· June, 2007

Stories about Singapore from June, 2007

China: Western movies insulting Chinese?

  29 June 2007

Chong translated Lu qui lu wei's commentary on the censorship of Pirates of the Caribbean . The censorship department argued that Chow Yun Fat’s character (a Singaporean Pirate) in movies smears Chinese people’s image.

Singapore: Ancient Scripts of South East Asia

  17 June 2007

Noelbynature recommends an exhibition on Malay scripts current being hosted at the National Library in Singapore. “this is indeed a rare opportunity to see the epigraphy of ancient Southeast Asia in one collection.”

Malaysia: Comparing Malaysia and Singapore

  15 June 2007

Being neighbors and having similar history and culture, Singapore and Malaysia get compared all the time. Esther, A Malaysian, having visited Singapore recently blogs her own take. (via Tomorrow.sg)

Singapore: YouTube and Beyond

  13 June 2007

The Habitatnews blog announces a talk titled “Youtube and beyond: What you want to know but never knew who to ask” to be held at a public library in Singapore. “Youtubers, Videobloggers, Video podcasters, or anyone who wants to get started with sharing videos online, this is perfect for you!”

Singapore: Singaporeans First

  13 June 2007

Bart JP at Perpectives Unlimited argues why he is skeptical about the “Put Singaporeans First” talk. Singapore is home a large number of foreigners who live, work and study in the city state.

Singapore: Improving Notations in Maths

  12 June 2007

squareCircleZ gives examples of situations where students struggle with the way maths is written. The blogger proposes an alternative notation for the way parentheses are used in some functions.

Singapore: Carrying More Cash

  12 June 2007

Singapore's widely used electronic payment vendor has decided to raise the service charge. Mr. Brown is not too pleased with the decision. “But I'm still going to go back to cash. Cash is better anyway. You spend less, you are more aware of the money you have in your wallet...

Singapore: Remembering Vietnamese Boat People

  9 June 2007

The blogger at monsoonmaritimeservices recalls the late 70s encounters with the Vietnamese boat people. “During those time, those of us on merchant ships plying the South China Sea would have seen these decrepit boats overloaded with hundreds of “boat people” – We were in a dilemma, do we risk taking...

Singapore: Singapore Based Company to Take Over N.Korean Tobacco Share

  9 June 2007

British American Tobacco (BAT) is leaving its North Korean joint venture and a Singapore based group is taking overs BAT's place reports dprkstudies.org. South East Asian and Chinese companies often fill the gap left by western companies who leave North Korea and Myanmar due to public or government pressure in...

Cambodia: Vietnam Stops Sand Export

  7 June 2007

Socheta at KI Media translates a Radio Free Asia story that says Vietnam is not allowing Cambodia to ship sand to Singapore. Singapore usually imports sand from larger South East Asian neighbors for its construction projects. Vietnam is citing environmental damage to Mekong river as the reason for its action.