Michael Allen

Michael Allen

Freelance Journalist for Vice UK

Freelance at Vice UK and others | Graduate of City University Newspaper Journalism MA 2013/14 | Contact me: Michael.Allen@vice.com

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NDP makes me reflect on what it means to be British

IN THE first week after I
touched down at Changi Airport
on July 11, I saw flags
everywhere and thought Singaporeans
must be the most patriotic
people in the world...

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Too many grads - the UK lesson for Singapore

IN SINGAPORE, young people
strive to enter and excel
in university to improve
their career prospects and realise
their dreams.
It’s the same in Britain where
I come from – except that there
are far too many graduates for
all our dreams to become reality...

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Ads for online games too sexy for kids?

Advertisements for a new free online game have sparked an outcry among concerned parents and gamers for being sexually suggestive...

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City Harvest Church supporters more orderly this time

CITY Harvest Church supporters
were more orderly at the Subordinate
Courts yesterday than on
June 27 when church founding
pastor Kong Hee and other
church leaders were charged...

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Beating the odds

THE London Paralympics
came to a close two
Sundays ago, and
Singaporean athletes were
particularly impressive at this
year’s Games...

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Say bye to cookie-cutter Europe trips

SINGAPOREANS are a
well-travelled bunch, and
major travel companies
have long offered a stunning variety
of destinations to satisfy
their thirst for adventure.
But in recent years, independent
“country specialists” have
sprung up to cater to a growing
niche of discerning travellers
looking for more in-depth tours
that avoid tourist traps and take
them to little-known locales instead...

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United Nations of food - Discovering the flavours of Singapore's CBD

SINGAPORE’S Central
Business District (CBD) is
known as the home of numerous
multi-national corporations
and, fittingly, multi-nationality
is also represented in the area’s
cuisine...

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South China Sea test case for ASEAN unity

THE failure of Asean to reach a consensus over
the South China Sea disputes dealt a “severe
blow” to the regional bloc’s credibility, said
Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong yesterday...

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Dairy Farm eyeing Carrefore space

IT WAS heralded as the European
discount store to watch
when it opened its doors in
Singapore in 1997, and introduced
the hypermarket concept
to the country...

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When does kissing cross the line?

THE sight of many young
couples kissing on trains
and buses and in public
places is not uncommon, judging
by many online photos such
as those posted on citizen-journalism
website Stomp...

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Pearls Centre to make way for $18b Thompson Line (2)

HE RECENTLY forked
out $2 million to buy
four units on the second
floor of Pearls Centre.
So, Mr Ooi Kim Thong, managing
director of Nam Ho Travel,
was stunned to learn yesterday
that he and other shopowners
there would have to vacate
the mall in Eu Tong Sen Street
to make way for the $18-billion
Thomson Line, Singapore’s
sixth train line...

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Pearls Centre to make way for $18b Thompson Line (1)

HE RECENTLY forked
out $2 million to buy
four units on the second
floor of Pearls Centre.
So, Mr Ooi Kim Thong, managing
director of Nam Ho Travel,
was stunned to learn yesterday
that he and other shopowners
there would have to vacate
the mall in Eu Tong Sen Street
to make way for the $18-billion
Thomson Line, Singapore’s
sixth train line...

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Yes to more 'eyes' to catch high-rise litterbugs (2)

FOR almost a decade, Mr
Ng Cham Wat has had to
put up with urine being
poured along staircase landings
at, and flung from, his Housing
Board block...

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Yes to more 'eyes' to catch high-rise litterbugs (1)

FOR almost a decade, Mr
Ng Cham Wat has had to
put up with urine being
poured along staircase landings
at, and flung from, his Housing
Board block...

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English-syllabus makeover for upper primary (1)

UPPER-PRIMARY pupils
at Woodlands Primary
School usually turn up
for English class without their
textbooks, and with good reason...