FiTree’s First Green Iftar

It was barely a couple of weeks ago when I first heard about FiTree and their plans to organise a couple of Green Iftars during the month of Ramadan  — on the 15th and 27th July 2013. “OH YES!!! Finally, more Singapore Muslims are actively thinking and doing their bit for the environment.” Green Iftars […]

Shout-out to folks on the hazy concrete island.

Hello fellow countrymen and women, As of about an hour ago, the PSI has hit 152 – the highest level since 2006. While I understand this is a concern to many on the island, here are my two cents worth on the issue:- 1) Please quit living in a bubble and come to terms with […]

Nuclear energy development in Southeast Asia: Implications for Singapore

Civil nuclear energy policy in Southeast Asia has seen sharp swings recently. Prior to the Fukushima tsunami and nuclear crisis in March 2011, several ASEAN member states had been actively pursuing nuclear energy. Fukushima compelled some to re-evaluate their plans. Thailand delayed the construction of its first nuclear power plant. In the Philippines, it became […]

Bookworm Mode

I’m usually a slow reader, but there’s something about the National Library of Australia that just keeps me going. Maybe it’s their awesome collection of books, where you can stumble upon some really fascinating finds. Or maybe it’s the super conducive reading environment, which includes an alfresco cafe view that overlooks the lake. Or maybe […]

Is the (sea)grass really greener on the other side?

Marine biologist Siti M. Yaacub gave a talk about sea grasses at the National Geographic Store at VivoCity, Singapore, on 10th December 2011. I was completely taken aback both by the current vibrancy of seagrass life along some of the coasts of Singapore and also the massive decline in the number and size of areas […]

When?

“Only when the last tree has been cut down, Only when the last river has been poisoned, Only when the last fish has been caught, Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.” — Cree Indian Prophecy — When will all this happen? Given the rate that we are consuming the limited resources […]

Watch out! Here comes 2011.

So I woke up on Christmas morning and got a call from a friend who told me to flip to page 8 and 9 of the day’s Berita Harian (Singapore’s Malay-language Newspaper… no, not the Malaysian version). So there I was, slated as one of the 50 Malay/Muslim individuals that would likely to be playing […]