Tag Archives: Singapore

Not just another grandfather story

This was the article I was referring to in class. Yesterday’s Straits Times just seemed to have a more-than-usual number of ¬†articles related to the elderly (or maybe it’s true that you start noticing things more often when you’re keeping … Continue reading

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There is madness in Singapore’s method

Published in TES magazine on 31 August, 2012 | By: Joy Hetherington Singapore, the uber-ambitious city state on the bottom of the Malaysian peninsula, has found itself the focus of Michael Gove’s attention this summer as he sings the praises … Continue reading

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Education: “Work hard, Memorize and Test well”?

We All Have a Lot to Learn Singapore’s students do brilliantly in math and science tests. American kids test much worse but do better in the real world. Why? By Fareed Zakaria Newsweek, Jan 9 2006 issue Last week India … Continue reading

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Surprised, anyone?

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The HPB saga – homophobia in Singapore

So last week, I decided to informally survey my GP classes on THAT controversial issue that placed our Health Promotion Board (HPB) undere the spotlight recently. Question: “How many of you think that same-sex marriage should be legalized in Singapore?” … Continue reading

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Singapore’s Press Freedom (or lack thereof)

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Singapore the unaffordable city?

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