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Sense of belonging lacking among the young

Sense of belonging lacking among the young

By Seah Chiang Nee from The Star [This article was first published on 8 August 2009] FOR a few hours tomorrow, central Singapore will be turned into a fairyland of flashing lights and fireworks, and ringing to patriotic songs. It’s the nation’s 44th National Day. The centrepiece parade will comprise thousands of costumed... 

A people united by apathy and ruled by fear

A people united by apathy and ruled by fear

From our Correspondent A decade ago, national flags were hung by more than half the households in Singapore in the weeks leading to 9 August to celebrate the country’s independence. There was a prevasive fear in the community that they will be ‘punished’ by the government if they do not express their “patriotism”... 

A reflection on the vagaries of human existence

A reflection on the vagaries of human existence

By Dr Albert Lin, Guest Columnist A classmate of mine was diagnosed with stomach cancer recently. He had been complaining of epigastric pain and discomfort for a few weeks which he initially brushed off as a bout of acute gastritis as a result of his infrequent meals. When the pain becomes worse and protracted, a OGD (oesophago-gastro-duodenoscope)... 



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