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November 3, 2019

Growing Xenophobia in Singapore

Singapore’s meteoric rise from a sleepy third world fishing village to a small first world economy is well known and well admired.  But as a first world economy, it has also inherited challenges that many mature economies are currently fa...

October 20, 2019

As part of what we do at FYT, we constantly scour for publicly available datasets upon which we develop our case examples, class exercises, proof of concept and in some cases as part of the research we do for our clients.  I am constantly surprised by the level of deta...

August 7, 2019

A recent article highlighted that as at 2018, Singapore has had the fewest number of births in the last 8 years; with only 39,039 babies born, a 1.5% drop from 2017.  As part of this series of data demonstrations, I had thought not to focus on the low births, but to be...

March 29, 2019

Analytics is now considered a core capability in many organizations today. As such, many individuals and organizations have invested heavily in building such capabilities; however, many continue to struggle to realize sustainable value from analytics.

Much of the invest...

July 16, 2018

Singapore meteoric rise in economic development has been well documented; having evolved from the small fishing village to an economic powerhouse within one generation (50 years or so).  However, with economic development at breakneck speeds also comes new challenges f...

June 17, 2018

Regardless of how high or low a persons’ reported income is, nobody gets to keep the entire amount.  In fact, reported income may not be a good indicator of personal wealth.  Disposable and Discretionary incomes may be more meaningful.

Disposable income refers to t...

June 11, 2018

The Singapore budget was revealed and debated in Mar 2018; and one of the more controversial aspects of the budget was the discussion on raising the Goods and Services Tax (GST) from the current 7% to 9-10% by 2021 to 2025.  The GST hike was proposed to fund growing go...

May 14, 2018

Singapore experienced a spate of flooding in the last 1-2 years.  Most notably on January 8 2018, where 118.8mm of rain fell in a four hour period between 6:20am and 10:25am (roughly half of the average monthly rainfall in January); which overwhelmed drainage infrastru...

January 24, 2018

Recent study suggest a growing class divide in Singapore 

People like to associate and mingle with people like themselves, that has been true across most societies.  And

in multiracial and multicultural Singapore, race and religion had been Singapore’s historical dimensi...

December 26, 2017

As 2017 winds to a close, many are looking to the well-deserved holiday break and bonus season typically associated with the end of the year.  For our final installment for the year, we had thought it apt to shed light on the folks in Singapore who are outside the labo...

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