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Multimedia: Lukewarm Reactions for Singapore's Latest National Theme Song

Singapore getting ready for National Day on August 9 with trial runs of its fireworks and lights. (acdovier/Flickr)
Multimedia

For a song that's supposed to unite the nation and foster patriotic spirit, Singapore's 2012 National Day song has elicited a tepid response.

Photo of the Day: A Florist Lost in Thought in Singapore

A preoccupied garland florist in Singapore's vibrant
Multimedia

A preoccupied garland florist in Singapore's vibrant "Little India" on July 9, 2012. (calvinistguy/Flickr)

Asia Society Global Council Member Tommy Koh: Safe Water is a 'Human Right'

Clean drinking water from rainwater harvesting tank in Tilonia, India. (Barefoot Photographers of Tilonia/Flickr)
Policy

700 million people in Asia don't have access to safe drinking water. In a Straits Times op-ed, Singapore's Ambassador-at-Large Tommy Koh proposes solutions for a looming crisis.

For Lessons in Governance, Could Tidy Singapore Look to New York?

View from Marina Bay in southeastern Singapore. (Freimut/Flickr)
Policy

Singaporeans should be encouraged to get involved, and quickly, in the decisions that affect their everyday lives, argues Andrew Billo.

Photo of the Day: Master Noodle Chef at Work

A noodle chef diligently working at his craft in Singapore on March 29, 2012. (Jon Siegel/Flickr)
Multimedia

A noodle chef working diligently at his craft.

Top Tweets About Singapore's Mega Church Scandal

Singapore pop star Sun in her 2007
Multimedia

The founder of Singapore mega church City Harvest embezzles SG$50 million for his wife's music career, and many locals vent their disgust via Twitter.

5 Things You Should Know About Asia's Millionaires

The 'Millionaire Fair' in Shanghai. (Ricky Jiang/Flickr)
Lifestyle

As their numbers rise, Asia’s millionaires will increasingly influence the marketplace, not only on private jet sales, but also the price of everything from gasoline to wine to the property in your neighborhood, writes Avery Booker.

Photos: Singapore's Samantha Lo Sticks it to the Man

Samantha Lo, 25, was arrested for posting stickers like this one around Singapore. (Samantha Lo/skl0.tumblr.com)
Multimedia

Samantha Lo, a 25-year-old Singaporean graphic artist, was arrested for posting stickers on crosswalk buttons. We take a look at some of her work.

Brokered Marriages: Matchmaking or Exploitation?

A screenshot from J&N Viet-Bride's website showcases couples who met through the Singapore-based matchmaking service. (jnvietbride.com.sg)
Policy

The movement of migrant brides throughout Asia is controlled by a network of agents whose motives are more driven by profits than the welfare of the people they profess to help, writes Andrew Billo.

Five Things US Schools Can Learn From the Rest of the World

Students in Shanghai have seen vast improvements in their education system. (Flickr/Kyle Taylor)
Education

We now know that a number of other countries — primarily Asian nations — have gotten a lot better at education than the U.S. What are the lessons for U.S. schools?