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· September, 2005

Stories about Singapore from September, 2005

Singapore: Blogs worse than porn?

Huichieh Loy, at From a Singapore Angle takes issue with a recent commentary in the Straits Times newspaper saying blogs are worse than porn, and links to the storm of...

Singapore: Habeat mulier animam?

Singabloodypore joins what a local media report terms an ‘old debate’ about whether domestic helpers in the city-state need a day off. Via SimonWorld.

Malaysia: Bloggers’ pre-emptive strike

Freedom of speech or is it blatant abuse of Internet as a channel for expression? Come over to Malaysia. Just as the Singaporean government was hauling in three bloggers within...

Singapore cracks down on bloggers

Freedom of speech or is it blatant abuse of Internet as a channel for expression? Just as Malaysian bloggers are getting jittery over seditious commentaries being posted by readers in...

Singapore: Two bloggers charged with sedition

From a Singapore Angle posts another follow-up on the case of two ethnic Chinese bloggers charged with sedition for allegedly making racist remarks on their blogs.

Two Singapore bloggers charged for sedition for racist comments online

Two Singapore bloggers have been charged under the Sedition Act for posting racist comments online. The last time the Sedition Act was invoked in Singapore was at least 10 years...

Images from Singapore: Bloggers All

“Bloggers All” by Ashwin Kumar Scenes from a Singaporean blogger meetup.

Singapore: online sedition

From a Singapore Angle rounds up blogger coverage of the two bloggers charged with sedition for racist remarks online. There is also a follow-up post here. mr brown has more...

Singapore, Vietnam: Mooncake Shopping

Glimpses of the Mid-Autumn Festival in countries where the leaves do not change color: Shopping for mooncakes in Singapore and Vietnam.

Singapore: Fear of a White Elephant

A mysterious installation of cardboard white elephants outside a subway station causes consternation in Singapore. Singapore Ink speculates on their origins, Doubleyellow cheers their existence, and Omeka na Huria says...

Singapore: Culture and Exclusion

Mister Wang's interview with local gay poet Cyril Wong leads Xeno Boy to thoughts on creativity from exclusion.

Singapore: Tehelka reporter

Aniruddha Bahal, the famous investigative journalist from India's online news site, gave a talk at the Singapore National University in late August. An audio recording is now available.

Singapore: 8 reasons for liking thenation

Despite the love-hate politics on both sides of the Singapore Causeway, journalist-blogger Eyeris has eight reasons for liking Singapore. Via

Singapore: Wiki for policy

Wannabe Lawyer is using wikispaces to build a wiki for Singapore Policy. “We know we are capable of robust political debate without descending in chaos, rioting and a destruction of...

Singapore: Godcasting

Godcasting, anyone? “Religious and spiritually themed podcasts” are making their way into iPods, allowing those in hospitals, oversleepers, and others who can’t make it to their place of worship the...

Singapore: Writers Festival

Singapore Writers Festival drew to a close September 4. Author Cory Doctorow was there to give a talk.

Indonesia: Katrina Hurricane

Indonesian blogger A. Fatih Syuhud appeals for alms for Americans affected by Katrina Hurricane. Singapore blogger Yuhui wonders if life will return toNew Orleans to the same level of its...

Singapore metablog and a discussion on Linking Policies

Lately there has been a flurry of debates online about Singapore metablog,‘s linking policy, and its policy of not asking for permission before linking people's blog posts. Some of...

Singapore: Blogger wins poetry awards

Lawyer/blogger Gilbert KohChin Wang won the Golden Point Award 2005 for English Poetry. The Awards is the only national creative writing competition which welcomes entries in the four official languages...

Singapore: New anti-terrorist tactics

Singapore tightens anti-terrorist procedure. Trucks carrying petrol and other flammable materials will be limited to three entry points into the central business district effective October1. Besides, satellite guided tracking devices...

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