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· November, 2005

Stories about Singapore from November, 2005

Singapore: History Lesson

The Higher Criticism reviews the history of pre-colonial Singapore, which is often believed to have been an insignificant nullity.

Singapore: Un-Confucian Government

The Useless Tree debunks the Singapore political elite's self-image as “Confucian gentlemen.”

Singapore: Blogger Sentence

Singapore bloggers comment on the probation sentence received by the third blogger prosecuted for sedition. The blogger had made racist comments online and his sentence apparently includes immersion in the...

Singapore: Value of Citizenship

The amount of the fine levied on a Singapore pianist to avoid liability for defaulting on his national service obligations leads Singapore Alternatives to think about the “value of citizenship.”

Singapore: Blogger Domination

Singaporeans believe that their society has the characteristics for global blogosphere domination, as evidenced by their grip on top Technorati searches! Agree or disagree? Follow the discussion at theory.isthereason.

Singapore: Death Penalty Questions

From a Singapore Angle picks apart the U.N. Special Rapporteur's comments that Singapore's mandatory death penalty is against international law.

Singapore: Lost Cause?

Chemical Generation Singapore adds his voice to a discussion on say-so.org on the theme: Is freedom of speech a lost cause in Singapore?

Singapore: Maid Perceptions

Singapore's serialdeviant.org(y) says that a domestic helper ought to be treated as an employee not a servant, and that their employ should be the same as employing anyone else for...

Malaysia, Singapore: Fifteen Minutes

Overloaded by the hype and attention loaded on Singapore blogger-beauty Dawn Yang, Malaysia's Kenny Sia, following others, inquires whether she had a little something done to her eyes. Last week,...

Singapore: “Just a Pretty Girl With a Blog”

Dawn Yang, a.k.a. clapbangkiss, could well be the first Singaporean blogger to find a talent agent purely on the basis of her online reputation: She is No. 1 on local...

On the Menu: Food Blogs from Southeast Asia!

Take one former graphic designer, a retired corporate banking and management consultant, a civil servant, a teacher, an amateur photographer, an academic and a freelance journalist. Add generous dollops of...

Singapore, Hong Kong: Materialism

Responding to a news article about indebted Singaporeans, opposition politician James Gomez says that the promise of continued material growth creates a “false belief that debts accrued now can be...

Malaysia, Singapore: Cross-Causeway Catfight

The Flyz's Blog chronicles the controversy that erupted after Singapore celebrity chick-blogger XiaXue posted comments about toilets for the handicapped. Malaysian blogger Kimberlycun called for a boycott of the products...

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