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TL;DR: WEEK OF 23 SEPTEMBER

MON: HELL HATH NO FURY LIKE AN ENVIRONMENTALIST SCORNED “This is all wrong” exclaimed Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg at the UN climate summit. Thunberg was on a panel with other climate activists to encourage countries to meet the goals of the Paris…

DIALOGUE AND DISSENT, OR CONSENT AND COMPLIANCE? 

What happened? The past week saw two consecutive events that exemplify Singapore’s social control measures.  Yale-NUS College (YNC), the first liberal arts college in Singapore, was due to have a week-long programme for freshmen, titled ‘Dialogue and Dissent’, led by Singaporean playwright, Alfian Sa’at.…

WHAT’S YOUR A-GENDER, HASBRO INC.?

Do You Want to Play a Game?  Hasbro, Inc. is introducing the first-ever game in the Monopoly franchise that celebrates women trailblazers with Ms. Monopoly, reads a statement released by Hasbro, company of card game Monopoly. Ms. Monopoly, the “first game where women make…

HAZY SKIES AS OLD ISSUES RESURFACE

What Happened? For the first time since 2016, air quality in Singapore hit unhealthy levels on Saturday (14 September) as the 24-hour Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) went beyond 100. This came on the back of a rise in the number of hotspots in Indonesia…

TL;DR: WEEK OF 9 SEPTEMBER

MON: INDIA DISPOSING OF DISPOSABLE PLASTICS At a UN climate meet, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for the world to follow in India’s footsteps in phasing out disposable plastics. India is set to ban six single-use plastic products, which includes plastic bags, cups,…

TYPHOON FAXAI PUMMELS JAPAN

In Preparation August was marked by numerous typhoons, from Typhoon Lekima that hit the Philippines to Typhoon Lingling in South Korea. As September rolled in, meteorological centres were kept on high alert as Typhoon Faxai developed and headed towards Japan. Experts had accurately predicted…