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Singapore hands corrupt Keppel executives "stern warnings" for bribery scheme, Checkpoint Theatre's 2023 season opens with play exploring race and masculinity, 60th anniversary of Operation Coldstore, and more.

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Dear reader, Happy year of the rabbit! Among the celebrity rabbits around are Michael Jordan, Angelina Jolie, Indranee Rajah and Jamus Lim. I’m not sure what exactly characterises “rabbits” because the internet is flooded with definitions. Here’s one from our self-proclaimed, “credible, trustworthy” source, The Straits Times (ST)...

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Pandemic fakery among anti-vaxxers, rent-a-date picks up, Life Theatre Awards' nominees, Zilingo's fall from grace, and more.

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Dear reader, What does it mean to be a Singaporean abroad? How can we touch others overseas through our lives and work? And how might we be changed, how can we grow, through that process? These questions have been on my mind after a recent trip to Siem Reap, Cambodia,...

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Far from the temples, four Singaporeans touch the lives of Cambodians and others in Siem Reap. Through their work they demonstrate to others the diversity and benevolence of Singaporeans, and offer those at home much to think about.

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New anti-discrimination law for workplace excludes coverage of sexual orientation and gender identity, younger generation unlikely to experience rise in social status, the origins of Lunar New Year snacks, and more.

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Dear reader, It’s Charmaine here, bidding hello this week. 2023 still feels like it’s in the future, yet here we are, already in the middle of January. I’m writing this on a wintry afternoon in Berlin, my second home. It might seem like a bit of an...

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Government spending millions on advertising, SPH Media Trust fudged circulation rates, finding work after leaving prison, Huayi Chinese Festival of Arts, Grab's growing Asia domination, and more.

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Dear reader, Happy New Year! Your favourite Singaporean weekly is back. And since you’ve missed us, we’re sending you an extra e-mail today. (I’m sorry!! We had a little glitch forty-five minutes ago. Read this one.) Anyhow, we hope you had a cheerful, restorative break with your...

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Covid heroes, a more inclusive sex education syllabus post-S377A repeal, Singapore Art Week, Creative Technologies founder dies, and more.

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