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News Singapore » History: Bicentennial a chance to tell warts-and-all history of Singapore

News channel or source: http://www.straitstimes.com/opinion/bicentennial-a-chance-to-tell-warts-and-all-history-of-spore
Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

As Singapore prepares to mark 200 years after the arrival of Stamford Raffles - what is dubbed the bicentennial - there is an opportunity to reflect on important issues, ranging from immigration to how history is told. Consider the dark, bronze statue of ...

News Singapore » History: Singapore experiments with smart government

News channel or source: https://www.ft.com/content/b1b239a2-ff54-11e7-9650-9c0ad2d7c5b5
Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

Singapore has a reputation as a free-trading entrepôt, beloved of buccaneering Brexiters. But the island state also boasts a long history of state interventionism in the economy, on which rightwing ideological purists are less keen. In spite of such ...

News Singapore » History: History makers: The day Singapore left Malaysia's World Cup dream in tatters

News channel or source: https://www.fourfourtwo.com/my/features/history-makers-day-singapore-left-malaysias-world-cup-dream-tatters
Publication date: uesday 16 January 2018

Forget the most recent World Cup qualifier between these rivals in 2011, the biggest game ever between Malaysia and Singapore took place all the way back on March 6, 1977, as senior columnist John Duerden recalls... It was another World Cup qualifying ...

News Singapore » History: Exhibit A(rt): Art from the Streets

News channel or source: https://www.timeout.com/singapore/art/art-science-museum-art-from-the-streets-magda-danysz
Publication date: Saturday 20 January 2018

And this in art history is a first. Artwork: Banksy. Photo: Ian Cox. What do you think about the urban scene in Singapore? At first, everyone was trying to tell me there's only a very small scene, which I couldn't believe because street art is everywhere.

News Singapore » History: Singapore falls to Japan

News channel or source: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/singapore-falls-to-japan
Publication date: Friday 14 February 2014

Singapore, the “Gibraltar of the East” and a strategic British stronghold, falls to Japanese forces. An island city and the capital of the Straits Settlement of the Malay Peninsula, Singapore had been a British colony since the 19th century. In July ...

News Singapore » History: Navy ship collisions prompt rare criminal charges

News channel or source: https://wtop.com/asia/2018/01/navy-ship-collisions-prompt-rare-criminal-charges/
Publication date: Wednesday 17 January 2018

McCain steers towards Changi naval base in Singapore following a collision with the merchant ... experts struggled Wednesday to identify other naval accidents in recent history that triggered such a serious criminal charge, and couldn’t point to a ...

News Singapore » History: ONE Championship to broadcast live fights on Twitter

News channel or source: https://sports.abs-cbn.com/onechampionship/news/2018/01/18/one-championship-broadcast-live-fights-twitter-36286
Publication date: Wednesday 17 January 2018

Exciting Asian MMA action is coming to Twitter! 18 January 2018 – Singapore: The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), recently announced a collaboration with Twitter to live stream ONE Championship bouts on ...

News Singapore » History: Singapore's hotel boom: Why now is the time to visit

News channel or source: http://www.cnn.com/travel/article/singapore-hotel-deals/index.html
Publication date: Wednesday 20 December 2017

(CNN) — Singapore's illustrious hotel history may have started with Raffles, but it took many decades for another new hotel -- the Marina Bay Sands in 2010 -- to capture travelers' popular imagination in the same way. Since then, the hotel scene in ...

News Singapore » History: ‘Fake news’ crutch used by SE Asian leaders to control media, critics charge

News channel or source: http://www.politicususa.com/2018/01/22/fake-news-crutch-used-se-asian-leaders-control-media-critics-charge.html
Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

MANILA/BANGKOK (Reuters) – Governments across Southeast Asia have a history of using laws and the judiciary to ... launched a website to counter “fake news”. The government of Singapore, where curbs on free speech have often been criticized by ...

News Singapore » History: Is Singapore's history in our future?

News channel or source: http://www.asiaone.com/singapore/singapores-history-our-future
Publication date: Sunday 01 February 2015

Six years ago, while in secondary school, Ms Toh Yan Ling chose not to study history because she disliked the dry routine of memorising cold hard facts. "History is in the past and dead," said Ms Toh, now 19 and a final-year polytechnic student, recalling ...