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Flash Reads 15/10

In this issue…

1. From Clockworks to Computers on Our Wrists

While traditional watch purists gaze upon the rise of smartwatches from their ivory thrones with much loathing, there’s no denying the appeal of smartwatches to the regular consumer. Much like going from clockwork to batteries, smartwatches are but the next logical step in the evolution of the watch.

“New products don’t replace one another as much as they change what those other products stand for.”

You can read the full article here.

2. Singapore, for Those Who Aren’t Crazy Rich

True Singaporeans watched the blockbuster hit Crazy Rich Asians with a bated sense of surrealism. Was this whole new world really locked away behind gold-plated doors? Probably. But for the rest of us, this writer presents Singapore as we know and love.

“I have spent many hours at hawker centers, for a quick meal or to sip on a fresh sugar-cane juice and watch myna birds with sun-colored beaks and slick black feathers chirping and hopping between tables, waiting for falling scraps.”

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3. The Ghosts of the Glacier

Along with the rising sea levels and increased temperatures, climate change is bringing about a whole other monster: the frozen remains of those once lost to us.

“As they melt, the ghosts of the past are returning, and the present is that much more haunting.”

You can read the full article here.

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