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Why Grace Fu not heeding PM’s call for a car-lite society?

Why Grace Fu not heeding PM’s call for a car-lite society?

In Jul this year at a community event in Ang Mo Kio, our good PM continued to call for a “car-lite” society in Singapore: [LINK] Said Mr Lee, who took a bike ride on the new 4km path which loops around AMK Ave 1, 3 and 8: “I think this is going to be a success and we will do this in other towns as well, so... 

Book review: Hard Choices

Book review: Hard Choices

The opening line of this book is as follows: “Singapore’s economic success masks some uncomfortable truths about life in this city-state.” The text is very neatly organised into three sections: I.    The Limits of Singapore Exceptionalism II.   Policy Alternatives for Post-Consensus Singapore III.  Governance and... 

Book review: Priest in Geylang

Book review: Priest in Geylang

Don’t judge a book by its cover! Priest in Geylang, The Untold Story of the Geylang Catholic Centre by Fr Guillaume Arotcarena is not a seedy novel about a Catholic priest in some religious establishment. It is a serious book told in a simple and at times, humorous manner. It is about the reappearance of civil society after... 

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