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Singapore

The ending of The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye… and what it says about history-telling

An embodied response to Sonny Liew's graphic novel and what it reveals about history-telling.

An American in Singapore: Devin Smith on the story of Lim Bo Seng

A personal account of an American musician and videographer grappling with the historical biography of Singapore's Lim Bo Seng.

ASEAN: same, same not different

Why trade trumps tolerance in the regional bloc.

Tough year for human rights in Southeast Asia

2016 was not a good year for the region's civil liberties, writes Bridget Welsh.

Stubbornly separate

What an unusual community in Singapore says about people power.

Singapore PM throws Trump major ‘shade’

Hearty congratulations shines a prescient light on dark days for democracy in the US of A.

Confronting ‘Chinese privilege’ in Singapore

Can coming face-to-face with a complex issue ensure justice, equality, and racial harmony?

Farewell to a King

Michael Leadbetter reports on the funeral for the King of Cambodia & the passing of the King of Thailand & Lee Kuan Yew.

Graft games

How corruption fuels Southeast Asia's democratic deficit.

The ASEAN experiment

Nicholas Farrelly and Kishore Mahbubani on the organisation's past, present and future.

A tale of two elections

Max Grömping analyses the challenges to electoral integrity in Singapore and Myanmar.

Nightclubs and nepotism in Singapore

PM's son crashes the party, everyone else goes home.

Duckweed and the dilemma of Singapore’s opposition

Will more non-elected members of parliament bolster or hamper the country’s long-suffering opposition, ask Stefan Tan.

Living in sin in Singapore?

What the ban of shisha says about vice and morality in the island nation.

Spy planes and Singapore

Sino-US tensions increase amid Poseidon spy plane deployment in Singapore.

Democratic contraction in Southeast Asia

Bridget Welsh surveys the rise of a worrying trend in the region.

New Mandala’s 2015 in review (and Christmas dance)

Scandals, succession, secret payments and more; here are our top articles for the year, and some festive dancing.

Photo: yeowatzup on flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/yeowatzup/

Searching for Singapore’s soul

It's time to scrap 'faux' race categories.

Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam. Photo: Ernest Chua/ Today

The Tharman effect

Is Singapore ready for a non-Chinese leader?