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?

Photo: Osamu Kaneko on flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/osamukaneko/

Living in Singapore’s material world

Election results show that material comfort trumps civil liberties and political participation.

Business as usual at Singapore Inc

Jennifer Frentasia on why we shouldn’t be surprised by Singapore’s 2015 election results.

Singapore slide

Is the PAP's landslide election victory a reverse for democracy?

Singapore swing

The People’s Action Party’s election victory is the optimal pendulum swing, argues Bridget Welsh.

Is Singapore's democracy coming out of the shadows? Photo by i.am.Leon on flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/kawattayakusoku/

Small steps towards democracy in Singapore

Friday's election will test ruling party's long-held grip on power.

It’s the crowd that counts in Singapore’s vote

Ordinary citizens set to mark their mark in this Friday's ballot.

Votes and visions of Singapore’s future

Will elections see the dawn of a robust multi-party system?

Hungry ghosts and Singapore’s elections

Bridget Welsh on how the past, present and future are haunting the 2015 vote.

Change is on its way in Singapore

Ahead of elections, Singapore's youth hunger for trust, transparency and new politics.

Supporters at a Workers' Party rally. Photo: Abdul Rahman/ Wikimedia commons.

Surveying Singapore’s snap elections

Short campaign to be shaped by opposition's woes, voters' dilemma and viral media.

Always the ballot bridesmaid: supporters of Singapore's Workers' Party at a rally. Photo by Abdul Rahman on flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/wp-2011-rallies/

Breaking the mould: Singapore elections 2015

Stale politics to get fresh in ballot defined by key battlegrounds, new contenders and old issues.

The double captivity of ‘Chinese privilege’

Masturah Alatas explores the contentious notion of "Chinese privilege" in Singapore

Singapore after Lee Kuan Yew

Will there be poetry or pragmatism now the CEO of Singapore Inc is gone?

Assess Lee Kuan Yew? Which one?

Michael Barr draws our attention to key issues in the Lee Kuan Yew era

Lee Kuan Yew’s political legacy – a matter of trust

Bridget Welsh reflects on the political legacy of Lee Kuan Yew.

Religion and atheism: the need for dialogue

The lack of engagement between religious and non-religious communities must be remedied

Detention without trial: Going beyond Coldstore?

Dr Poh Soo Kai provides a response to the High Commissioner of Singapore to Australia's latest rejoinder

Reply to Dr Poh Soo Kai’s rejoinder

Burhan Gafoor, the Singaporean High Commissioner to Australia, responds to another recent New Mandala post