Stories about Singapore from November, 2008
Singapore: Economy and rights
Singapore Democrats tackles the economic crisis and its impact on workers’ rights.
Vietnam/Singapore: Bridal service controversy
A Singapore newspaper published an article announcing the discount rate for Vietnam brides. This drew criticism from many Vietnamese individuals and groups: “It's horrible to see them [Vietnamese would-be brides] ‘discounted’ like they are a sack of rice or a pair of shoes.”
Singapore: TV programs
Cheryl Ng comments on some of Singapore's TV programs.
Worker killed by tigers at Singapore zoo
A Malaysian worker was killed by tigers at the popular Singapore zoo.
Singapore students need career guidance
Daphne writes that “one of the many shortcomings of the Singapore education system is that it lacks proper career/education guidance for students.”
Singapore's misplaced economic priorities?
The Lionheart is questioning the economic philosophy of Singapore's leaders.
Largest Facebook group in Singapore
The public group dedicated to the memory of veteran Singapore opposition politician Mr JB Jeyaretnam, is the largest Facebook group in Singapore.
Southeast Asia celebrates Obama’s victory
Southeast Asian bloggers are celebrating the victory of President-elect Barack Obama. In fact, Obama's election success has led many bloggers in the region to reflect about the need for change in their local politics.
Singapore: School facilities during the 1960s
Times of my life posts pictures of classrooms, school desks and other school facilities of Singapore during the 1960s and 1970s.
Southeast Asia: The Power of the Pontianak
One of the most enduring legends of South East Asia is the Pontianak, said to be a bone-white lady, with ruby-red eyes, who is borne from her death in birth-giving. The Pontianak, or sometimes called the "Kuntilanak", lives in almost all of South East Asia, except the Indochina region.
Singapore: Advice for expatriates
Lam Chun See from Singapore has a message for expatriates: “If you want to come to work and live in Singapore, you should adapt to our ways and not expect us to adapt to yours.”