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· August, 2005

Stories about Singapore from August, 2005

Macao: Better air routes

Budget airlines are adding new routes linking Macao and South-East Asia. Singapore-based Tiger Airways will launch flights between Macao and Manila in late October 2005, in addition to its Singapore-Macao...

Singapore: Migration blues

Singaporeans thinking about migrating are being reminded that migration is not a bed of roses. “Just get your feet in the door. Other doors will open….” might not be a...

Singapore: Blogs in public exam papers

Blogs and podcasting are becoming accepted phenomena as bothappeared as the essay question for the General Paper in the 2005 preliminary examination in the junior college.

Singapore: Quitters’ Exodus

Did Singapore premier Lee Hsien Loong break down during the National Day Rally because today's youngsters would just give up their citizenship so easily for greener pastures without second thought...

Singapore: Blog voyeurs?

Newspaper readers are asked whether they agree that “People who read blogs are basically voyeurs who have no lives of their own.” eGen objects to what they called a sweeping...

Singapire: Anti-Piracy

The fight against piracy continues in Singapore. The Recording Industry Association Singapore (RIAS) collaborated with the police to arrest 3 people for sharing their music collections on the net. Under...

Singapore: The right to vote

After the Presidential Elections that never were, here comes the awakening: Straits Times political editor Zuraidah Ibrahim argues that the institution of Elected President is not very important, and blames...

Singapore: Artsy blog

What will become when a young Singaporean lawyer turns blogger? An artsy Reader's Eye… and poems by Gilbert Koh that got published from Singapore to Australia, the United States, the...

Singapore: Mother of all freedoms

To some, politics is the pursuit of happiness: “… political freedoms are important only because without them, we can’t secure the other freedoms–because we would have to count upon the...

Singapore: Flickr & graphic novels

Daryl Sng, who newly gave in to Flickr, is a Singaporean blogger and a full-blown fan of Boston Red Sox who recollects fond memories of America in his e-space. Working...

Singapore: A protest in sunny Singapore

Omeka Na Huria posts a first-hand account from a peaceful political protestor in Singapore. The four protestors were met by more than a dozen of Singapore's finest riot police in...

little fish: Singapore's 40th Birthday

The Singaporean blog Little fish chronicles the top ten most popular pieces of Singaporean slang.

Singapore: National Day

Today is Singapore's National Day, and it's also the 40th anniversary of Singapore's independence. Daryl Sng muses that it feels odd to have a country younger than his parents, while...

Singapore & Malaysia: Singapore’s National Day

Malaysian blogger Rajan Rishyakaran reflects on Singapore's National Day and how it reflects on Malaysia, its northern neighbor.

Singapore: Singlish!

From a Singapore Anglehas some thoughts on Singlish, Singapore's homegrown patois.

East Asia: Nominations Open…

The overseas Chinese blog Yellow Peril writes, in a sort of round-about fashion, about how female asian bloggers who write about sex are human rights pioneers.

Singapore: RadioSDP – A pleasant surprise

Omeka Na Huria is pleasantly surprised that the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP), one of Singapore's few opposition parties, has started podcasting. However, Mr. Brown is, in his own unique way,...

Singapore: One Singapore Minute

Mr. Brown is trying to launch a new flickr meme to commemorate Singapore Nationa Day.

Singapore: Singapore leaders ease up on social engineering without ceding political control

Singabloodypore finds a news articles that says that the city-state's leaders are planning on easing up on social engineering. They have no plans, however, for easing the reins of political...

Singapore: How to burn a perfectly good Sunday

Singaporean blogger Mr.Brown spends a day doing reservist exercises. Post complete with its own flickr set.

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