31 episodes

Good List/Bad List is an informal and (hopefully) informed look at the stories that are generating buzz in the CNA newsroom and across our platforms. 

Join host Steve Lai as he leads a panel of news anchors through discussion, debate and disagreement; to determine what merits a place on Good List/Bad List.

Host Steve Lai presents Asia Tonight at 8pm and Singapore Tonight at 10pm weekdays on CNA TV. Tweet him @SteveLaiCNA

Good List/Bad List with Steve Lai CNA

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Good List/Bad List is an informal and (hopefully) informed look at the stories that are generating buzz in the CNA newsroom and across our platforms. 

Join host Steve Lai as he leads a panel of news anchors through discussion, debate and disagreement; to determine what merits a place on Good List/Bad List.

Host Steve Lai presents Asia Tonight at 8pm and Singapore Tonight at 10pm weekdays on CNA TV. Tweet him @SteveLaiCNA

    Singapore is not returning to a pre-COVID-19 world

    Singapore is not returning to a pre-COVID-19 world

    Up for discussion this week:
    As we enter the worst recession on record, COVID-19 pushes Singapore to chart a new direction for a very different future.

    Our National Day celebrations took the pomp and pageantry to the heartlands and one unexpected star came through. 

    Also, planting crops and building wells, local volunteers in Indonesia take the lead in mitigating the yearly haze.

    And finally, Singapore’s first ‘car-free’ town is launched in Tengah.

    Joining Steve on this last episode are Dawn Tan, Host of Singapore Tonight that airs weekdays from 10-11pm and Avril Hong, presenter from Asia First that airs weekdays from 7-10am.

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    • 27 min
    Small countries like Singapore can go big on climate change

    Small countries like Singapore can go big on climate change

    Up for discussion this week:  

    Climate change is real and small countries like Bhutan and Singapore are taking a stand to be on the right side of history.

    Plus, suicide rates are on the rise, especially among those aged between 20-29 years old.

    Also, a last look at NDP 2020 this weekend as we count the ways this year’s will be a memorable one.

    And finally, do we go grey gracefully or do we do it kicking and screaming?

    Joining Steve this week are Dawn Tan, Host of Singapore Tonight that airs weekdays from 10-11pm and Avril Hong, presenter from Asia First that airs weekdays from 7-10am.

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    • 35 min
    The Johor-Singapore Causeway opens for business, slowly.

    The Johor-Singapore Causeway opens for business, slowly.

    Up for discussion this week:
    The world’s busiest land border crossing flickers back to life as Singapore and Malaysia agree on terms for cross-border travel though daily commuters still have to wait a while longer.

    Meanwhile, gold hits a record high, which means confidence in the economy is at a record low?

    Also, the 1MDB saga is back in the spotlight as Malaysia’s former Prime Minister is found guilty in a corruption trial. Finally, making the best of a bad situation, the scaled down celebrations for Singapore’s National Day Parade can still be special.

    Joining Steve this week are Dawn Tan, Host of Singapore Tonight that airs weekdays from 10-11pm and Adam Bakhtiar, presenter of Asia First that airs weekdays from 7-10am.

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    • 27 min
    Phase 2 new normal: Why some businesses can’t be saved

    Phase 2 new normal: Why some businesses can’t be saved

    Up for discussion this week: The new normal of Phase 2 has hit some businesses in the Central Business District hard. Why do some adapt, while others are sinking?

    Meanwhile, the National Day ‘Singapore Together Pack’ has been getting good reviews for being practical and useful. Have you collected yours?

    The box jellyfish have been found in Singapore waters and they are deadly. Would you pee on a friend to help? Science says, please don’t.

    And finally, outcry over the sentencing of a university student who strangled his ex-girlfriend prompts a review of the penalty framework.

    Joining Steve this week are Dawn Tan, Host of Singapore Tonight that airs weekdays from 10-11pm  and Yasmin Jonkers, host of Asia First that airs weekdays from 6-10am on CNA938 

     

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    • 30 min
    #GE2020: Thrills and spills of a live GE results show

    #GE2020: Thrills and spills of a live GE results show

    Up for discussion this week:

    We take you behind the scenes on how polling night unfolded in the CNA newsroom as Singapore held its General Election in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Back to reality - the coronavirus pandemic shows no signs of going away anytime soon. We look around the region and beyond as countries struggle to maintain second and third waves.

    Finally, would the next Henry Golding please stand up? The new book from the Crazy Rich Asian author Kevin Kwan, is set to be made into a movie.

    Joining Steve this week are Dawn Tan, Host of Singapore Tonight that airs weekdays from 10-11pm and Steve Chia, host of current affairs show Talking Point on Channel 5.

     

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    • 27 min
    Phase 2 reopening: Election campaigning begins

    Phase 2 reopening: Election campaigning begins

    Up for discussion this week: Singapore has moved into Phase 2 reopening with restaurants and malls filled with people out and about. We discuss the role of individual responsibility as the economy reopens. Election preparations ramp up as political parties hit the ground to garner support ahead of polls on July 10. And finally, we contemplate the future of travel as it goes “high-tech, and low-touch.” Joining Steve this week are Dawn Tan, Host of Singapore Tonight that airs weekdays from 10 to 11pm and Justine Moss, host of Asia First Weekend on CNA938 that airs on weekends from 7am to 8am.

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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

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Succinct Singapore perspective with humor

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Great Concise Review of What’s Going on in Singapore

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