The Friday morning rain brought some welcome relief after the recent hot spell and record-breaking temperature.
Global temperatures are likely to surge to record levels in the next five years and Singapore, as a city, faces the twin effects of enhanced global warming and the urban heat island effect. Aikeen Lim and Perrine Hamel from Nanyang Technological University’s Asian School of the Environment unveil the connection between urbanisation and rising temperatures, and explore the measures being taken to mitigate the heat.
Meanwhile, some working adults feel the pressure to give their parents a monthly allowance as soon they land their first job. Giving an allowance to one’s parents is viewed as an act of a filial duty in Singapore. But what if your parents have no real need for it? Dawn Cher, also known as SG Budget Babe, gives her take.
The June school holidays are here, giving our children a chance to catch up on sleep. Research has shown that adolescents and young adults are biologically programmed to go to bed later. Joshua J Gooley of Duke-NUS Medical School discusses in this commentary if ending early morning classes will better position our students to succeed in the classroom and workforce.
We hope you enjoy our selection of commentaries this week.
Senior Editor, Commentary