It’s not OK to attack boomers in a generational culture war

Generations are pretty bogus. The labels we use to casually slice up society - boomer, millennial, Gen X, Gen Z - are a nearly...

America’s religious war will test democracy’s limits

Paula White, the White House's new head of faith outreach, said: "To say no to President Donald Trump would be to say no to...

Brushing up on Chinese for my son’s sake

It's true that having a child changes your life in ways you never thought possible.In the past few months, I have made a switch...

New regional pact a nod to open trade

The dawn of a new trade pact in the world's most dynamic region reflects the triumph of leadership over drift, and is something to...

There’s a lot we still don’t know about Libra

Last month, Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg spent over five gruelling hours answering myriad questions from the members of the House Financial Services Committee...

Economic Affairs: Investor anxieties fuel demand for gold

After going nowhere for the better part of the past six years, the price of gold is surging. Since November last year, it has...

East Asia Watch: China’s power rankings: Reading the tea leaves

BEIJING • For those reading the tea leaves on the future of China's leadership hierarchy, recent events offer fresh insights.When Chongqing's Communist Party secretary...

Act on unwarranted online behaviour

The recent incident involving a condominium resident and a security guard, over a $10 overnight parking fee for the resident's guests, holds lessons for...

Turning of the tide against Big Tech’s dystopia

The tide has finally turned against Big Tech. Last week, Twitter banned political advertising; European Union antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager said she was considering...

Growing recognition for heritage

Four master craftsmen and artists will be recognised annually from next year under the National Heritage Board's (NHB) The Stewards of Singapore's Intangible Cultural...

‘$1.5m condo’ parking saga: Where to draw the line between work and private life

By now, you would have read about the "$1.5 million condo man" who got rather worked up over a $10 guest car parking fee.The...

Wanting kids amid the climate crisis

My husband and I will celebrate our second anniversary in two weeks.We have taken sufficient delight in our timber-floored, grille-less home, and are at...

Why do migrating Nepalis behave high and mighty?

Never having been subject to British rule, Nepal's historical trajectory has been quite different from its South Asian neighbours in many respects.Yet, geography ensured...

Challenge to the young: Don’t be just a bystander to history. Make your mark...

The theme for the inaugural Singapore History Day, "Encounter and Exchange in Singapore History", reflects an understanding of history as a dynamic two-way process...

Look beyond cancelled Apec summit

After the biggest street protests since his country returned to democracy three decades ago, Chilean President Sebastian Pinera has been forced to cancel this...

SingLit: To Singlish or not to Singlish is just a, not the, question

Several recent factors, including the global success of Singaporean novelists like Amanda Lee Koe, Balli Kaur Jaswal and Sharlene Teo, as well as my...

Global Affairs: Germany’s challenge: Face illusions, embrace change

LONDON • No one present in the German capital three decades ago this week when the Berlin Wall fell would ever forget the experience....

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