Tag: singapore

  • Jom & POFMA

    Jom & POFMA

    Jom Media has come under scrutiny following a POFMA order for three articles published in their segment, ‘Singapore This Week‘. They voiced concerns over the interpretation of the order, particularly in how it was applied to their content. One of the contentious points raised by Jom was regarding a statement in their publication. While conceding…

  • Long holiday

    Long holiday

    After a whirlwind of planning, re-planning around Shan‘s work, and, well, a bit of procrastination (who’s judging?), … We’re finally leaving for our extended holidays. Saying “See ya!” to Singapore for three months! This is the longest I’m stepping out of the sunny (yet overly warm) island in the last 7 years. Feels a bit…

  • Nature in an urban setting

    Nature in an urban setting

    I’m very fortunate to have a handful of new trees, some grass and public seating bookend the street I live in. One of my favourite times of the day to be out on my balcony is dusk, because when the sun starts setting and the hustle and bustle of the city subsides, a group of…

  • Kids and urban space

    Kids and urban space

    My local council recently bought a bunch of warehouses and turned them into a public park with a playground. What used to be a barren, semi-industrial area suddenly came alive with people and plants. Everyone visiting the park looked in surprise at the playground wondering the same thing: ‘Where have all of these kids been…

  • Tracking “recycled” shoes with Airtags

    Tracking “recycled” shoes with Airtags

    U.S. petrochemicals giant Dow Inc and the Singapore government said they were transforming old sneakers into playgrounds and running tracks. Reuters put that promise to the test by planting hidden trackers inside 11 pairs of donated shoes. Most got exported instead. […] t a rundown market on the Indonesian island of Batam, a small location…

  • Singapore’s prison system

    A documentary by CNA from last year. Looks like I never posted this on my blog. 4 parts.

  • Singapore’s war on drugs

  • NUTS


    […] But if there’s one thing I remember about Sim by, it’s his criticism of the Singaporean mindset. The No U-Turn Syndrome, or NUTS, was how Sim viewed how Singaporeans always required a rule base to get anything done. It’s referring to how in Singapore, u-turns are not allowed unless there’s a sign that allows…

  • Third Place

    I guess that’s one thing that I do miss in Singapore: informal places that are affordable (almost everything here costs money) and that are not shopping malls (exactly what he mentions in the video). Sure, there are bars, but they are usually expensive and atas, and not the place people go for an informal chitchat…