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Unoriginal Content

The Diagnosis and Treatment of Anti-Semitism

Commentary I’m no great fan of President Donald Trump or Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and yet, I was taken aback by the now-infamous cartoon that appeared in The New York Times International Edition on April 25. It featured a […]


After Land Reclamation, What’s Next?

Singapore is a land scarce country with a land area of just 714 square kilometres, accommodating approximately 5.54 million inhabitants as of mid-2015. The city-state is the world’s third most densely populated country after Macau […]


Singapore is Heading to Space 

But it’s not what you think. It happened when I was watching this year’s new National Day music video. As the six-piece 53A band strummed away, singing “Tomorrow’s here today”, icons of nostalgia like a […]

Sky Greens

Can Vertical Farms Feed Singapore?

On July 8, a vertical farm was officially opened at the Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN) Centre for Adults by Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan Jin. Situated in Kembangan-Chai Chee […]

A Driverless Future

A Driverless Future in Singapore?

The tiny and compact city of Singapore is home to 5.54 million inhabitants, both citizens and foreigners. This figure is expected to rise by a third to 6.9 million over the next two decades, according […]


Marriage or Chastity?

In ancient China, widows who decided not to remarry were considered models of loyalty and chastity. At the same time, when it came to major life-changing events, the Chinese believed that it was heaven, not […]

The "Zeitfeld" (Time Field) clock installation by Klaus Rinke is seen at the entrance of the Suedpark, on March 29, in Dusseldorf Germany. Maja Hitij/Getty Images

Cultivating Passions

Commentary Despite what you may think, the opposite of love is not simply hate; the true polar opposite of loving something is to be completely indifferent to it—to simply not care at all. With hate, […]