• Debate rages over color of dress photographed in rare light
    Debate rages over color of dress photographed in rare light

    It's the dress that's beating the Internet black and blue. Or should that be gold and white?

  • Lee Kuan Yew's condition has 'improved slightly': PMO
    Lee Kuan Yew's condition has 'improved slightly': PMO

    Mr Lee Kuan Yew is in stable condition and doctors at Singapore General Hospital (SGH) are monitoring him closely, said Minister for Communication and Information Yaacob Ibrahim in a Facebook post on Friday night.

  • COMMENT: Singapore needs to look beyond the 'swamp to skyscrapers' narrative
    COMMENT: Singapore needs to look beyond the 'swamp to skyscrapers' narrative

    It makes sense that we’re doing this on a massive scale during Singapore’s Jubilee year, but there’s one myth that really, really needs to be busted: the narrative of “fishing village to sparkling metropolis”. A recent BBC article framed Singapore’s growth as “swamp to skyscrapers” – a narrative most Singaporeans are familiar with by now. Colonised by the British in the early 1800s, Singapore was a major hub of entrepôt trade. In fact, the British were only the latest – and most remembered – to have carried out significant activities in Singapore.