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'S'pore must welcome visitors, or risk lowering world standing'

Singaporeans must welcome visitors or risk lowering their standing in the eyes of the world, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in a strongly-worded Facebook post on Saturday.

THE PIONEER CLUB

Lena Lim on the day the Govt advised her to see a lawyer

In Part Two of The Pioneer Club interview, Select Books founder Lena Lim talks about publishing books that major publishers would not take up, and how she became founding president of the Association of...

THE PIONEER CLUB

Lena Lim on not wanting Select to be 'just another bookshop'

As a school girl in the 1950s, Lena Lim read Jane Austen and learnt about British colonial history. When she graduated, a job in the library of then-University of Malaya led her to discover the works of...

Transport source of most angst

Amidst frequent train breakdowns and fare increases, Singaporeans have fingered transport as the Government’s “worst failure” since 2011. 

Social shifts get thumbs up: ST Poll

As the Government prepares its agenda for the second half of its term, The Straits Times presents a survey of over 500 Singaporeans, to get a sense of how Singaporeans think of key issues since the 2011...

News and Features

Apr 19, 2014 12:23 PM

'S'pore must welcome visitors, or risk lowering world standing'

Singaporeans must welcome visitors or risk lowering their standing in the eyes of the world, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in a strongly-worded Facebook post on Saturday.

Apr 19, 2014 10:03 AM

Checks and balances top factor in choice of MP

When asked to rate the importance of different factors when choosing an MP, the need for checks and balances emerged as the most important.

Apr 19, 2014 06:00 AM

Transport source of most angst

Amidst frequent train breakdowns and fare increases, Singaporeans have fingered transport as the Government’s “worst failure” since 2011. 

Apr 19, 2014 06:00 AM

One in four think PSLE is not necessary

One in four Singaporeans think the country can do without the Primary Six Leaving Examination (PSLE), a high-stakes assessment for 12-year-olds.

Apr 19, 2014 06:00 AM

Housing gets biggest cheer from S’poreans

Singaporeans think the Government has done well on the housing front, judging by a Straits Times poll of over 500 Singaporeans in March.

Supperclub

From librarian to book seller

For 28 years, Mrs Lena Lim ran a bookshop that is renowned for its focus: Its shelves were lined with books about South-east Asia, and written by scholars and writers from the region.

Lena Lim on the day the Govt advised her to see a lawyer

In Part Two of The Pioneer Club interview, Select Books founder Lena Lim talks about publishing books that major publishers would not take up, and how she became founding president of the Association of Women for Action and Research. 

 

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