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· April, 2006

Stories about Singapore from April, 2006

Singapore Election meme

There is no ban on blogging and podcasting in Singapore during the elections but the authorities warn against publishing anything that "persistently promotes a certain political view, or political party"....

Chinese opera in Singapore

Chinese opera came to Singapore with the early immigrants from China. They were very popular in the days before movies and television. Some troupes are still active and once in...

Scrapped Malaysia-Singapore Bridge – loosers and gainers

Competitivemalaysia lists the loosers and gainers in the recently scrapped bridge project between Malaysia and Singapore.

Taiwan: Regional aggregator coming

Prominent Taiwanese blogger Portnoy has started an English-language blog, Portnoy in Between. First up? Time to see a Chinese-language blog aggregator. “It is nothing about English hegemony;” he writes of...

Singapore-Malaysia relations spoof video

Singapore blogger Lancerlord links to a short video made by Malaysian students that pokes fun at some Singapore-Malaysia issues.

Political discussions on blogs in Singapore

May 6th will be the polling day in Singapore's general elections this year. Tinkertailor comments on Tomorrow.sg and refers to a clarification by the authorities on the issue of political...

Unbuilding bridges

There's no bridge, and a lot of troubled water in Malaysia. It's all about the cancellation of Malaysia's plan to build a bridge to Singapore. Jeff Ooi has been following...

Jedi elections. In Singapore?

mrbrown emphasises that his most recent podcast does not contain “explicit political content” because that is prohibited during the election period under the Singapore's Election Advertising Regulations. Instead it is...

Singapore politician blog

As election fever heightens in Singapore – speculation is becoming intense that an election date will be announced very soon – opposition political activist and blogger Goh Meng Seng gives...

Malaysia-Singapore half bridge

Rajan Rishiyakarn questions the various official statements issued by Malaysian officials on the scrapping of Malaysia-Singapore half-bridge project. The project was questionable from the start as Malaysia has started work...

Historical fort restoration

Wormie wants a recently excavated colonial fort in Singapore to be turned into a national monument. The authorities are planning to re-bury the fort as they don't expect the restoration...

Malaysia-Singapore bridge

KTemoc discusses the surprise Malaysian decision to halt the construction of a controversial bridge between Malaysia and Singapore.

No interest in local music

Conspiracypenguins lament on the lack of interest in local music in Singapore.

Levels of stupidity

Taiwanese politician and talk show host Li Ao is not a popular guy in Singapore at the moment. Li Ao had remarked last year that Singaporeans are stupider than Taiwan...

Podcast ban and regulation of blogs in Singapore

Back in August, 2005 when Dr. Chee Soon Juan, Secretary-General of the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP), first talked of his political platform in a podcast, the Atypical Singaporean commented in...

Guilt-Free Food Blogs Review

#1: From Japan, I was just really very hungry Milking the soy bean, part 1: learn how to make soy milk with no special equipment. Milking the soy bean, part...

Singapore: Document mistakenly sent

Zuco's Blog reports on Temasek Holdings's document that mistakenly sent out as attachment to some journalists. The document entitle “2006-03 Taurus Q&As” was a list of question and answer that...

Choosing a credit card

Ryan Wong discovered and recommends an e-commerce site where one can compare the various credit cards available in Singapore. Ryan's blog entry comes with a warning that financial discipline is...

Singabloodypore confirms, challenges Chemical Generation Singapore

Soci of Singabloodypore confirms Chemical Generation Singapore‘s speculations that one of Singabloodypore's bloggers is, in fact, the President of the Young Democrats in the Singapore Democratic Party. However, Soci challenges...

Podcast ban is politcally motivated

Relative to the prohibition against using podcasts for political campaigns, Singapore Election Watch reproduces a statement from the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) Secretary-General that says this is not the first...

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