For growth, move forward

For years, I worked hard to improve my writing and mastered the skill of news creation. Despite this being a solo effort, I am satisfied with what I have achieved with States Times Review. Dropping it all and letting it sink into the sea of history is not a waste. This is growth. Living in […]

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Ignorance is not a virtue

I was born in a society where I often hear “ignorance is bliss”. In Singapore, I hear the same phrase from the teachers when I was young all the way to adulthood at work. This statement is thrown at me when I started asking “too many” questions. Hold on, is there such a thing as […]

Emigrated out of Singapore by accident: Best decision ever

I have never thought about leaving Singapore to live elsewhere in the world, until I was forced to make the move in 2015. It was the time when The Real Singapore writers were persecuted, and I believed at that time, I would be prosecuted with false charges by the Singapore police. I applied for an […]

The overpowered individual in each era

In every era of each society, there is always a few outstanding achievers who surpassed the norms of their time. What always interest me is never the feat they achieved, but the prior built they trained in. Take for example Alexander the Great, the Mercedonia legend who conquered countless king and nations was personally taught […]

Vladimir Putin just injected the new Russian vaccine into his daughter

President Vladimir Putin yesterday declared a vaccine for the coronavirus and even declared that he injected the new vaccine – named “Sputnik V” – into one of his two daughters. Sputnik means satellite in Russian While you can be skeptical about claims from Russia or China, I take his words. Unlike Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin […]

“National Day” celebration is childish

Watched a youtube video of Singaporeans waving their national flags to military vehicles parading in their neighbourhood, and I find such behaviour… childish. In my use of the description “childish”, it is in a sense like how I watch a child happily play pretend with a stuffed bear. I am not put off, and neither […]

Pro-China? Anti-China? Neither

Compared to the rest of the world, Australians are at the forefront of defending democracy and human rights. A recent publicly-funded university ran into a controversy after it deleted a tweet of an academic, resulting in many Aussies criticising the move as a curtail of freedom and being pliant to China. A quick summary over […]

This is how COVID-19 reporting should be done

Numbers and statistics are usually abused to promote an agenda, regardless if the person did it knowingly or not. Everyone is biased, and most are just ignorant people who doesn’t know where their bias lies or self-righteous ones striving to maintain balance. Above is a screenshot of NSW 9 News stating the number of confirmed […]

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I have decided not to write any more articles for Singapore, but it is still a good long year before this site closes. Well, I paid a hefty amount in time and resources for the site creation so I might as well make good use of it. The July 10 election marked the end of […]

A certain death called status quo

Result: PAP remained in power in 2020 However there is a certain death, called the status quo. The moment any society tries to maintain status quo, it is as good as dead. Progress comes only after the death of people and systems, as written in history. The collapse of the PAP did not come in […]

States Times Review to shut down on Polling Day

States Times Review will shut down tomorrow on Polling Day. I have done enough for Singapore and it is up to Singaporeans to decide their own future from here on. Whatever the result is, I like the fact that I did all I could to affect the outcome, than be a person who did nothing […]

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For growth, move forward

For years, I worked hard to improve my writing and mastered the skill of news creation. Despite this being a solo effort, I am...

救うの重さ

Ignorance is not a virtue

I was born in a society where I often hear "ignorance is bliss". In Singapore, I hear the same phrase from the teachers when...