Latest posts by Kirsten Han
"I insisted I wanted to know my rights and whether it was legal for them to do what they were doing. They would not let me speak to [my lawyer]."
"...migrant domestic workers in Singapore live and work under state regulations that place them squarely in the position of indentured slaves..."
Singapore's ruling party, which has been in power since 1959, clinched a landslide victory in the recent general election. Many were surprised by the results.
"What is the criteria for deciding if a work crosses unacceptable boundaries? Why shouldn't good art be commercially self-sustainable anyway?"
"How ironic is it that on the same day Singapore bans a song with gay marriage content, Ireland votes in favor of it?"
Singapore has remained aloof during the migrant crisis in Southeast Asia, saying that the island cannot accept refugees. But should the city-state do more?
Singapore's Speaker of Parliament Michael Palmer resigned after admitting to having an extramarital affair with another government official. The resignation came as a shock to Singapore setting the blogosphere abuzz with speculation.
About 171 Chinese bus drivers from SMRT – a major public transport provider in Singapore – went on strike to protest the salary discrepancy between Chinese and Malaysian bus drivers working for the company. A government official condemned the action as an 'illegal strike'
In an effort to include ordinary Singaporeans in the planning of the nation's future, the government has launched a “national conversation” that will last for about a year to gather people's views. Some residents have welcomed the initiative but others dismissed it as nothing more than a public relations endeavour
The bronze medal victory of Feng Tianwei, a Chinese-born athlete who represented Singapore in the 2012 London Olympics, has ignited debate whether the Singapore government should exert more effort to develop local talent instead of simply 'recruiting' from other countries.
Singapore's Law Society is in hot water on social media platforms after allegations were made that they had attempted to prevent human rights lawyer Madasamy Ravi from continuing to fight his cases in court.
Leaders of Singapore's biggest church have been arrested for alleged misuse of funds. The reported luxurious lifestyle of the church founder and his pop singer wife has sparked intense debate amongst critics and church members.
Singapore Press Holding's citizen journalism portal STOMP has found itself in an embarrassing position after it was discovered that a content producer had posed as an anonymous member of the public to submit false news to the site. Here are netizen reactions
A Singapore newspaper recently announced that it would be auctioning a Volkswagen car for charity. However, Singaporeans were enraged to find that the money raised would not go directly towards low-income families, but towards sponsoring 1-year subscriptions of the newspaper for them instead.
Singapore bloggers analyze the defeat of the ruling party in the Hougang Constituency by-election. They believe that it reflects the dissatisfaction of many voters over the leadership of the ruling party which has been in power since 1959
For many netizens in Singapore, the Hougang by-election next week is going to test the popularity of the ruling party. National issues like train breakdowns, wage gaps, and migration policies are expected to be discussed in the local campaigning.
The Singapore government is urging the online community to support the drafting of a Code of Conduct to regulate the usage of internet. But many netizens are not supportive of the proposal.
Once a symbol of pride and development, Singapore's Mass Rapid Transit trains now come with a warning: ride at your own risk. Four breakdowns and assorted delays over the past week have left many commuters stranded, late for work and exams. Netizens express this disappointment online
Following North Korea's reported failure to launch a rocket, a hashtag popped up on Twitter: #ifSingaporelaunchedarocket. Singaporean tweeples used the hashtag to write about their observations of Singaporean culture and foibles.
After a four-year campaign initiated by migrant worker NGOs, foreign domestic workers in Singapore will finally get a day off a week starting next year. But not everyone is happy about this new regulation.
Singapore netizens are criticizing an advertising recruitment campaign by a government ministry for using posters that label ex-offenders, victims of abuse, and people with disabilities as destroyed, ruined, abandoned, and hopeless. Critics say the posters perpetuate prejudice and discrimination.