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A PAP refresh, singles at fault for baby drought, majority favours same-sex unions and adoption, migrant workers up to no good, Gutzy muzzled, microplastics a rising bane, historian Carl Trocki dies, local board games make their move, and more.

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Zelensky chides China, Singapore’s far-right wrongs free speech, M Ravi disbarred, the anglophilic origins of Shangri-La, the Kennedy Centre pays tribute to dance legend Goh Soon Chan, and more.

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Dear reader, In “Singapore This Week”, we look at Pink Dot’s plea to Lawrence Wong; the sad story of MD Sharif Uddin, a Bangladeshi worker and writer forced to leave town; Siddharth Jagadeesh, Singapore’s youngest chess grandmaster; the graduating seniors from Yale-NUS College who expressed solidarity with Palestinians;...

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Pink Dot 2024 launch, a hero is forced from our shores, chess fever engulfs the nation, yet another Raffles statue, Exxon-Mobil pours water over troubled oil, Singapore in Cannes, and more.

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Dear reader, What a tragic week. Our thoughts are with those on that Singapore Airlines flight from London, as well as their loved ones who have had to live through the horror and uncertainty. In “Singapore This Week”, we look at another tragedy, this time just across the border—the...

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Malaysian in cop killings no connection to JI, election season in India with a mis-touch of Singapore, major archaeological discoveries in Kedah, exhibited works of winners of the 2023 Objectifs Documentary Award, PropertyGuru may go private again, and more.

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Dear reader, We have a new prime minister, Lawrence Wong! Cause for celebration for some, misery for others. In “Singapore This Week”, we discuss some internal dynamics of the ruling People’s Action Party, including two politicians who were overlooked for deputy prime minister: Chan Chun Sing, education minister, and...

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Lawrence Wong’s shiny new cabinet, MOH hauls up telemedicine services, marital decoupling made easier, dynamic pricing creeps into concert tickets, HDB makes a play in the property portal space and more.

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