Several weeks ago, an acquaintance invited me and my wife for a discussion. He wanted to sit down with us to talk about how we could ‘achieve financial freedom’. We had met him at a seminar we had attended in July, and we were all seeking ways to expand our income. Thinking it was a […]
Much of modern entertainment is a garbage fire. Many male characters are weak, wimpy and wishy-washy. They exist not as men in their own right, but simply to make the designed Strong Female Character look even more powerful when contrasted against their incompetence. Shounen protagonists inevitably run away screaming at the first signs of romance and emotional […]
The repeal of Section 377 in India has sparked a debate in Singapore over Section 377A of the Penal Code, which outlaws sex between men, even if it were mutually consensual. Leading the charge to repeal is Johnson Ong, who filed a constitutional challenge against Section 377A. Ong’s belief that abolishing S377A will put an end […]
I grew up on the Singapore Dream. Study hard, get good grades, go to a good school, get a good degree, get a good job. Be a doctor, lawyer, engineer, some high-status PMET with an enviable pay package and guaranteed Central Provident Fund contributions. Then, and only then, will you be successful. What they won’t […]
Is there discrimination against LGBT persons in Singapore? Activists and bloggers insist there is. Janelle Faye, a transgender Singaporean, arguesthere isn’t. I think the truth is somewhere down the middle. In recent history, the authorities have not launched sweeps targeting LGBT people. There are no laws punishing people for the crime of being non-heteronormative. Sex change […]
Creators and artists of all persuasions cannot count on gatekeepers. Many publishers and corporate sponsors do not have the creators’ interests in mind, only their own. That gives social justice warriors a vulnerability to exploit. Earlier this week, political interest groups used deceptively edited footage to assassinate Milo Yiannopoulis’ character. The edited clip showed Yiannopoulis […]
Imposing limits on freedom of speech to protect feelings will harm society.
The NAC have shown that they are bureaucrats without a sense of art.
As a small country, Singapore can only do so much to aid refugees. No amount of idealism can override Singapore’s limitations.
In light of TRS being shut down, what does the government mean by ‘light touch’?