Dewey Sim

Dewey Sim is a journalist based in Singapore who covers politics, financial and defence news.
Dewey Sim
Dewey Sim is a journalist based in Singapore who covers politics, financial and defence news.

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Ghostbusting in Singapore: meet the father-son duo banishing demons for a price

Their company, Ghostbuster, has helped more than 1,000 people and its clients include teenagers and those in their 30s.

21 Jul 2019 - 10:09PM

Their company, Ghostbuster, has helped more than 1,000 people and its clients include teenagers and those in their 30s.

Ghostbusting in Singapore: meet the father-son duo banishing demons for a price
China’s embassy in Singapore slams ‘lies’ after US report of influence operations

US think tank report said Beijing uses propaganda to promote a ‘greater China’ narrative overseas, one that includes all people of Chinese descent, irrespective of nationality.

22 Jul 2019 - 8:49AM

US think tank report said Beijing uses propaganda to promote a ‘greater China’ narrative overseas, one that includes all people of Chinese descent, irrespective of nationality.

China’s embassy in Singapore slams ‘lies’ after US report of influence operations
In Singapore, Temasek’s results spark discussion of Chinese investments and Ho Ching

Even as it feels the sting of the US-China trade war, the state investment firm is staying true to its strategy of betting big on new trends.

21 Jul 2019 - 9:39AM

Even as it feels the sting of the US-China trade war, the state investment firm is staying true to its strategy of betting big on new trends.

In Singapore, Temasek’s results spark discussion of Chinese investments and Ho Ching
In Singapore’s Little India, love is just a shutter click away

When photographer K. Sajeev Lal started his eponymous studio in 2004, he never expected to find success with matchmaking photographs. Today, he has helped hundreds of migrant workers find a partner.

14 Jul 2019 - 10:03AM

When photographer K. Sajeev Lal started his eponymous studio in 2004, he never expected to find success with matchmaking photographs. Today, he has helped hundreds of migrant workers find a partner.

In Singapore’s Little India, love is just a shutter click away
Singapore economy: leaders ease recession fears as US-China trade war bites

Deputy prime minister Heng Swee Keat has underlined the island nation’s economic strength – but analysts say its crucial manufacturing sector, hit by the tariff tiff between Washington and Beijing, is likely to stay weak in 2019.

13 Jul 2019 - 10:35PM

Deputy prime minister Heng Swee Keat has underlined the island nation’s economic strength – but analysts say its crucial manufacturing sector, hit by the tariff tiff between Washington and Beijing, is likely to stay weak in 2019.

Singapore economy: leaders ease recession fears as US-China trade war bites
Singaporeans support Hong Kong protests against controversial extradition bill, survey shows

More than three quarters of 1,000 Singaporeans polled backed the demonstrations, which analysts say reflects close ties with Hong Kong even though the island nation is unlikely to follow suit with mass protests.

10 Jul 2019 - 11:42AM

More than three quarters of 1,000 Singaporeans polled backed the demonstrations, which analysts say reflects close ties with Hong Kong even though the island nation is unlikely to follow suit with mass protests.

Singaporeans support Hong Kong protests against controversial extradition bill, survey shows
Ex-Singapore finance chief Tharman Shanmugaratnam shortlisted for IMF top job, but will Europeans hand over the title?

The succession race for the global body’s top job began when Christine Lagarde was nominated as European Central Bank next chief, and Tharman Shanmugaratnam has made the shortlist to take over.

9 Jul 2019 - 10:44AM

The succession race for the global body’s top job began when Christine Lagarde was nominated as European Central Bank next chief, and Tharman Shanmugaratnam has made the shortlist to take over.

Ex-Singapore finance chief Tharman Shanmugaratnam shortlisted for IMF top job, but will Europeans hand over the title?
Veteran Singaporean newspaper editor PN Balji on press freedom, Lee Kuan Yew and the ‘sin’ of self-censorship

Balji, the former chief editor of the English language newspapers Today and The New Paper, launched a new book on Friday. He recalled several occasions when he thought his job was in danger, but he survived each time.

