Since the Media Development Authority introduced their hugely unpopular licensing requirements for Singapore news websites on 1 June 2013, the government has been on the defensive. Most recently, Minister for Communications and Information Mr. Yaacob Ibrahim reiterated, rather unconvincingly, in Parliament the rationale behind this legislation.
Things are getting ugly online again. Read almost anything that has to do with immigration, population, jobs, housing, transport or any current socio-political issue and you’re likely to stumble upon some anti-foreigner comment, sometimes expressed in most offensive way.
To be more livable for families, Singapore needs to change the way it is run.
Luring Back the Stork
Loving Our Country Too Much?
It's About Politics Not Journalism
Recently I was at an art show at SAM at 8Q, a contemporary art facility on Queen Street. The show, Future Proof, exhibited art works by Singapore’s most promising current generation artists—encompassing better known artists like Donna Ong and collective Vertical Submarine as well as artists completely new to the scene and who have never exhibited a work before this, like Gerald Leow.
I love our big family. I can’t wait for number four, a girl, to be born. Needless to say it’s not easy—our lives are decent, but we are not rich by any stretch of the imagination. We have to watch our budget very closely every month, juggle everybody’s schedule and workload, give everyone enough time and personal attention, and try and fit everybody into our family car!
Artists Need Space
Building Families with Bricks Not Straw
I’m typing this piece sometimes with one hand, sometimes with two, while I cradle my newborn baby in the other. It’s just part and parcel of juggling kids with everything else one needs to do. This is my fourth child and over the years, with my other three children, I have taken on a mix of full time jobs and freelance work.