Yet, with the buffet of entertainment options today, the joy of reading is still alive and well.
Her name was Mrs Mak, and she was a stern middle-aged woman with a complexion scarred by intense battles with pimples in her youth. -ST
Commuters are so baffled by the profusion of flag-down fares, metered fares, surcharges and phone booking charges that many can't keep up with the changes. - TNP
There should also be a separate database on disabled people in Singapore. - ST
More can be done to develop audiences for local films past and present. -ST
China's size is such that when it grows, it moves the earth and everything else in its wake. -ST
Various studies on Singaporeans' happiness and well-being consistently show that money-related issues weigh most on their minds. -Singapolitics
Highly unlikely other countries will be admitted into the Five Eyes arrangement that unites the intelligence services of the US, Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. -ST
Singapore's "Safe City" pilot programme involves companies working with the Government to integrate advanced analytic capabilities into existing video monitoring systems. -ST
Political meritocracy is central to both Chinese and Western political theory and practice. -ST
Notion of respect matters in German law and society in a way that might not make much sense in the US or Singapore. -ST
Americans don't wish to be drawn into armed conflict involving China. -ST
What is the difference between a leader and a follower? The attitude towards personal popularity. - The Star/ANN
In the rush to build attention-grabbing commercial structures, the use of new materials and distinctive designs can create unanticipated problems. -ST
There was no way you would suspect that my daughter was hiding a dog in her bedroom. -ST
By the time Britain’s Prince George turns 65, more people will be living to the age of 100. -ST
The fact that the second child exists at all is a victory, given that the parents could well have sworn off having more children after the shock of caring for their first baby. -My Paper
For those who dreaded the annual IPPT before, they now had 0.8 more reasons to dread it. -TNP
There's a point at which it isn't cute or cool to be the life and soul of the party - especially if that's just in your head. -TNP
We must go further to consider other forms of discrimination if we are to provide truly fair employment to all workers. -ST

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