16 Jun 2019 - 9:51AM

Balji, the former chief editor of the English language newspapers Today and The New Paper, launched a new book on Friday. He recalled several occasions when he thought his job was in danger, but he survived each time.

Veteran Singaporean newspaper editor PN Balji on press freedom, Lee Kuan Yew and the ‘sin’ of self-censorship
‘I hope my son dies before me’: 44 years after US-Vietnam war, Agent Orange victims are treating brain damage with painkillers

The market for low-cost painkillers is ballooning as poverty-stricken victims of the US military’s toxic herbicide search for relief.

10 Jun 2019 - 9:54AM

The market for low-cost painkillers is ballooning as poverty-stricken victims of the US military’s toxic herbicide search for relief.

‘I hope my son dies before me’: 44 years after US-Vietnam war, Agent Orange victims are treating brain damage with painkillers
Vietnam war: 44 years on, birth defects from America’s Agent Orange are increasing

More than 40 years on from the Vietnam war, infants are being born with birth defects linked to Agent Orange, but US courts remain unsatisfied with evidence indicating a connection.

10 Jun 2019 - 9:52AM

More than 40 years on from the Vietnam war, infants are being born with birth defects linked to Agent Orange, but US courts remain unsatisfied with evidence indicating a connection.

Vietnam war: 44 years on, birth defects from America’s Agent Orange are increasing
Singapore moves to soothe row over PM Lee Hsien Loong’s Vietnam-Cambodia comments, denies sympathy for Khmer Rouge

Cambodian leader Hun Sen has accused the island nation’s leader of ‘supporting genocide’ for his remarks on Vietnam’s 1978 invasion of Cambodia to remove the regime, while Vietnam has also protested Lee’s words.

8 Jun 2019 - 1:42AM

Cambodian leader Hun Sen has accused the island nation’s leader of ‘supporting genocide’ for his remarks on Vietnam’s 1978 invasion of Cambodia to remove the regime, while Vietnam has also protested Lee’s words.

Singapore moves to soothe row over PM Lee Hsien Loong’s Vietnam-Cambodia comments, denies sympathy for Khmer Rouge
Hun Sen accuses Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong of ‘supporting genocide’ as war of words over Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge-era escalates

Vietnam’s actions to remove the Khmer Rouge regime from power in Cambodia in the late 1970s are still a source of division among Asean states.

7 Jun 2019 - 5:28PM

Vietnam’s actions to remove the Khmer Rouge regime from power in Cambodia in the late 1970s are still a source of division among Asean states.

Hun Sen accuses Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong of ‘supporting genocide’ as war of words over Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge-era escalates
Pink Dot: how Singapore’s LGBT movement became a ‘tangible force’ where others struggle to survive

Despite opposition, Singapore’s annual Pink Dot gay rally has not only managed to survive for more than a decade, its crowd numbers keep growing.

4 Jun 2019 - 3:09PM

Despite opposition, Singapore’s annual Pink Dot gay rally has not only managed to survive for more than a decade, its crowd numbers keep growing.

Pink Dot: how Singapore’s LGBT movement became a ‘tangible force’ where others struggle to survive
Li Huanwu, grandson of Singapore founding father Lee Kuan Yew, marries boyfriend Heng Yirui – and Chinese social media users cheer them on

“I believe my father would have been thrilled to know this,” Li’s dad Lee Hsien Yang said.

28 May 2019 - 5:41PM

“I believe my father would have been thrilled to know this,” Li’s dad Lee Hsien Yang said.

Li Huanwu, grandson of Singapore founding father Lee Kuan Yew, marries boyfriend Heng Yirui – and Chinese social media users cheer them on
Trump’s war on Huawei: time for Asia to panic? Don’t ask Google

The US tech behemoth’s plan to block Huawei devices from Android updates has retailers fearing they will be unable to shift their stock. But some users have put their fears on hold, saying they will wait out the US-China trade war.

