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Samantha Boh
Samantha Boh

As Covid-19 sends emissions plummeting, the world has glimpsed a cleaner future. But Southeast Asia’s developing countries seem stuck in a fossil-fuel past.

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As funds dry up in the post-Covid-19 future, there will be many losers. But there will be winners too. Step forward teleconferencing, logistics, e-commerce and food-delivery firms.

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Safety concerns have shaped Singapore’s attitude towards using nuclear power in its energy mix. But new developments are sparking a rethink, so what remains is for proponents to overcome public distrust.

Recycling bins around the city are a great idea, but people don’t know what they can put in them … or are they just too lazy to go downstairs and do it?

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In an effort to ‘decolonise’ its past, the Lion City has put a twist on its bicentennial ‘commemoration’ of Sir Stamford Raffles’ landing by celebrating neither date, nor man. It’s almost like he disappeared. Oh wait, he just did

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Hong Kong and the Lion City were early adopters of cashless payments, but now find themselves playing catch-up. In Singapore, a new QR code promises to spare its ministers from feeling like ‘country bumpkins’.