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· December, 2008

Stories about Singapore from December, 2008

Southeast Asia: Controversies and tragedies of 2008

In the previous post (Southeast Asia: Newsmakers of 2008), I wrote about the major events that took place in Southeast Asia. In this article, I will highlight other stories which...

Global Health: 2008 Blogs In Review

Bloggers in 2008 showed all the ways in which global health is interconnected with other issues, by covering health stories that touched on everything from poverty and women's rights to...

Southeast Asia: Newsmakers of 2008

For Southeast Asia, 2008 was a year of terrible disasters, both natural and man-made. Rice consumption was reduced, milk products were contaminated with melamine, jobs were lost, bloggers were arrested,...

Singapore: Quotable (un)quotes of the year

Singapore Dino compiles the year's “stupid remarks” from Singapore's “Bungling Ministers.”

Singapore Flyer, a white elephant already?

Because of the recession, fewer people are visiting the Singapore Flyer (the world’s largest observation wheel). According to Empty Vessel, “if no drastic measures are taken to restore people’s confidence...

Singapore: Unnecessary study on Tsunami impact

DK is surprised that the government commissioned a S$1.3 million two-year study which only confirmed a well-known fact that Singapore is protected from tsunamis.

Singapore: Discrimination against construction workers

After four months of staying in Singapore, electricstars observes: “The Bangladeshi and/or Indonesian construction workers are some of the most shunned and disfavoured people on this island.”

Singapore's universities among the world's best

Blowin’ In the Wind blogs about the quality of higher education in Singapore.

Southeast Asia: The shoe, the shoe

Iraqi journalist Muntadar al-Zaidi will be known for a long time as the shoe thrower. He who succeeded in throwing a pair of shoes at U.S. President George Bush last...

Southeast Asia: Citizen media events and Twitter

GV author Preetam lists the Twitter users in Southeast Asia who are reliable sources on citizen media events in the region.

Singapore: Medical treatment for AIDS victims

Everyday’s Life in a Snapshot from Singapore insists that government should subsidize the medical treatment of AIDS victims.

Singapore: Country Specific Creative Commons Licences Online

Singapore based content creaters can now use  Singapore versions of the Creative Commons licenses according to the Creative Commons Singapore blog.

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