I RECENTLY had the opportunity to once again visit the Lion City and confer with the Prime Minister, the Minister for Defence and Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew. My visit was part of the fifth annual Shangri-La Defence Conference, which also afforded the opportunity to meet many other defence ministers from around Asia. As always, […]

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Singapore Chief Justice's Address

There are also opportunities in the offshore sector for young lawyers. This sector provides young Singapore lawyers who have an international outlook with the opportunity to practise law in a global environment, as law associates and later as partners in global law firms based in Singapore and other financial centres of the world. Those who […]

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Wong Kar-Wai

SCMP Sunday, May 22, 2005 Private eyes By Vivienne Chow and David Watkins Director Wong Kar-wai. Photo: K.Y. Cheng. THE MASTER OF light and shade he may be – but he’s the master of shades, too. Wong Kar-wai never steps into the public arena without his prescription sunglasses, refusing to take them off even when […]

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The Four Noble Truths

Shortly after his Awakening, the Buddha delivered his first sermon, in which he laid out the essential framework upon which all his later teachings were based. This framework consists of the Four Noble Truths, four fundamental principles of nature (Dhamma) that emerged from the Buddha’s radically honest and penetrating assessment of the human condition. He […]

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Green Rage

While there were reports recently about road rage across the Causeway, I also want to alert Singaporean golfers about ‘green’ rage on the golf course. Last week, my wife and I went to a golf resort in Johor hoping to have a nice golf getaway. What happened on the green made us think twice about […]

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