• Filipino band UP DHARMA DOWN reacts to Singapore’s LETICIA BONGNINO
    Filipino band UP DHARMA DOWN reacts to Singapore’s LETICIA BONGNINO

    Recently, the Singapore Tourism Board engaged a popular indie Filipino band, Up Dharma Down to travel to Singapore to search for inspiration for their latest single, “All the Good Things”. The result is this spiffy music video featuring Singapore’s cityscape: The song has attracted much hype online, both in the Philippines and in Singapore. Beyond

  • Singapore ruling party for first time faces election fight for every seat
    Singapore ruling party for first time faces election fight for every seat

    Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's ruling People's Action Party will face a fight from opposition candidates in all 89 parliamentary seats for the first time since independence 50 years ago, nominations showed on Tuesday. Singapore goes to the polls on Sept. 11, more than a year before a deadline for the next election, with the government seen riding the feel-good factor of the wealthy city-state's 50th birthday last month amid slowing economic growth. The PAP, co-founded by the Prime Minister's father, the late Lee Kuan Yew, has ruled Singapore since six years before independence in 1965.

  • Singapore opposition eyes bigger role as election campaign starts
    Singapore opposition eyes bigger role as election campaign starts

    Campaigning for Singapore's September 11 election began Tuesday, with a resurgent opposition seeking a greater political role as voters chafe at immigration and high living costs. The People's Action Party, founded by independence leader Lee Kuan Yew who died in March and led by his son, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, has ruled for over half a century and is certain to retain power. It is the first time since 1963 that all parliamentary seats -- now totalling 89 -- are being contested.