· October, 2006

Stories about Singapore from October, 2006

Singapore: Leave the Blogger Alone

  26 October 2006

Kway Teow Man has a balanced look at what Singaporeans call the Wee Shu Min fiasco. Wee Shu Min, a teenager wrote a sharp response to another Singaporean blogger's post about government assistance to help ease life in an increasingly globalised world. The teenager was ridiculed for her “elitist” views...

Singapore: Government and Web 2.0

  18 October 2006

Kevin at theory.isthereason.com links to another blog post at WebSG that talks about the online efforts of some governments agencies to engage the citizens.

Singapore: Inspired by the Nobel Prize Winner

  17 October 2006

Huang Shoou Chyuan in Singapore is inspired by the Nobel Peace Winner for 2006 - Muhammad Yunus. “Yunus and the Grameen Bank is an inspiration to me. I hope that when my life is finally through, I can achieve even a fraction of what they have done for their common...

Singapore: Hazy Sky

  16 October 2006

Alvin Lim in Cambodia posts a picture of hazy skies over Singapore and remarks “I find it quite astounding that the air quality is actually better in Phnom Penh than “advanced” Singapore. Then again I probably shouldn't be surprised, since Phnom Penh doesn't have as many heavy industries, much less...

Fiji: Fiji's trading partners

  11 October 2006

Gilbert Veisamasama, Jr in Fiji writes that Singapore has displaced Australia and New Zealand to become Fiji's biggest source of imports.

Haze in South East Asia

  8 October 2006

Singapore, parts of Malaysia and Indonesia are hit by haze arising from illegal bush fires in Indonesia. These fires are started by farmers during the dry season to clear land for agriculture. The haze is more severe this year with Singapore already issuing a health warning. Hazy afternoon in Singapore...

Singapore:Mid Autumn Lantern Festival

  7 October 2006

Singapore blogger anonnymousxwrites visits and posts images from the Lantern Carnival at a park in Singapore. The mid-autumn festival is a Chinese traditional festival that is celebrated by hanging colorful lanterns and exchanging moon cakes.

Singapore: Group blog by MPs

  5 October 2006

Han at the legal janitor links to a new group blog run by Singapore members of parliament. The blog is called P65 blogs and it features reflection by 12 MPs who were born after the year 1965.