Category: Singapore

Singapore: Helicopter parent autocracy

“Drive Safely. Think of your loved ones.” I had been in the taxi for three minutes, and already there was no doubt where I was.  Where else could I find an exhortation to safe driving …

Singapore: Geopolitical Utopia

Singapore December 28, 2007 (Updated January 2010, December 2016.) ‘Geopolitical Utopia’ is not my description of Singapore; it’s the name of a symphony in honor of the country by a Russian composer Vladimir Martynov. This symphony …
Breaking News from Singapore

Breaking News from Singapore

Singapore, December 21, 2007 “racking Singapore politics is like observing a shiny new washing machine at work. You may marvel momentarily at its smooth silent operation, its reliability and its cleansing power, but staring at …