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Global exposure open to local scholars

In “Expose S’pore scholars to foreign ideas, cultures” (Sept 24), the writer opines that local undergraduates are not as exposed (to foreign ideas, cultures) as our overseas...

Extend scheme to those with shorter mortgage periods

I read with interest the report “Cash-tight elderly looking to downsize to get help” (Sept 25) about the Staggered Downpayment Scheme for new public flats. This is a good...

Stop unnecessary hawker centre renovations

After two months of renovation, the hawker centre at Aljunied Crescent reopened last month. One stallholder said her rent was now S$1,400; it was S$1,000 pre-renovation.

Embrace ecology as the new luxury

Last weekend, as the jet set descended upon Singapore for Formula One and winds blew in the haze, a remarkable series of events were taking place internationally. First, the...

Hotels too expensive during F1?

I recently met some visitors who were here for the Formula One (F1) race, and they said they could only stay for the duration of the race days, as the hotels were charging too...

S’pore must balance the new with the familiar

I concur with Mr David Teh’s views on preserving places of heritage value that hold significant memories for Singaporeans. Progress is not measured merely by the pace of...

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