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This Is Art Stage Singapore 2015

VernissageTV | Posted 01.22.2015 | Arts
VernissageTV

For the fifth time, Art Stage Singapore takes place at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore. The art fair is known for its special focus on Southeast Asian art scenes.

Zen and the Art of Mobile Photography

Grryo | Posted 01.20.2015 | Arts
Grryo

Written and photographed by Scott Woodward I believe that photography is the most accessible and democratic form of artistic expression. The ubi...

The Economist Pulls Charlie Hebdo Cartoon From Southeast Asia Edition

Reuters | Posted 01.16.2015 | Media

LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - The Economist has removed a picture showing the cover of Charlie Hebdo, which features a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad,...

From Student to Teacher: The Rise of Singapore Education

David Scott Clegg | Posted 01.14.2015 | Education
David Scott Clegg

How did they do it? How did an island nation of five million people become one of the elite education systems on the planet? What is their secret, their special formula? What is the Singapore story?

Population Boom and the Economic Impact in a New Year

Kevin Price | Posted 12.31.2014 | World
Kevin Price

The reality is, countries are not poor because of how many people they have, they are poor because of economic policies.

The World's Five Most Famous Hotels

Vic O'Sullivan | Posted 12.15.2014 | Travel
Vic O'Sullivan

Every city has the one hotel whose fortunes have run parallel to the local economy and history. The owners and operators of these hotels are merely curators as the properties pass through decades and centuries of hospitality.

Free the Singapore Media and Let the People Go

CHEE Soon Juan | Posted 12.11.2014 | Politics
CHEE Soon Juan

The Singaporean state-controlled media shield the ruling class from being responsive to the needs and aspirations of the common people. They have put reason and intellectualism to sleep and, as a result, stymied development.

The Reason I Loved English Class Is the Reason My Students Hate It

Karen Zainal | Posted 12.11.2014 | Education
Karen Zainal

I currently teach Math. But I don't have a single student who likes their English class, and it makes me wonder why. I loved it because I happened to be an obnoxious little linguaphile. The way English classes are (often) run would surely turn off any kid who isn't one.

This Is What Happens When You Order Ridiculously Cheap Clothing From Singapore

Lindsay Ferrier | Posted 12.09.2014 | Style
Lindsay Ferrier

The bottom line is that the next time I have a hankering for cheap clothing at rock bottom prices, I'll hit up Forever 21. My daughter, however, has added another item to her Christmas list: MORE CLOTHES FROM SINGAPORE!

Banks Behaving Badly: Are You Funding Cluster Bombs?

Amy Little | Posted 01.26.2015 | Business
Amy Little

This week campaigners against cluster munitions are pressing for answers on why any financial institution or bank would choose to be associated with the production of this banned weapon. PAX, a member of the international Cluster Munition Coalition, has released a report revealing the financial institutions backing companies involved in production of cluster munitions.

Clara Chen: Stay Ahead of the Culture by Creating It

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 01.17.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Fresh from the success of her previous startup, there's no stopping the millennial entrepreneur Clara Chen to conquer the next challenge - being the CEO of the influencer marketing and content management platform in Asia Pacific, Influr.

Viral Video on Man on His Knees Reflects Modern Life in Asia

Andrew Lam | Posted 01.17.2015 | Impact
Andrew Lam

The video is unsettling: A Vietnamese tourist on his knees begging a Chinese storeowner in Singapore for his money back after trying to purchase an iPhone 6. Within minutes the video goes viral, capturing headlines across Asia.

Without Freedom There Is No Free Trade

CHEE Soon Juan | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics
CHEE Soon Juan

If we are going to ensure that trade remains sustainable, then we must strive to make trade pacts beneficial for all -- from the lowliest worker to the mightiest CEO. For this to happen, free trade agreements cannot continue to ignore human rights.

This Inspiring Film Reminds Us Of The Value Of A Kind Gesture

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.29.2014 | Good News

Even the simplest act of kindness can motivate others to pay it forward. In the short film above from Viddsee, entitled, "Ripple," a little girl p...

This Is The Top Country To Visit In 2015

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.21.2014 | Travel

Singapore has clinched the number one spot on Lonely Planet’s list of the top 10 countries to visit in 2015. Praised for its multicultural diver...

Let Singapore's Apologists Do Their Homework

Jim Sleeper | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

his controversy is not, as they've charged, about my or anyone's "partisan" quarrel with Yale in New Haven. It's about the chilling effects of Singapore's abysmal lack of basic freedoms upon liberal education, including at Yale in New Haven.

David vs Goliath- the Incredible Story of a Fearless Asian Activist

Sourav Roy | Posted 11.28.2014 | World
Sourav Roy

Singapore meant a new life and in turn new ways of life. For the first time, David experienced a multicultural, multiracial and multireligious society, peacefully coexisting with each other. It was in Singapore that David observed, as a teenager, that minorities were at par with everybody else.

Dear Jim Sleeper, Not Everything Is About Yale

Kirsten Han | Posted 11.30.2014 | Media
Kirsten Han

Although he has spent many, many words on Singapore, Jim Sleeper doesn't appear to care a fig about the country and its residents. He isn't upset about oppression in Singapore because oppression is bad in and of itself. He's upset about oppression in Singapore because it makes the institution at which he teaches look bad.

The Limits of Ideology: Lessons from Singapore

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 11.28.2014 | World
Margaret Heffernan

Next year will see the 50th anniversary of the creating of Singapore, widely hailed as one of the most successful of the Asian tigers. In that short space of time, the tiny nation state has grown into one of the world's largest financial cities.

Get Free International Stopovers on These Airlines

Hopper.com | Posted 11.23.2014 | Travel
Hopper.com

For adventurous travelers, a free trip to an exotic city is a mouthwatering prospect. Stopovers -- connections between flights of more than 24 hours -- provide a sneaky way to do just that, giving travelers two holidays for the price of one.

Indonesia Reform, Please

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 11.11.2014 | World
Steve H. Hanke

The Indonesian stock market has just hit a record high on the hope that the incoming President, Joko Widodo, will push through economic reforms. But, what path should he follow?

The Best Economies In The World

24/7 Wall St. | Robert Serenbetz and Thomas C. Frohlich | Posted 09.06.2014 | Business

After sliding for four consecutive years, the United States moved up two places for the second year in a row in the World Economic Forum’s competiti...

Can China's New Development Bank Succeed?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.26.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

If China will publicly stress the importance of good governance as an essential component of making the development process work, the AIIB has a chance of being successful, and may work well in generating significantly more financial resources for the region.

Staycation With Exotic Suspense Fiction

Terry Kelhawk | Posted 10.19.2014 | Books
Terry Kelhawk

Numerous thrillers and suspense writings titillate us by hopping from country to country -- a la James Bond. But let's take a look at some successful examples of exotic suspense written by people who live where they write -- natives or expats.

Climate Change This Week: Stormy Constipation, Solar Utility Comeback, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.16.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.