Singapore is a prosperous place with an education system that serves its brightest students exceptionally well. It is also a socially immobile and deeply unequal state. That’s not Gove’s vision for the UK, is it?
People in MMA circles are familiar with Eddie NG, a promising young fighter from the North East with a 3-1 professional record, but he is not yet a household name in the UK. Mixed martial arts has undergone an explosion in recent years and Ng is just one of hundreds of young men who aspire [...]
Singapore is renowned for its draconian drug laws which stipulate a mandatory custodial sentence for even the most trivial of transgressions. Aspects of this policy have been condemned by Amnesty International but the government would argue that the ends justify the means, with the South East Asian city state boasting one of the lowest instances [...]
If we are talking about corners of foreign fields being forever English then this week you can look no further than south-east Asia where 37.5% of teams participating in the AFF Suzuki Cup, the biennial tournament for the region, are led by Englishmen.
As the F1 cars sped around the Marina Bay Circuit at the Singapore Grand Prix recently, viewers the world over may have noticed a new addition to the City’s skyline: Marina Bay Sands (picture right). It consists of three incongruently curved and offset 55-storey tablets bedecked by a “SkyPark” – longer than the Eiffel Tower [...]
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