Keyword : History

  • ‘Cosmolanders’ and Singapore’s dual personality

    By: IPS Editor | Mar 08, 2019 | Hits: 1113

    In all its earlier incarnations, Singapore had functioned as a city of sorts. It was an emporium, a cosmopolis, a colonial port city, a crown colony and then a city within a larger Malaysian Federation. But it was a most unnatural nation. It did not have any of the ingredients needed to build national identity…..

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  • Moulding the Future of our Nation: The Role of the Humanities

    By: IPS Editor | Jul 06, 2018 | Hits: 11836

    Mrs Eugenia Lim, Principal, Mrs Shermaine Tang, Vice-Principal, Madam Ho Hui Ping, Vice-Principal, Teachers and Students. Thank you for inviting me to share my thoughts with you this morning. Tribute To Teachers It is a special pleasure to speak to 200 teachers.  A few years ago, the Ministry of Education published a small book of…..

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  • Singapore Airlines’ Relevance is More than An Economic Question

    By: admintest admintest | Jun 02, 2017 | Hits: 3037

    Singapore Airlines (SIA) recently announced a surprising fourth-quarter net loss, and pledged to review and transform its business. Much of the discussion following the news has centred on what SIA must do to reclaim its market share in a climate of increasing competition, and global political and economic volatility. If SIA’s current financial woes continue,…..

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  • Preserving Tangible Links to the Past

    By: admintest admintest | Apr 15, 2016 | Hits: 3428

    Stepping out of the ferry that docked at the St John’s Island pier, I was struck by the sharp contrast between past and present. Amidst the idyllic scene of swaying casuarina trees and a languid swimming lagoon were signs of the island’s dark past. Watchtowers, floodlights and barbed wire fences dotted the background, harking back…..

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