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Climate Change This Week: Undersea Deforestation, Churches Divest, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.21.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, July 20 2014 How unusu...

3 Children's Books Banned In Singapore Over Gay Storylines

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 07.13.2014 | Gay Voices

The National Library Board (NLB) in Singapore is standing by its decision to permanently remove from its shelves three children's books featuring plot...

What Can Singapore and Poland Teach America?

Alain Elkann | Posted 06.30.2014 | World
Alain Elkann

The editor of The Economist argues that "things have to change if you want to serve the poor with a better education, better health care, better welfare. Go to Singapore," he says, "and you will get all those public services with higher quality at a fraction of the cost. Today we know so much more about relative school performance. America has a much worse school rating than Sweden, Poland or Singapore."

Refusing To Be Silenced, Thousands Come Out For Singapore's LGBT Rights Rally

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.28.2014 | Gay Voices

In the days leading up to the sixth annual Pink Dot rally in Singapore, a firestorm of controversy erupted in the island nation as some religious lead...

A Generation Plants the Trees in Whose Shade Another Generation Rests

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 06.24.2014 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

Despite the sound public finances, robust economic growth and low unemployment over the past decade, Singapore has not successfully tackled the growing problems that have the potential to tear apart its social fabric.

Religious Residents Urged To Protest City's Gay Pride By Wearing White

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2014 | Gay Voices

SINGAPORE, June 23 (Reuters) - Some Christians have joined Muslims in Singapore urging followers to wear white this weekend in protest at the sixth ...

The World's Ten Best Hotel Pools

Hopper.com | Posted 06.20.2014 | Travel
Hopper.com

Whether you prefer drifting in heated pools among ice-flecked mountain peaks or looking out over the Pacific from the tropical beaches of Tahiti, this selection of 10 jaw-dropping swimming pools will have something for you.

Japan to China: Let's Talk Regional Peace, but Meanwhile We Will Arm Our Neighbors

T. Dean Reed | Posted 06.09.2014 | World
T. Dean Reed

With world leaders, east and west, voicing their concerns to China, it may well be Japan's strengthening of its neighbors, such as the Philippines, Vietnam and Indonesia, that will give China pause.

Interesting Foods to Try in Singapore

Viator | Posted 06.03.2014 | Travel
Viator

Singapore is undeniably one of the world's best foodie destinations, thanks in part to is blend of cultural influences that have created the ultimate fusion cuisine experience.

Is Singapore the Perfect Country for Our Times?

Andrés Martinez | Posted 07.23.2014 | World
Andrés Martinez

Even now, at the height of its success, Singapore doesn't get much love (as opposed to grudging respect) from the legions of foreigners who avail themselves of its First World amenities. It's almost obligatory for Westerners visiting or residing in Singapore to complain about the "sterility" of the place, and joke about the carefully manicured boulevards and the pristine shopping malls, contrasting Singapore unflatteringly to the grittier authenticity and "character" of nearby Cambodia and Vietnam. It's indeed easy to mock Singapore if you haven't lived in a poor country, and it's a form of colonial prejudice to begrudge Singaporeans their lack of Third World "charm." We prefer our tropics to be exotically chaotic, thank you -- not tidier and more efficient than the Swiss. And Singapore's system is highly responsive to its citizenry's needs and desires, without being terribly democratic.

Education Reform Has Failed; Here Are Four Lessons From Abroad to Make It Succeed

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 07.22.2014 | Education
Shayna A. Pitre

No Child Left Behind, "school choice," "recovery school districts," and Common Core are what the United States has done to solve the education "crisis." Mind you, the "crisis" is that the United States is not number one in education.

Singapore Braces For Worst 'Haze' Season

Reuters | Posted 07.21.2014 | Green

By Rujun Shen SINGAPORE, May 21 (Reuters) - Singapore is approaching its yearly "haze" season, when smoke from forest clearing in Ind...

Change-Readiness: How Nimble Are You?

Lutfey Siddiqi | Posted 07.01.2014 | Business
Lutfey Siddiqi

What makes one country better prepared for change than another?

Singapore City: What to Do and Where to Eat in This World Class Food and Shopping Center

Claire Gallam | Posted 06.28.2014 | Travel
Claire Gallam

Whether you're extending your business trip or visiting for a vacation, here's a weekend itinerary that will show you why Singapore is such a vibrant and exciting place to visit (and eat!)

Rethink. Reinvent. Revolutionize: Reflections on Singapore's Leadership with 21st Century School Reformation

Carol J. Carter | Posted 06.25.2014 | Education
Carol J. Carter

If Singapore could transform itself in one generation from a modest seafaring conduit to a city which leads the world in education, finance, architecture, clean water, and a host of other criteria, the U.S. can rise up and become a global educational powerhouse once again.

Pristine Singapore (PHOTOS)

Alison Teal | Posted 06.25.2014 | Travel
Alison Teal

It's like seeing a future vision of New York, London and Los Angeles all in one city -- but with a lot more English spoken.

Singapore Gets Scary in 23:59: Hour of the Wolf Movie Review -- Special Edition

Dan Persons | Posted 06.24.2014 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

I figured this would be a good time to experiment with doing stand-alone review segments featuring films that maybe didn't get the attention they deserved upon release, or that fall into genres that HotWolf host Jim Freund doesn't want to feature on his show, such as horror.

For the Man Who Jumped Into the Sea to Save a Dying Whale

Sourav Roy | Posted 06.21.2014 | Green
Sourav Roy

Michael's jump into the Sea of Cortez to save Valentina was symbolic of his frustration at the current situation that these majestic animals face, his way of appealing to all of us to do our bit and speak up for the whales to our appropriate agencies and governments.

5 Overhyped Tourist Destinations

Shermans Travel | Posted 06.16.2014 | Travel
Shermans Travel

Whether it's a packed cruise ship unloading throngs of boisterous passengers, or a mob of thirty college students tearing through town, an excess of tourists can make a destination go from in-demand to insufferable, just like that. Consider avoiding these played-out locales and shift your attention to nearby spots that are lesser-known, and more worthy of the term "vacation."

Howard Fineman

Obama The Pacific Islander Looks To The Ocean Of The 21st Century

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

SINGAPORE -- If you look at President Barack Obama from the perspective of this wealthy island city-state, you appreciate his demographic breakthrough...

Ha-Joon Chang: Economics Is A Political Argument

The WorldPost | Seung-yoon Lee | Posted 05.08.2014 | World

Ha-Joon Chang teaches economics at Cambridge University. He is the author of “23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism.” His new book, “Ec...

Anthony Chen Cracks Singapore's Arthouse Market

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.04.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The cinematic landscape in Chen's native Singapore, he says, is something of a vacuum, dominated by genre films: "Nine out of 10 films are either slapstick or horror or comedy -- and the industry in Singapore only produces 10 to 15 films a year," the London-based Chen says.

Want A Strikingly New Web Site That You Develop Yourself?

Bill_Robinson | Posted 06.03.2014 | Technology
Bill_Robinson

Enter Strikingly. This online website development platform/app makes the excruciating headache of creating your new website easy and most importantly, fun.

The World's Top 10 Airport Hotels With Stunning Runway Views

HotelsCombined.com | Posted 06.01.2014 | Travel
HotelsCombined.com

In the last few years, airport hotels have evolved from being an unavoidable stopover to luxurious, must-visit retreats.

19 Places In Southeast Asia That Will Actually Change Your Life

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 03.22.2014 | Travel

If the flocks of postgrad travelers in elephant print pants haven't told you already, Southeast Asia is having what we like to call "a moment." It...