Category Singapore

The Flipside of Community Service

So we come to the astonishing and unnerving conclusion that even community service proves to be a double-edged sword. After all, how can we expect to really do “good” to society, in a world where a tree’s death gives a mushroom life; where one man’s junk gives another man bread?


Amy Cheong and racial relations in Singapore

Amy Cheong, an assistant director who oversaw the service department at NTUC, has been relieved of her position. It was just hours after she had made some insensitive remarks deemed ‘racist’ by a flurry of online comments. I think that there are two points of contention here: firstly, the fact that Amy Cheong’s actions may reflect a […]