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Thinking Slowly About Education in Singapore

Fernando Reimers | Posted 07.31.2015 | Education
Fernando Reimers

This year I was honored to be appointed the CJ Koh Visiting Professor at Singapore's National Institute of Education. In my research on how different ...

Young and Entrepreneurial: How Former Consultants Turned Startup Founders Will and Fei Are Tackling the Quarter Life Crisis

David Ongchoco | Posted 07.23.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

You can call them the hipsters, the millennials, the crazy ones, the ex-consultants, the immigrants but the Quarter Life Crisis (QLC) team has found a problem they want to solve.

Why Democracy Isn't for Everyone, at Least in Singapore

Michelle Toh | Posted 07.22.2015 | World
Michelle Toh

When Lee Kuan Yew died this year, questions rang out across the globe: was this the end of an era? More specifically, would it be the end of the only style of governance Singapore has known?

What a Million-Dollar Home Looks Like Around the World

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business

In Shanghai, China's most expensive city, a luxury property priced at $1 million would be about the size of a small one-bedroom apartment in the U.S.

14 Ways to Immerse Yourself in the Culture of Singapore

College Tourist | Posted 06.30.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

By College Tourist's Summer Team of Student Travel Bloggers. Live like a local, explore like a traveler in Singapore. Get outdoors. Nicole Darian,...

9 Reasons to Visit Singapore in 2015

Viator | Posted 06.29.2015 | Travel

While the street food and hawker stalls are a must-try on your Singapore holiday, food travelers should delve deeper and look at Singapore's fine dining scene. There are a number of award-winning chefs opening restaurants in Singapore, and some lesser-known chefs knocking it out of the park.

Nine Green Spaces You Need to Explore in Singapore

Jacada Travel | Posted 06.23.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

From futuristic vertical gardens to lush primary rainforest, find out why Singapore is also named 'the Garden City' by visiting the city-state's most captivating green spaces.


Peter Neill | Posted 07.07.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

As we continue to consider the prospect for global water resources, we need first to make a major adjustment to how we measure the water we use, how w...

Confronting China Over Other Nations' Territorial Disputes: Not in America's Interest

Doug Bandow | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics
Doug Bandow

None of the claims generating so much controversy is worth war. China is carefully using "salami tactics," successively grabbing small pieces of a larger whole to avoid a conflict. But who is prepared to fight even for the larger whole?

LGBT Rights Rally In Deeply-Divided Singapore Sees Record Turnout

Reuters | Posted 06.13.2015 | Gay Voices

By Rujun Shen SINGAPORE, June 13 (Reuters) - Singapore's Pink Dot gay rights rally drew a record number of participants on Saturday, ...

Places To Stay If You Don't Have Vertigo

Jacada Travel | Posted 06.08.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Sleep in a cliff-edge transparent pod or swim in an infinity pool 650 feet above ground by staying at these hotels in high places (literally).

An Afternoon With Tharman Shanmugaratnam

Patrick Daniel | Posted 06.01.2015 | World
Read More: Singapore, World News
Patrick Daniel

Fifty years after Singapore's Independence, its Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Tharman Shanmugaratnam shared the lessons learned from his nation's struggles and successes in the 45th St. Gallen Symposium.

Singapore Teen Blogger Found Guilty Of Insulting Christians

USA Today | Jane Onyanga-Omara & Elizabeth Weise | Posted 05.13.2015 | Religion

A teenage blogger from Singapore has been found guilty of insulting Christians and of distributing an obscene image of the country’s founding father...

10 Cities That Are Shaping The Future Of Urban Living

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.11.2015 | World

Cities are frequently at the front line of innovation when it comes to addressing the changing problems of urban life. Plans to combat climate change,...

Philippines' Economic Development and the 'Pacquiao Paradox': Shining Individually, Whimpering Collectively

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 05.08.2015 | Business
Richard Javad Heydarian

Sustained economic development doesn't take place in a vacuum. For the Philippines to become a true "tiger economy" in the coming decades, it has to also experience some changes in its cultural foundations.

Construction Worker Saves Toddler Dangling From Building Ledge

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.27.2015 | Good News

A migrant construction worker in Singapore has been dubbed a hero after he was captured on camera rescuing a 3-year-old girl who was dangling precario...

China Needs a Strong Leader Like Xi -- but the Rule of Law Like Singapore

Zheng Yongnian | Posted 06.13.2015 | World
Zheng Yongnian

SINGAPORE -- This is a rare window of opportunity for China. If Xi had not launched the anti-corruption campaign now, it would have been impossible to do so in 10 years time. By then the vested interest groups would have become too powerful. If the economic oligarchy becomes a political one, China will become the Russia of yesterday.

Why Russia's Skolkovo Innovation Center is Off Strategy

Bill_Robinson | Posted 06.07.2015 | Technology

Many countries, states and cities are hard at work trying to duplicate this magical innovation development. Most will fail. Let us see what Russia is up to in this regard.

How To Eat Your Way Through Singapore

Posted 04.05.2015 | Travel

Everyone’s favorite beer-drinking, cigarette-smoking, cuss-word-slinging, food-focused travel guide once said Singapore is “as close to foodie hea...

Why Singapore Is Winning At Green Spaces

Posted 04.05.2015 | Travel

It’s a country. It’s a city. It’s Singapore. And this city-state is growing a lot more than its population. Half of Singapore is covered in gree...

Nearing End of 'New Turkey'

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 05.29.2015 | World
Arzu Kaya Uranli

While Lee Kuan Yew acknowledged that we are all global beings and our survivals depend upon world conditions, Erdoğan prefers to stick with "precious loneliness" to be able to hide unjust treatment and to hide revelations of corruption.

Lessons for Entrepreneurs From Lee Kuan Yew

Shastri Purushotma | Posted 05.30.2015 | Business
Shastri Purushotma

While there is much to learn from this remarkable statesman and the transformative experience of Singapore that could fill many volumes, I would like to focus in the short space here on a few key lessons that entrepreneurs and companies can take from the founding and rapid growth of Singapore.

Lee Kuan Yew and the Middle East

Philip Seib | Posted 05.30.2015 | World
Philip Seib

America's interests in the Middle East would be best served not by constant political conflict, even under the guise of "democratic reform," but by something more along Lee Kuan Yew's approach of, in the words of Asia scholar Orville Schell, "authoritarian leadership, constrained by certain Western legal and administrative checks."

Singapore Stands Still As Nation Bids Farewell To Founding Father Lee

Reuters | Posted 05.29.2015 | World

(Corrects to remove reference in par 9 to planes flying in missing man formation) By Rujun Shen and Anshuman Daga SINGA...

The Legacy of Lee Kuan Yew and the Myth of Trade-Offs

Calvin Cheng | Posted 05.27.2015 | World
Calvin Cheng

SINGAPORE -- Freedom is being able to walk on the streets unmolested in the wee hours in the morning, to be able to leave one's door open and not fear being burgled. Freedom is the woman who can ride buses and trains alone. These are the freedoms that Singaporeans have, freedoms that were built on the vision and hard work of Lee Kuan Yew.