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Driving License. Done.

My family and friends have bugged me for the longest time to learn driving. And so I decided to get it done. Probably 10 years late if you ask them, especially my wife. I finally

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Our Wedding at Salt Grill & Sky Bar

A wedding is a life changing milestone and also a heck lot of work. It would be a pity if the entire process was not documented and recorded. My wife Alyssa and I went through

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First Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, 1923-2015

Lee Kuan Yew’s analytical prowess and leadership skills

Lee Kuan Yew's passing and the subsequent week of national mourning caused many Singaporeans to revisit the achievements of one of the most important figures in Singapore's history. Lee's absence will be felt but more

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Singapore wants more cyclists but the conditions are not right at the moment.

Making Cycling a Viable Commuting Option in Singapore

[caption id="attachment_5495" align="aligncenter" width="615"] Singapore wants more cyclists but the conditions are not right at the moment.[/caption] Most developed and crowded cities are trying to encourage cycling as a mode of transport so as to

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Winds carry smoke from hotspots in Sumatra to Malaysia and Singapore.

Haze 2013: Situation and Solutions

[caption id="attachment_5318" align="aligncenter" width="615"] Winds carry smoke from hotspots in Sumatra to Malaysia and Singapore.[/caption] Fires from the Sumatran islands have affected both Singapore and Malaysia as dry winds are carrying smoke towards the east.

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MDA's announcement creates an online storm.

Singapore’s Tweaked Online Licenses Show Naivety

[caption id="attachment_5235" align="aligncenter" width="615"] MDA's announcement creates an online storm.[/caption] The Media Development Authority announced new guidelines that will require additional licensing for current affairs orientated sites with a large Singapore viewership. I think it

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The focus should be on usage and not ownership.

Rethink Taxes on Motor Vehicles in Singapore

[caption id="attachment_5195" align="aligncenter" width="615"] The focus should be on usage and not ownership.[/caption] LTA's evaluation of a change in ERP system this week peaked my interest. They are looking move from a single charge entry

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Snippets: 16 May 2013

Singapore’s ideological prisoners, geography of hate, Iron Man 3 VFX

[caption id="attachment_5030" align="aligncenter" width="615"] Snippets: 16 May 2013[/caption] The question of inequality and economic growth has taken a long and twisted path. Will Singapore drop the Reagan-Thatcher revolution? Twitter is a great platform but it

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Snippets: 13 May 2013

Singapore’s defence, U.S. cyberwar strategies, save money on tech

[caption id="attachment_5006" align="aligncenter" width="615"] Snippets: 13 May 2013[/caption] Singapore has enjoyed 45 years of National Service and is looking forward to celebrate 48 years of sovereignty  Are there signs that Singaporeans are beginning to take security for granted?

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Where you will roam in your years as an Economics undergraduate.

Reflections: Majoring in Economics at NUS

[caption id="attachment_4937" align="aligncenter" width="615"] Where you will roam in your years as an Economics undergraduate.[/caption] I stepped out of the exam hall two days back amidst cheers from my fellow course mates. For almost all us, this

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Snippets: 9 May 2013

Singapore’s 4G performance, a father’s decision, gaming – then and now

[caption id="attachment_4905" align="aligncenter" width="615"] Snippets: 9 May 2013[/caption] Have a look at the 4G performance of each of Singapore's telecommunications providers before making the leap and sacrificing 9-10GB of monthly data. There are some events

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How the West perceives the rise of Asia.

Addressing Concerns on the Rise of Asia

[caption id="attachment_4893" align="aligncenter" width="615"] How the West perceives the rise of Asia.[/caption] Asia's rise to prominence in the past two decades has yielded a flurry of discussions by economists, international relations scholars and even historians.

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Snippets: 27 April 2013

Conviction politicians, Galaxy S4 display shootout, war on terror affects women and children

[caption id="attachment_4810" align="aligncenter" width="615"] Snippets: 27 April 2013[/caption] What does former Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and the recently passed Margaret Thatcher have in common? Conviction. Lots of it. The Samsung Galaxy S4 may

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Snippets: 11 April 2013

Singapore’s baby campaigns, Microsoft hauls Google to EC, perspectives of rape in India

[caption id="attachment_4536" align="aligncenter" width="615"] Snippets: 11 April 2013[/caption] Singapore wants more babies, but is it doing it right? Microsoft hauls Google to the European Commission together with 14 other companies for antitrust concerns which is somewhat familiar for the

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Integration: Real solutions for immigration concerns.

Integrating Immigrants into the Singapore Society

[caption id="attachment_4515" align="aligncenter" width="615"] Integration: Real solutions for immigration concerns.[/caption] In the heart of the population debate lies the issue of immigration. Immigrants provide essential support for Singapore's economy to lean on. With a growing population,

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Snippets: 4 April 2013

Asia in a balance, tablet GPU faceoff, cancer research gets data boost

[caption id="attachment_4438" align="aligncenter" width="615"] Snippets: 4 April 2013[/caption] Asia might be the continent that grabs all the headlines in 2013. China Sea island disputes have been compounded by a heated Korean border. It is not

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Parliament sessions should not begin knowing that the result is already sealed.

Time to Drop the Party Whip

[caption id="attachment_4406" align="aligncenter" width="615"] Parliament sessions should not begin knowing that the result is already sealed.[/caption] The past few years have seen Singapore head towards a slightly different political direction. The dominance of the incumbent

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Snippets: 20 March 2013

Windows 7 SP 1 enforced, Syrian crisis for kids, how much money for happiness?

[caption id="attachment_4199" align="aligncenter" width="615"] Snippets: 20 March 2013[/caption] Microsoft is sick of users who cannot be bothered to update their PCs, so Windows 7 Service Pack 1 will be downloaded and installed automatically starting today.

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Snippets: 12 March 2013

North Korea’s intentions, HTC One review, Age of Empires 2 rebooted

[caption id="attachment_4088" align="aligncenter" width="615"] Snippets: 12 March 2013[/caption] North Korea is making a lot of noise but what message is it trying to send? The HTC One undergoes reviews and surprise surprise, it's 2012 all

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Multiple viewpoints all right and wrong at the same time.

Keeping a Free Press Honest

[caption id="attachment_4070" align="aligncenter" width="615"] Multiple viewpoints all right and wrong at the same time.[/caption] I have been fascinated with mass media for the past eight years or so. Mass media is such an important facet of life

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Snippets: 9 March 2013

Oldest man at 340,000 years, 10 free online diagnostic tools, Singapore’s super rich

[caption id="attachment_4056" align="aligncenter" width="615"] Snippets: 9 March 2013[/caption] We used to think that the world's first humans were between 60,000 to 140,000 years old. You can double that figure now. Think your computer might be

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