Over a cup of tea

Singapore's 2013 - annus horribilis or annus mirabilis?

This is a special issue of Newzzit, a look back at 2013, albeit with a twist.

The stories are not arranged chronologically. Rather, I have picked an important event in a particular month. Assigned the topic the event deals with to that month, and woven everything that happened in Singapore related to that particular topic in the story of that month.

For example, the story of January (month) deals with politics (topic) and narrates every important political event that made news in 2013. Be it the Punggol East by-election in January, empty ballot boxes found in August or the PAP's Convention in December.

Even though some stories might have been left out due to paucity of space, I sincerely hope that after reading our 11th issue, you will have a general idea about what happened in Singapore in the past one year.

Readers who want to share more stories, which they think mattered in 2013, are welcome to do so on Newzzit's website.

May 2014 be the best for all of us!