Transport system key driver for Singapore

The transport system has redrawn Singapore's economic and lived landscape in the past decades, especially since the introduction of the Mass Rapid Transit system...

Seven good habits for Singapore bosses to emulate

Each year, I look at the Mercer Index of Employee Engagement in the Asia-Pacific. Fourteen countries are included in the index. Singapore has consistently...

Why you should care about quantum physics

Quantum physics seems to be everywhere in popular culture these days. Have you seen the movie Avengers: Endgame? If so, you encountered the quantum...

Google’s ‘quantum supremacy’ claim

On Wednesday, Google said it had achieved a long-sought breakthrough called "quantum supremacy", which could allow new kinds of computers to do calculations at...

Climate change will cost us even more than we think

For some time now it has been clear that the effects of climate change are appearing faster than scientists anticipated. Now it turns out...

Trade deal: Underlying tensions remain

It does look as though a deal is in sight between the United States and China over the trade dispute that has hurt both...

The crisis in Hong Kong: A quest for understanding

Hong Kong has been in turmoil for the past four months. I have tried to understand, in an objective way, the root causes of...

Singapore’s art of the deal in defence diplomacy

In the latest sign of its efforts to maintain strong friendships with both China and the United States, Singapore announced on Sunday that it...

Economic Affairs: Saving China’s private sector

For China's private sector, this should have been the best of times. It is the engine of growth - 60 per cent of gross...

Homing in on science in Tengah town

Future residents of the new Tengah town can take comfort, literally, in the fact that their smart homes will be cool by design as...

Why GZERO world needs Japan more than ever

When I first began writing about the "GZERO" era of global politics nearly a decade ago (the G-8 and G-20 were constantly in headlines...

French veil row uncovers schism on secular laws

Every so often - with increasing frequency, it seems - the French tie themselves in knots over Islamic clothing. This is one of these...

The link between death and denial about climate change

Even people who say they believe in climate change may be in denial - the same kind of denial that allows us to ignore...

Global Affairs: When green protesters hurt their own cause

LONDON • For weeks, central London has resembled a battle zone. People lying on the roads, refusing to move; others gluing themselves to buildings,...

A united front for challenging times

News that Singapore narrowly avoided a technical recession - or two straight quarters of quarter-on-quarter contraction - demonstrates how precarious the economic times are....

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