USS Theodore Roosevelt

Wielding America’s Big Stick In International Waters

IF YOU enjoy aggressive rollercoaster rides, you will be hooked on the takeoff and landing procedures on an aircraft carrier. About two hours after taking off from Paya Lebar Airbase,...
Volkswagen Touareg

Touareg Offers Too Much Too Soon?

IN ANTICIPATION of what's to come, we often find ourselves getting ahead of ourselves. And it usually comes at a cost. With all this talk about autonomous cars on the...

3 Key Commitments Of The Dalai Lama

THE wisdom and peace-loving ways of the Dalai Lama have developed a strong following globally. His recent tour of the US brought him to Alabama, during Human Rights Week,...
Aging Population

The Struggle To Balance Aging Population Policies

SINGAPORE recently saw the launch of its first inter-generational playground and childcare centre within a nursing home, the St Joseph’s Home in Jurong West. It offers a chance for the elderly...

Insuring Against Future Road Mishaps?

WOULD the right training and some insurance buy-in help bring down road fatalities? That rather horrifying video of the Mercedes-Benz going against traffic on the Ayer Rajah Expressway and leaving...
Jewel Changi

Hardware In Step With Software?

THERE seems to be no escaping the sparkle of Jewel Changi Airport in social media and on other media platforms. An architectural attraction, the mixed use facility is another feather...
Jurong Lake

Risks And Returns Of Nation Building

 AFTER Singapore’s first Cabinet was installed in Singapore in 1959, Minister of Finance Goh Keng Swee quickly sought to convert the swampy marshes of Jurong into industrial use. It was an...

It Tastes Like Rojak!

THE Singapore Sling was conceived in 1915. It provided a reason for ships to dock and bags to be unloaded at the Raffles Hotel. More than a century after its...

Who Really Wants Automation?

In this time of disruption and enhanced automation, we are facing opportunities, and an astounding array of challenges. What will Artificial Intelligence and autonomous robotics do for, or to,...
road safety

Who Owns The Roads?

THE TRAGIC road death of a four-year old in Bukit Batok Central recently spawned a lot of reaction about the usefulness of Singapore’s overhead bridges and jaywalking. It is unavoidable that...