Insight Down South


Insight Down South

Top performers on the decline?

Many Singaporean students feel that what they have learned when young – like how to solve problems – gets unlearned when they grow up.

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Is public assault civil or criminal?

Police in Singapore are ready to arrest peaceful protesters – but not someone who beat up a member of the public.

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Targeting online bullies

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is trying to tame the untameable cyberspace.

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It’s great to be a businessman in S'pore today

Quality or meritocracy do not always win the day, and often success is dictated by how much money one has.

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Not ready for the University of Hard Knocks

In Singapore, leaders who shine academically are finding it tough coping with real life crisis.

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Life in the world's most expensive city

SINGAPOREANS will likely huddle around their TV sets in June to watch World Cup soccer – but only if they pay, once again, a fee higher than anyone else on earth.

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A sweetener for the Pioneer Generation

Recently announced healthcare measures could be targeting senior votes, which are badly needed to offset declining support from young Singaporeans.

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Singapore’s housing boom may be declining

As measures to discourage speculation and curb loans kick in, prices and sales fall.

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Singaporeans wonder: ‘Why now?’

With no official explanation on either side about the diplomatic row with Indonesia, speculation continues to mount.

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Singapore's wealth bubble may pop

The city-state has attracted foreign wealth, but economists warn of trouble if tycoons were to pull out in the future.

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The young and the restless

Youths are starting to stir and could, in the long term, change society, politics and the way Singaporeans do things.

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Migrant labour pains for Singapore

DESPITE improved government efforts, Singapore and its people are still paying a heavy price for having too many migrant workers.