24 May 2019 - 5:54PM

The US tech behemoth’s plan to block Huawei devices from Android updates has retailers fearing they will be unable to shift their stock. But some users have put their fears on hold, saying they will wait out the US-China trade war.

Trump’s war on Huawei: time for Asia to panic? Don’t ask Google
Islamic month of Ramadan fuels faith in distant places: how Muslims around Asia are breaking fast

Kaleidoscopes of the religion emerge from snapshots of Ramadan in three destinations – Singapore, Seoul and the southern Philippines.

13 May 2019 - 3:13PM

Kaleidoscopes of the religion emerge from snapshots of Ramadan in three destinations – Singapore, Seoul and the southern Philippines.

Islamic month of Ramadan fuels faith in distant places: how Muslims around Asia are breaking fast
Former Indonesian president Habibie hopes seafront flats in Batam mega city will lure Singapore’s cashed-up buyers

Meisterstadt Batam, meaning ‘master city’ in German, is the brainchild of former leader B.J. Habibie, who wants to transform this tiny corner of the Riau Archipelago and revive the island’s economy.

6 May 2019 - 9:54AM

Meisterstadt Batam, meaning ‘master city’ in German, is the brainchild of former leader B.J. Habibie, who wants to transform this tiny corner of the Riau Archipelago and revive the island’s economy.

Former Indonesian president Habibie hopes seafront flats in Batam mega city will lure Singapore’s cashed-up buyers
Singapore’s NUS forced to overhaul handling of sexual harassment cases after backlash over Monica Baey’s peeping Tom incident

NUS will set up a unit to support sexual assault victims, among other measures, after a student was filmed in the shower. Education Minister Ong Ye Kung earlier described the penalty for the offender as ‘manifestly inadequate’.

26 Apr 2019 - 5:59AM

NUS will set up a unit to support sexual assault victims, among other measures, after a student was filmed in the shower. Education Minister Ong Ye Kung earlier described the penalty for the offender as ‘manifestly inadequate’.

Singapore’s NUS forced to overhaul handling of sexual harassment cases after backlash over Monica Baey’s peeping Tom incident
Singapore student Monica Baey wants firm action from NUS after man who filmed her in hostel shower goes ‘scot-free’

After an investigation, police gave the male student a 12-month conditional warning and the university suspended him for a semester.

20 Apr 2019 - 7:26PM

After an investigation, police gave the male student a 12-month conditional warning and the university suspended him for a semester.

Singapore student Monica Baey wants firm action from NUS after man who filmed her in hostel shower goes ‘scot-free’
Singapore’s new Jewel Changi Airport isn’t just about planes. It has a 40m waterfall inside it

The gleaming, dome-shaped glass structure was designed by Israeli-Canadian architect Moshe Safdie, whose past works include Singapore’s famed Marina Bay Sands

16 Apr 2019 - 11:00AM

The gleaming, dome-shaped glass structure was designed by Israeli-Canadian architect Moshe Safdie, whose past works include Singapore’s famed Marina Bay Sands

Singapore’s new Jewel Changi Airport isn’t just about planes. It has a 40m waterfall inside it
Does Singapore’s kampung spirit hold key to living with dementia?

Just as it takes a village to raise a child, the city state hopes the whole community – and not just the government – can chip in to help take care of patients and their stressed carers

13 Apr 2019 - 2:40PM

Just as it takes a village to raise a child, the city state hopes the whole community – and not just the government – can chip in to help take care of patients and their stressed carers

Does Singapore’s kampung spirit hold key to living with dementia?
Going, going, gong: why is Lion dance dying in Singapore and Hong Kong, but roaring back to life in China?

Troupes in Hong Kong and the Lion City are struggling to attract young talent, due in part to tough training regimes and parents who prioritise education over arts and sport. So what’s mainland China’s secret?

10 Feb 2019 - 1:16PM

Troupes in Hong Kong and the Lion City are struggling to attract young talent, due in part to tough training regimes and parents who prioritise education over arts and sport. So what’s mainland China’s secret?

Going, going, gong: why is Lion dance dying in Singapore and Hong Kong, but roaring back to life in China?