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· February, 2006

Stories about Singapore from February, 2006

Singapore: Leap Backward

Singaland senses in the latest government budget a step backward for Singapore: “The most telling sign is the decision to build 2-room flats for sale. The government had stopped building...

Singapore: Missing Singaporeans wonders where are all the missing Singaporeans. The number of new registered voters has risen slowly, despite a rising population, leading to the conclusion that many Singaporeans are going...

Laos, Singapore: Swords to Ploughshares

Preetam Rai visits the Singapore air show. The sight of the weapon merchants’ wares reminds him of what he had seen in Laos: war material turned into flowerpots.

Singapore, Thailand: Photoblogging Protests

Singapore-based themediaslut is photoblogging protests in Thailand against business mogul and PM Thaksin Shinawatra, who last week dissolved parliament and called snap elections as a response to the public outcry...

Malaysia, Singapore: Dangers of Technology

The scandal involving a Singapore student's taped sexual adventures spread on the Internet continues to draw comment. Singapore's A Worm's perspective talks about the dangers of modern technology, while Life...

Singapore: In-Between

At Singapore's Sayoni Speak, Sheila Rajamanikam describes what it's like being a transsexual: “I wish people around me could accept both parts of me: in a shaved head, packing, male...

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra of Thailand announced a House dissolution

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra announced a House dissolution Friday evening after he was granted an audience with His Majesty the King.

Singapore: No More Senior Minister

Singapore Election Watch has a post from Yawning Bread arguing that Singapore should not have a “Senior Minister.” The post was created for retired long-time PM Lee Kuan Yew and...

Singapore: Cheerleader Sex Tape

All over the Singapore blogosphere are commentaries on an unfortunate high school cheerleader, nicknamed “Tammy NYP,” whose cellphone was allegedly stolen by a jealous classmate and whose sex video recorded...

Singapore: Short Film Fest

Huichieh Loy shares his impressions of the offerings at the First Toronto-Singapore Short Film Festival.

Singapore, Malaysia: Chocolate Love

All U Can Eat Buffet discusses MILO, a drink made from chocolate-flavored powder that children all over Southeast Asia have grown to love. He's found at least two types: one...

Singapore: Budget Wishes

Chemical Generation Singapore hopes housing and pensions will play a large part in the 2006 Singapore budget, which will be announced on Friday, Feb. 17: “They are the cornerstones of...

Singapore, Malaysia: Fruit Fuss

Malaysian business blog small and medium thoughts discusses an article that says Singapore has been repackaging Malaysian rambutan fruit as “Singapore Lychees” for re-export. Horrors! “This isn’t the first time...

Singapore: Hard to Come Out

jin at Singapore's Sayoni Speak writes about how difficult it is to come out as a lesbian to members of her family. She's been trying. “But somehow, something always stops...

Singapore: Idol Audition

Kevin of crazy junkies describes his experience auditioning for the Singapore Idol talent competition.

Singapore: Funny Valentine

Doubleyellow suggests that Singapore should have its local version of Valentine's Day: a day to profess love for the government. “On this day, all bus and cab prices will be...

Singapore: Passing On Values

In Singapore, Mr. Wang reflects on what values he is passing on to his children, and how.

Singapore: Race To the Top

On Ideoblog, a law professor thinks about countries such as Singapore competing for lucrative private banking business by relaxing their laws: “The main point is, to what extent does this...

Singapore: Maturity

A worm's perspective wonders if Singapore is really such a mature society.

Singapore, Denmark: On Those Cartoons

Singapore-based bloggers share their thoughts on the Danish cartoons controversy. Read The annotated budak, Singabloodypore, and Sadiq Alam for a variety of viewpoints.

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