China?s mobile payment revolution has attracted the attention of the rest of the world. But few studies have taken a holistic approach to understanding the phenomenon and discussing the potentials of mobile payment beyond just making final payment in the consumer market. This case study examines how China is staying ahead of the mobile payment game, particularly how Alipay has become the dominant player in the field. This case also presents Hangzhou?s experience as the...
New taxa of Diapheridae Panha & Naggs in Sutcharit et al., 2010 from Laos and Thailand (Gastropoda: Eupulmonata: Stylommatophora)Barna Páll-Gergely, Alexander Reischütz, Wim J. M. Maassen, Jozef Grego & András Hunyadi
Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 68, 1-13
Platygobiopsis hadiatyae, a new species of deepwater gobiid from Indonesia (Teleostei, Gobiidae, Gobiinae)Helen K. Larson, Zeehan Jaafar, Heok Hui Tan & Teguh Peristiwady
Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 68, 14-18
Female flowers of tropical seagrass Syringodium isoetifolium (Alismatales: Cymodoceaceae) in an ex-situ aquariumYan Xiang Ow, Pavarne Shantti & Yen-Ling Lee
Nature in Singapore, 13, 1-5
Rehabilitation, Recidivism and Reintegration: An Examination of Singapore's Penal System for Drug OffendersStephanie Chok
Singapore has the third highest prisoners-per-population rate among advanced economies, due largely to a strict stance on drug-related crimes. An earlier case study detailed the evolution of Singapore's 'war on drugs'. The case study begins with a brief statistical overview of Singapore's prison population, with an emphasis on drug offenders. This case study will also give an introduction to the Singapore Prison Service (SPS) and its key partners, as well as their incarceration, rehabilitation, and...
The Word Economic Forum's 2017 report on digital transformation said that business leaders must undertake five action plans to be digitally ready. One of these steps is to improve cybersecurity, a critical factor in the success and survivability of any digital enterprise. This raises important questions for small and medium enterprises, which have limited resources and budgets. Can they afford the high price of cybersecurity to stay safe and survive? And what about cybersecurity divide...
A new clawed lobster of the genus Nephropsis Wood-Mason, 1872 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Nephropidae) from the Indonesian deep-sea cruise, SJADES 2018Su-Ching Chang, Tin-Yam Chan & Appukuttannair Biju Kumar
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Choosing to Forget: A Discussion on Singapore's National Identity with respect to Demolished BuildingsTan Zhi Han, Jyan Ong & See Hao Jun
Buildings are not only physical structures, but they also store memories that allow for intergenerational storytelling. The Old National Library, the Old Kallang Stadium, and Dakota Crescent are more than popular destinations for Singaporeans. Each of these places contains many unrecorded tales of the families and individuals who have come and gone, and these stories weave together to form a collective narrative beyond the British-Japanese-Malaysian-Singapore textbook storyline. A study of the demolished national buildings in...
As states have become more crowded and complex, and demands on transportation have grown, an issue that states continue to grapple is deciding on the types of public and private roles in the ownership, funding, planning, managing, and operating arrangements of public transport. In Singapore, this struggle is best observed in the management of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system. Since its inception, the MRT system has changed from being completely state owned and operated,...
Thailand became one of the first nations in Asia to legalise medical cannabis in 2019, challenging the region's widespread stance against wider narcotic use including cannabis. The cannabis plant has historically been used medicinally and recreationally in Thailand before being outlawed in many nations an intoxicant. This case covers the state's initial efforts to control cannabis usage in its so-called war on drugs. It lays out the central actors and their considerations in legalising cannabis,...
This website and the project behind it are invitations to explore and critique narratives, spark conversations, and analyze evidence linked to the histories of movement, exchange, and interaction across the ancient routes of connectivity, interaction, and discovery.
Large populations of two new species of Ophiambix (Echinodermata, Ophiuroidea) discovered on Japanese hot vents and cold seepsMasanori Okanishi, Moe Kato, Hiromi Kayama Watanabe, Chong Chen & Toshihiko Fujita
Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 68, 196-213
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Whittencampa troglobia, a new genus and species of troglomorphic Plusiocampinae from China (Diplura: Campodeidae)A. Sendra & L. Deharveng
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Two new species of land snails of the genus Rahula from Peninsular Malaysia (Gastropoda: Euconulidae)J. K. Foon & M. E. Marzuki
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Singapore's stray population had been difficult to manage throughout the country's history due to resource constraints, differing views on stay population control, and existing informal systems of stray dog "ownership". The five-year nationwide Trap-Neuter-Release-Manage programme for stray dogs, announced in 2017, was a major step in Singapore's stray dog management journey—one that involved collaboration between government and non-government actors. This case study discusses this collaboration and how it came about.
Notes on the genus Enoplocephala Miller (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Stenopodainae), with the description of a new species from BorneoZhuo Chen, Yingqi Liu & Wanzhi Cai
Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 68, 369-378
A new species of Coptocheilus Gould, 1862 (formerly Schistoloma Kobelt, 1902) from Vietnam (Caenogastropoda: Cyclophoroidea: Pupinidae)Chinh Thi Bui & Barna Páll-Gergely
Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 68, 448-451