Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Sub-Thesis

Singapore, 29 April 2011 For astute observers who read the details of the conditions for the Robert O’Neill scholarship, the other significant component of the award is writing a 7,000-8,000 word research paper written in the style of a journal … Continue reading

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Singapore’s Election: Nomination Day

Singapore, 28 April 2011 Yesterday in Singapore was ‘Nomination Day’ – a day when the slate of candidates for the 7 May General Election is decided. When people first started talking to me about Singapore’s upcoming election, to be completely … Continue reading

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Singapore’s Election: For People. For Nation. For Future

The cream of the crop of the opposition’s social media campaining, courtesy of The Worker’s Party:

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A month passes

Singapore, 25 April 2011 Singapore is a land of myths and half-truths. When I first arrived, I was bombarded with comments such as:

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Singapore’s Election: Please Vote for Sarah Pei Ling

Singapore, 20 April 2011 Yesterday at around 16.00 Singaporean President S. R. Nathan announced that parliament was dissolved and a general election would be held within three months. With nomination day fixed for 27 April, this paves the way for … Continue reading

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Singapore’s Election: Lift-Politics

Singapore, 15 April 2011 With Singapore’s general elections looming, there has been much talk of how the 2011 election will be the most significant since 1963 for the Lee Hsien Loong-led People’s Action Party (PAP). One of the more unusual … Continue reading

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The IISS-Asia Office

Singapore, 12 April 2011 Walking into Republic Plaza at Raffles Place on the first day was a daunting experience. The office is on the 53rd floor of one of the many steel and glass fabricated skyscrapers that protrude out of … Continue reading

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Welcome to the City of Merlions

Singapore, 1 April 2011 As this is my first entry in the series I will try to hook readers by beginning with the story of my first night in the City of Merlions. Due to my misplaced belief that I … Continue reading

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