Stories about Singapore from October, 2008
Recession hits Singapore
Singapore is a major financial center in the world. It is also one of the richest countries in Asia. Unfortunately, it is not immune to the economic aftershocks caused by the Wall Street crash and the global financial crisis. Singapore’s economy is down today, the first Asian country to be hit by a recession.
Southeast Asia: Impact of Financial Crisis
What are the views of several Southeast Asian bloggers about the global financial crisis? First, an authoritative voice: Malaysia's former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. He points out the double standard of the US government in solving economic problems: “We cannot forget how, in 1997-98, American hedge funds destroyed the economies...
Southeast Asia: Film entries to the Oscars
Bisean lists the film entries of Southeast Asian countries to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the Oscars.
Singapore: Discussion about “User Generated Content”
During a pre-event dinner for the Singapore Digital Media Festival 2008, participants held a discussion about “user generated content.”
Malaysia: World University Rankings
How did Malaysian schools fare in the 2008 World University Rankings? 4896 also mentions the rank of Singapore and Thai universities.
Southeast Asia: Views on U.S. elections and politics
U.S. elections matter to many people in Southeast Asia. Both U.S. presidential candidates are popular in the region. McCain was a former Navy pilot during the Vietnam War while a very young Obama lived in Jakarta for five years.
Singapore: Breastmilk in ice cream
Red Roses, Gold Thorns from Singapore opposes the proposal to use breast milk in making ice cream products.
China milk scandal and Southeast Asia
Like the rest of the world, the China milk scandal has shocked Southeast Asian countries. China is the major trading partner of Southeast Asian nations. How did governments, consumers, and bloggers from the region react to the issue?
Singapore: Regulation of political activities
Still Me blogs about the regulation of political activities in Singapore. The blogger suggests several unique ways to circumvent surveillance.