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Exercising Freedom on 9/11

Maya Mathias | Posted 09.21.2015 | Politics
Maya Mathias

On September 11th 2001, the TV show I was watching cut abruptly to two tall, shining towers that I didn't recognize. One tower had a deep burning hole in its side. Then a news journalist's voice pierced the eerie silence.

Singapore's Election Runs Counter to Global Trends

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.16.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

Modern Singapore's political landscape has often served as a bellwether (or mirror, as the case may be) for what other countries in Asia have come to expect from their polities.

Ikea Unveils Free Competitor To Apple's $99 Pencil

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.11.2015 | Business

Ikea just took a witty jab at Apple. The furniture giant's Singapore branch posted an ad on its Facebook page Thursday night that compared Apple's ne...

4 Of Singapore's Most Creative Restaurants

La Carmina | Posted 09.01.2015 | Travel
La Carmina

Since we only had a few days, we narrowed down our selection to the four most innovative restaurants. All of them wowed us with eye-opening dishes, from molecular foams to burnt marshmallows.

WATCH: Python Fights King Cobra On Singapore Street

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.31.2015 | Weird News

It was an unlikely setting for such a battle: a college campus in the concrete jungle that is Singapore. But the two combatants seemed oblivious to th...

Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child: Michael Fay's Caning in Singapore

ADST | Posted 08.20.2015 | World

During the spring of 1994, Americans were gripped by an incident in Singapore which unexpectedly became a cause celebre: the caning of Michael Fay, who was sentenced for his role in vandalizing property in Singapore.

Why Emerging Markets Have Stopped Emerging

Bill Emmott | Posted 08.19.2015 | World
Bill Emmott

LONDON -- The main determinants of an emerging economy's ability actually to emerge, sustainably, are politics, policy and all that is meant by the institutions of governance. More precisely, although countries can ride waves of growth and exploit commodity cycles despite having dysfunctional political institutions, the real test comes when times turn less favorable and a country needs to change course.

China's Currency Manipulation Should Serve As A Warning About TPP

James P. Hoffa | Posted 08.17.2015 | Business
James P. Hoffa

At a time when income inequality is running rampant in the U.S., workers don't need even more "free" trade agreements that will further strip this nation's economy of middle-income jobs.

Singapore at 50: Where Did the Years Go?

Pranay Gupte | Posted 08.11.2015 | World
Pranay Gupte

I was barely 17 years old when I first visited Southeast Asia from my native India. Singapore existed then as a small port and entrepôt, a neglected tendril of Malaysia's 14 states. I could have scarcely imagined then that Singapore would become one of the world's most modern states.

Singapore's Complex Political Legacy Has an Uncertain Future

Anthony Saich | Posted 08.07.2015 | World
Anthony Saich

Not since the ancient era of city-states has a leader such as Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew exerted such a disproportionate influence on the global stage. But there is a growing call for a change in the way government he left behind operates and how inclusive it will be. Can it adapt?

What Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore Model Can Teach American Politicians

Ali Wyne | Posted 08.06.2015 | World
Ali Wyne

Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore model offers several lessons for the U.S. Most importantly, Republicans and Democrats should remember that America's perch in world affairs will be compromised if its leaders subordinate the advancement of the national interest to the waging of ideological battles.

In China, The Communist Party Rubber Hits The Capitalist Road

Nathan Gardels | Posted 08.07.2015 | World
Nathan Gardels

Decades into reform, this is finally where the Communist Party rubber hits the capitalist road and a restless public connected by social networks. The nemesis undoing its capacity to stem volatility and maintain stability through traditional hierarchical control is the democratization of information.

Singapore Challenges the Idea That Democracy Is the Best Form of Governance

Graham Allison | Posted 08.05.2015 | World
Graham Allison

Since most theories of governance hold that good performance requires Western-style democracy, Singapore's record over five decades presents a challenge.

Why Singapore Is the World's Most Successful Society

Kishore Mahbubani | Posted 08.04.2015 | World
Kishore Mahbubani

SINGAPORE -- Singapore is one of the best places to be born in and to live in. Quite amazingly, a society destined to fail in 1965 has become one of the world's greatest success stories.

Startup Insider: RISE Conference Recap -- Time For Asia To Think 'Global'

David Ongchoco | Posted 08.12.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

There was a lot of hype and buzz involved when Web Summit announced that they were holding their first ever event in Asia, the RISE Conference. Web Summit is the technology conference held in Dublin, Ireland. Web Summit has grown from 400 to over 22,000 attendees since it started back in 2011 but RISE Conference started out with a bang with over 5000 attendees from over 75 countries.

Why Singapore at 50 Is Like a Banyan Tree, a Bonsai and Nanotechnology

George Yeo | Posted 08.03.2015 | World
George Yeo

SINGAPORE -- Singapore is only what it is because it is diverse. There is one requirement to being Singaporean: a new citizen has to enlarge his heart and broaden his mind to embrace those who are different from him.

Thinking Slowly About Education in Singapore

Fernando Reimers | Posted 08.06.2015 | 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?