Monthly Archives: August 2012

Chilled conservatories in Gardens by the Bay

The warm consequences of air-conditioning

Last month, I paid a visit to the newest attraction in Singapore – Gardens by the Bay. Situated along the frontiers of the bustling central business district, Gardens by the Bay places two grand climate ‘conversatories’ amidst the urban heat island. The Sun was scorching hot. The cloudless sky and the concrete-laden ground didn’t help at all. […]

In Singapore, attitudes towards competition change

As any one who has emerged from the Singaporean education system would have been told, competition may be hard for the individual, but it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest and the greater good of the community. With foreigners moving onto Singapore’s shores to stimulate competition in local institutions, Singaporeans seem to […]