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3 Local Political Plays to Watch This Season

3 Local Political Plays to Watch This Season

This election season is arguably the hottest one yet, and unsurprisingly, almost everyone wants to weigh in on it. Social media is rife with posts on rallies, campaign tactics and citizens’ hopes for Singapore, with some pieces more well-articulated than others. In the spirit of being politically involved, The Ridge has put together a list...

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A Ballot Box’s Soliloquy

A Ballot Box’s Soliloquy

They say your vote is secret. That, according to my knowledge, is true. Not even I can see your votes churning away inside me, much like how you can’t see how your heart beats physically. Occasionally a glimpse of light shines inside the otherwise dark interior of mine, but no eye can peer into the...

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What It’s Like to Be a First-Time Voter

What It’s Like to Be a First-Time Voter

With Polling Day commencing in less than 24 hours, The Ridge‘s News Desk Editor Velda Wong spoke to some of her NUS peers to find out how they feel about casting their votes for the very first time in Singapore:     “It’s very exciting. I don’t really know what to expect coming out of the elections...

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NUS cohort as ‘historically privileged’: Dr Ng Eng Hen

NUS cohort as ‘historically privileged’: Dr Ng Eng Hen

On 20 August, Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen addressed an audience of NUS students as “historically privileged” for being able to witness both Singapore’s SG50 and SG100. During the Kent Ridge Ministerial Forum, the minister touched on several issues, ranging from the role of civil society in Singapore’s politics, and its position in...