• 2 December, 2015

    Many nations face the challenge of promoting social inclusion and economic opportunity. Patterns of housing development impact the distribution of life changes and prospects for greater social equity. Co-organized by the Brookings Institution, Washington University in St. Louis, Duke University … Continue reading

  • 25 November, 2015

    The programme of the 15th Malaysia-Singapore Forum is available here. The Forum takes place on Monday and Tuesday, 7th and 8th December. Email fastxr@nus.edu.sg to register.

  • 24 November, 2015

    DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 29 JANUARY 2016! Textual Landscapes of Singapore SRN Literary Challenge 2016 Be it a familiar sight or a hidden gem of the urban unseen, an iconic place, space or neighbourhood, an architectural marvel, a uniquely Singaporean site … Continue reading

  • 16 November, 2015

    The recently launched book Food, Foodways and Foodscapes is an anthropology of essays by nine academics, namely Prof Lily Kong (former faculty, Geography Dept.), Prof Vineeta Sinha (Sociology Dept.), Prof Chua Beng Huat  (Sociology Dept.), Lai Ah Eng, A/P Harvey Neo (Geography Dept.), Jean Duruz, A/P Kevin Low (Sociology Dept.), Adeline … Continue reading

  • 11 November, 2015

    Since Changi Airport opened in 1981, Singapore’s air traffic has grown at an astounding rate: passenger numbers have quintupled and airfreight tonnage has risen by a factor of ten. At the seminar ‘The Airport and The Territory’, organized by Cities … Continue reading

  • 31 October, 2015

    In his recent book titled Quest for Political Power, Associate Professor Bilveer Singh (Department of Political Science) examines the Malayan Communist Party (MCP)’s quest for political power in Singapore in the midst of a raging Cold War between communism and … Continue reading

  • 27 October, 2015

    Migration in Singapore (Dept of Geography) “Still ‘Breadwinners’ and ‘Providers’: Singaporean Husbands, Money, and Masculinity in Transnational Marriages” by Yi’En Cheng, Brenda Yeoh, and Juan Zhang in Gender, Place and Culture, Volume 22, Issue 6   “Migration-as-development repackaged? The globalising … Continue reading

  • 26 October, 2015

    The Department of Chinese Studies recently published a bibliography of publications by local Teochew groups, which follows a previous one published in 2012 containing research materials on the Teochew community in Southeast Asia. Sponsored by the Teochew Poit Ip Huay … Continue reading

  • 15 October, 2015

    With real estate agents knowing more about their area of expertise than the people paying for their services, do real estate agents exploit their knowledge advantage for their own interests? In ‘The information advantage of Singapore’s real estate agents’, Prof … Continue reading

  • 9 October, 2015

    Thick haze has enveloped the region for the past month, sparking health concerns and worries over its impact on regional economies. In response, regional countries have not only offered to provide help to the Indonesian government in putting out raging wild … Continue reading