· June, 2006

Stories about Singapore from June, 2006

Global Food Blog Report #22

  29 June 2006

#1: Klephblog, no doubt over-caffeinated,  writes "How Coffee changed the Modern World," a great essay about this fruit of the Gods: This wondrous plant is a native of the new world and was sprung on an unsuspecting European public as these shores became colonized in the 15th century. By the...

Singapore: Launching Singapore Angle

  28 June 2006

Tomorrow.sg has a post by Kevin on the launch of a new political blog in Singapore called SingaporeAngle.com. The author of the post hopes that this blog grows into a local version of The Huffington Post.

Singapore: Dragon Boat Race

  28 June 2006

The blogger at Good Morning Yesterday talks about the Dragon Boat Festival in Singapore and posts videos of couple of dragonboat racing training sessions.

Singapore: Bollywood Dancing

  21 June 2006

Pari at Daisyinthesdust blog is talking about her Bollywood dancing experience. “Thoughts of performing the kinds of dance moves I see in Bollywood movies threatened to leave me in hysterics. I like the style as it is carefree and leaves a lot to self-expression rather than precision. Trouble is that...

Singapore: Blogger being investigated for anti-Christian cartoons

  19 June 2006

Cemgen has a post on a Singapore bloggers, who is being investigated by the authorities for posting anti-Christian cartoon on his blog. The blogger claims that he posted the cartoons to provoke a fundamentalist. “If he wanted to put the supposed narrow-minded intolerant “fundy” in his place, he could have...

Singapore: Online Auctions

  15 June 2006

Indi at indirani.net is asking the Singapore government to regulate how buyers and sellers behave on online auctions. “I am saying this because 99.9% Singaporeans tends to perfectly obey what the government instructs them to do so and what better way than to ask the Singapore government to help us...

Singapore: Singapore-Australia Relations

  14 June 2006

Serendipity points to an article on Singapore's Prime Minister's visit to Australia and hopes that relations will improve after the low point last year when Singapore hanged an Australian who was convicted of smuggling heroin.

To have GCE O'Level English, or not to have? What is the Question?

  10 June 2006

The last week, a letter on the Borneo Bulletin, the nation's sole English newspaper published a letter in its Opinion page which calls upon the Bruneian Government to scrap off the currently existing GCE O' Level English Language to be replaced with a "locally designed" exam paper instead. The writer,...

The Global Voices Show #2

  10 June 2006

Episode #2 of the Global Voices Show has landed! In this edition we feature excerpts from the following podcasts: XiaoQiao (Singapore) Africa Files: The Pulse (Canada/South Africa) BahasaPod (Indonesia) Kazakhstan Stories (Kazakhstan) Free Talk with Oon Yeoh (Malaysia) JameedKast (Jordan) The Kamla Bhatt Show (India) Radio Open Source (USA/Serbia &...

Singapore: Singapore as a model for South Korea

  8 June 2006

Jodi at Asiapages wonders if Singapore could serve as a model for South Korea's aspirations to be a international business hub. “What struck me most about Singapore though was how I have heard people talk about how Korea is striving so hard to model itself into something sort of like...

Singapore: Mean Football Club

  7 June 2006

James blogs about a local football club that treats its players, all of them foreigners, badly by paying them an unbelievably low allowance. The president of the team had argued that he is providing an opportunity to the players. The bloggers counters the president's statement “Doesn't he even have a...

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