The aspiration to build a democratic society in Singapore may have been enshrined in the Pledge but the meaning has been “hollowed out” over the decades since the country’s first-generation leaders wrote it, said Hong Kong Baptist University media professor Cherian George.
The government plans to introduce an estate redevelopment scheme for flats that reach about 70 years old, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Sunday (19 August). Delivering his National Day Rally speech at the Institute of Technical Education Central, Lee said the Voluntary Early Redevelopment Scheme
Singapore will nominate hawker culture for its second UNESCO inscription, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced on Sunday (19 August).
The father of a Singaporean footballer who has a two-year deal with English Premier League club Fulham said his son Benjamin Davis would serve National Service (NS), contrary to the impression of the Ministry of Defence (Mindef) on the matter. In a reply to queries from Yahoo News Singapore, Harvey
It has often been called “The Forgotten War” in the US. In the past few months, The Korean War has unexpectedly become the subject of global attention amid the flurry of summits and diplomatic activities involving several of the belligerents.
US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un held their historic summit in Singapore on Tuesday morning (12 June), in the first ever meeting between the heads of two states that are still technically at war with each other.
US President Donald Trump met Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for a private meeting at the Istana late Monday morning (11 June).
The Donald Trump-Kim Jong Un summit is less than a week away and many punters in Singapore seemed to have placed 4D bets inspired by the historical event on 12 June.
While US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are busy preparing for their eagerly anticipated summit in Singapore next Tuesday (12 June), local food and beverage establishments are doing their small part to promote peace by unveiling special promotions to commemorate the historical
Denuclearisation on the Korean peninsula? Lifting of trade sanctions against North Korea? Negotiating an end to the 1950-1953 Korean War? You can mimic the Donald Trump-Kim Jong-un summit in Singapore by discussing these geopolitical issues while savouring two “peace summit cocktails” specially created
There has been an average of one national service training-related death a year over the past two decades, Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said on Thursday (17 May).
A steely-looking US military officer scrutinised a group of visitors in the Joint Security Area (JSA) before warning them to obey instructions as they walked around the most heavily guarded border in the world.
The recent media spotlight on Operation Coldstore has shown that one of the darkest chapters in Singapore’s history remained a sensitive topic to broach more than 55 years after it took place.
The written submission by academic Thum Ping Tjin to a committee contained “serious allegations” about the late prime minister Lee Kuan Yew regarding Operation Coldstore, said Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam on Monday (2 April). In a post on his Facebook page, Shanmugam explained why he had
Facebook is concerned that Singapore appeared to be in “a rush” to introduce a law to combat fake news online, a senior executive of the social media giant told a parliamentary committee on Thursday (22 March).
Almost all national servicemen (NSFs) will undergo Basic Military Training (BMT) on Pulau Tekong upon enlistment, said Second Minister for Defence Ong Ye Kung on Friday (2 March).
The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) and the Singapore Police Force (SPF) will “monitor closely” the removal of all references to Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar at Escobar bistro, the authorities said in a joint statement on Friday (9 February).
A North Korean waitress in a navy blue dress was at the door to usher customers into a restaurant in Bangkok without a smile or a greeting of eoseo oseyo (welcome).
Halimah Yacob will assume “the most controversial presidency in the history of Singapore”, former presidential candidate Tan Cheng Bock said on Wednesday (13 September). Extending his congratulations to the President-elect, Tan said in a post on his Facebook page that people “feel muzzled and angry”
UPDATE: Bourbon Offshore chairman Farid Khan has issued a statement in response to Halimah Yacob being declared as Singapore’s next president. Second Chance Properties CEO Salleh Marican said on Wednesday (13 September) he hopes President-elect Halimah Yacob will “heal the wounds”, two days after he
The samurai sword that Japanese General Tomoyuki Yamashita was carrying when he surrendered to the Allies on 2 September 1945 will be on display at the Witness to War: Remembering 1942 exhibition in the National Museum of Singapore. On 2 September 1945, “Tiger of Malaya” General Tomoyuki Yamashita of