Singapore This Week

Singapore This Week is one of Jom’s paid products. It is meant to be your end-of-week catchup. We will decide on the most important stories that week–from arts to politics and tech–and we will offer you Jom’s opinionated view on them. We’re hoping you’ll occasionally (often?) disagree with us.

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Spoils of Budget 2024, more Singaporeans getting serious on dating apps, embracing death and celebrating life through living funerals, Ubisoft launches Singapore game mired in controversy, Singapore International Festival of Arts, more budget allocation to tech development, and more. 

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The use of Singapore’s reserves according to the prime minister, are Singaporeans being priced out of owning land, putting on one’s game face to deal with cyberbullying, crimes of passion on Valentine’s Day, kids discovering the arts, and more. 

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Goh Chok Tong’s son in trouble, SG youth anxious about in-person meetings, a look at Chinese mythology longmen in the year of the dragon, what d/Deaf Singaporeans think about Coldplay’s attempts at inclusivity and access, making non-compete clauses more reasonable, and more.

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PSP’s Tan Cheng Bock ‘open’ to running in next GE, threat of AI-generated deepfake porn, 50th anniversary of the Laju Incident, Singapore Repertory Theatre becomes the Singapore Theatre Company, national AI strategy gets a boost from industry giants, and more.

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White supremacy in Singapore, fewer teenage pregnancies, preserving our heritage trades, spotlighting new writing in theatre, leaping into green tech, and more.

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Iswaran charged with multiple offences, a very important panda heads home, commuters cry foul over SimplyGo transition, Malayan revolutionary Che’ Dat Bin Anjang Abdullah dies at 101, M1 Singapore Fringe Festival opens, Shein investigation could scupper IPO, and more.

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