CPF and Housing: A Complicated Union

The Central Provident Fund (CPF) has come under scrutiny in recent months. Former Minister for Manpower Tan Chuan-Jin attempted to allay fears about retirement adequacy by unveiling a bright path for young Singaporeans. According to him, a polytechnic graduate with a monthly salary of $2,200 until age 65 can purchase a four-room flat and still receive 60-70% of pre-retirement income in his/her golden years. However, … Continue reading CPF and Housing: A Complicated Union

The Lee Kuan Yew Foundation

“Can we get the successive generations to understand that we built this edifice, that this is a 100-storey building built on an extremely narrow foundation, but piled deep and structured in such a way that the winds won’t blow it down.” – Lee Kuan Yew Lee Kuan Yew was a giant revered for his brilliant mind, shrewd political instinct, and fearless candor. In the week … Continue reading The Lee Kuan Yew Foundation

Call for Opinions

Phillip Jeyaratnam is famous for his short stories, but his biggest contribution to local literature could actually be a lesser-known essay. In Tiger City – or how Singaporean writers can earn their stripes, he analysed why it was that Singaporean fiction often seemed clinical. Then he suggested solutions: he signposted a few promising directions to pursue, arguing that meandering, reminiscing, and lingering would lead to … Continue reading Call for Opinions