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Stories about Singapore

13 August 2016

Aside from the Singaporean Swimmer Who Beat Michael Phelps, Meet the Other Southeast Asian Olympic Gold Medalists

Singapore and Vietnam have bagged their first ever Olympic golds in Rio, Thailand has topped the podium twice and the Philippines has ended a two-decade medal drought.

5 August 2016

Justice as Usual, or Attack on Free Speech? Debunking Singapore’s Contempt-of-Court Bill

Global Voices Advocacy

"Leaving people confused over what can or can’t be said will have a chilling effect, whatever the intention of the law, further entrenching a culture of self-censorship and passive citizenship."

16 June 2016

Following Complaints, Singapore Removes Same-Sex Kiss Scene in Les Misérables Production

"It is nothing more than a triumph of ignorance and hysteria over common sense and sober reflection."

14 June 2016

Singapore Plans to Pull the Plug on Internet Access for Public Servants

Global Voices Advocacy

"Computer security is important in the modern workplace, but it should not be an excuse to revert to dumb or blind practice."

2 June 2016

Singapore Police Seize Computers, Demand Passwords From Advocates Over Facebook Posts

Global Voices Advocacy

"I insisted I wanted to know my rights and whether it was legal for them to do what they were doing. They would not let me speak to [my lawyer]."

1 June 2016

Cambodia's Government Mistakes Singapore for Libya in Video Warning Against ‘Excessive Civil Rights’

"The goal of this video is clearly to intimidate ordinary people from the full and peaceful exercise of their human rights."

17 May 2016

Singaporeans Are Urged to Eat Less Rice, As Fears Grow About Links to Diabetes

Does eating rice pose a greater risk of diabetes that consuming sugar? Singaporeans are duking it out over this very question.

23 March 2016

Seen Southeast Asia From a Bird’s Eye? Try an Astronaut’s Lens

Southeast Asia’s capital cities are among the most photographed and famous destinations in the world. But what do they look like from space?

18 March 2016

Colorized Photos Show Street Scenes of Vietnam, Singapore, and the Philippines During the 20th Century

Take a nostalgic trip to the past by checking out these hand-colored photos of vintage street scenes in the Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam.

6 March 2016

Singapore’s Immortal ‘Void-Deck’ Football Tradition? Nope.

"It is a bad solution to a non-problem and a waste of taxpayers’ money. You are essentially using our funds to deprive us of a space we can use."

15 February 2016

Teenager's Death After Police Questioning Leads to Review of Crime Investigation Procedure in Singapore

"We find it absurd that while public spaces are heavily surveilled with security cameras, interrogation rooms are not fitted with any cameras to allow for transparency of the interrogation process."

16 December 2015

Singapore Couple on Trial for Allegedly Starving Filipina Maid for 15 Months

"...migrant domestic workers in Singapore live and work under state regulations that place them squarely in the position of indentured slaves..."

13 December 2015

How Activists in Southeast Asia Celebrated Human Rights Day

The theme of justice resonated across Southeast Asia as activist groups highlighted their governments' human rights violations and other abuses.

2 December 2015

After Naysayers Call Him ‘Lewd’, Singaporeans Voice Their Support for American Singer Adam Lambert

"Singaporeans can enjoy a good show without their consciences being affronted by lewd acts in the name of entertainment."

26 November 2015

Singaporeans Can Now Legally Own and Read ‘Fanny Hill’, but Playboy Is Still Banned

The government lifted the ban for 240 publications but 17 titles remain prohibited for being obscene or contrary to public interest.

27 September 2015

Consumers and Activists Take Action in Singapore to Stop Haze Pollution

"As consumers, we can contribute towards our collective fight against haze pollution by making informed and responsible purchases."

20 September 2015

Surprise Swings Lead to Landslide Victory for Singapore's Ruling Party

Singapore's ruling party, which has been in power since 1959, clinched a landslide victory in the recent general election. Many were surprised by the results.

18 September 2015

Photos Show How Badly the Haze Is Affecting Southeast Asia

As a forest fire sends a thick haze above Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore, face masks have become the fashion du jour for those venturing outdoors.

13 September 2015

Haze Returns to Southeast Asia as Indonesia's Forest Fires Reach Critical Level

Smoke from forest fires in Indonesia has led to hazy skies in Malaysia and Singapore as well. Social media users reacted with concerns about health and jokes about "Haze Runner."

7 September 2015

Will Singapore Vote for Continuity or Change?

"We’re also seeing a significant slice of the younger generation who feel that change is necessary,"

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