race and racism in Singapore, and some have questioned the Republic's commitment to multiracialism.Three weeks...

Rescue or prevention, International SOS has the answer

You cannot accuse Arnaud Vaissie of sloppiness when it comes to network investigation.The three children of the man who runs the world's biggest medical...

Fast facts

Arnaud Vaissie is CEO, chairman and co-founder of International SOS. He is 64 years old and is based out of London and Paris. He...

When what’s good about the Internet destroys you

On Aug 15, 2014, Zoe Quinn was out with some friends in San Francisco when her phone began to blow up with messages. Something...

The global machine spreading far-right nationalism

RINKEBY (Sweden) • Mr Johnny Castillo, a Peruvian-born neighbourhood watchman in this district of Stockholm, still puzzles over the strange events that two years...

One last run for the ‘Irish Forrest Gump’

NEW YORK • The Black Sheep pub in Midtown was crowded as usual on a recent Friday night, but there was a sense of...

The shocking rise of muscle dysmorphia

It is difficult for Miles to pinpoint the moment his muscle dysmorphia started. It was just always there, a background hum. "As far back...

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