Author Archives: Tingxi Tan

Reviewing marriage and parenthood policies

This issue has been discussed and reviewed so many times over the past few years: Singapore’s low fertility rate. Singapore’s current total fertility rate is at 1.20. It was recently announced by Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean that the … Continue reading

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Dense, small city can be clean and green

Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, at the Rio+20 summit that just recently ended in Rio de Janeiro, said the key to achieve a city that can be concurrently dense and green is to build upwards and to leave space for trees. The … Continue reading

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Activism? Re-looking the Vandalism laws: Law Minister K Shanmugam

The “sticker lady” sure knew how to make full use of her 15 minutes of fame. Well, not the best kind of fame, but she got a lot of people talking about her, her Art, street art in general and … Continue reading

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What is up with the “Woffles Wu Case”?

So the man sped and got his elderly employee to take the rap for two separate speeding occasions. It really just started off as a small matter but now, the government, including the Law Minister Shanmugam saying that this fine … Continue reading

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Issues concerning the self-imposed casino ban

A man under a self-imposed casino ban attempted to use his wife’s identity card to enter the casino at Resorts World Sentosa on the 4th of September 2011. A District Judge, who felt a deterrent sentence was necessary, initially sentenced … Continue reading

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Trainspotters club: is it all good?

Trainspotting as a hobby is catching on here in Singapore. A local club, SGTrains Trainspotters, has seen a double in its membership since January 2011. What exactly is this hobby? As the name suggests, trainspotting involves watching trains for long … Continue reading

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2 posts in 1: The Irony: Arresting a 25 year-old lady for Vandalism and the launch of a teen Talent Fund by the PA (PART 1)

This week, I picked out two issues that brought up much irony inSingapore’s system and attitudes towards art and expression for the creativity of various art forms. Post 1: Arrested for Vandalising Earlier this week, Police arrested a 25-year-old woman … Continue reading

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