Stories about Singapore from September, 2005
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 reaction this kicks up in the blogosphere.
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.
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 a week and charging them under the Sedition Act, Malaysian bloggers are getting equally jittery over seditious commentaries being posted...
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 their blogs, and over their potential legal ramifications, the Singaporean government has decided to charge three bloggers within a week,...
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 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 ago. Twenty-seven-year-old Benjamin Koh Song Huat and 25-year-old Nicholas Lim Yew are being accused of posting racist comments on an...
“Bloggers All” by Ashwin Kumar Scenes from a Singaporean blogger meetup.
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 views here. Omeka Na Huria asks: are they being made an example?
Glimpses of the Mid-Autumn Festival in countries where the leaves do not change color: Shopping for mooncakes in Singapore and Vietnam.
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 leave the protest pachyderms alone.
Mister Wang's interview with local gay poet Cyril Wong leads Xeno Boy to thoughts on creativity from exclusion.
Aniruddha Bahal, the famous investigative journalist from India's online news site Tehelka.com, gave a talk at the Singapore National University in late August. An audio recording is now available.
Despite the love-hate politics on both sides of the Singapore Causeway, journalist-blogger Eyeris has eight reasons for liking Singapore. Via Tomorrow.sg.
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 our society,” the blogger says.
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 opportunity to catch up on their time with God.
Singapore Writers Festival drew to a close September 4. Author Cory Doctorow was there to give a talk.
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 Mardi Gras-inspired madness.
Lately there has been a flurry of debates online about Singapore metablog, Tomorrow.sg‘s linking policy, and its policy of not asking for permission before linking people's blog posts. Some of the debates go right to the heart of issues like whether it is an accepted practice to link to blogs...
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 in Singapore, namely English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil.
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 have been fitted to the trucks and alarm will be triggered if the driver strays from the approved routes.