Stories about Singapore from February, 2009
ringisei is worried that the Copyright Act is being used to “strangle” the blogosphere in Singapore.
Individuals who use their mobile phones to film illegal rallies can be arrested under an amended law in Singapore. Live film recordings of political events are allowed but the events being filmed must first be held in accordance with the law.
According to Singapore's Infocomm Development Authority, broadband penetration hit 99.9 per cent in the country last December 2008.This makes Singapore the most wired country in the world.
Dengue cases were down in Singapore last year but chikungunya infections were up. Last month more chikungunya cases were reported. This was confirmed by the Ministry of Health which included chikungunya fever in its weekly infectious disease bulletin. It is feared that chikungunya will soon become endemic in Singapore: “The...
While waiting for the traffic lights to turn green, Frannxis from Singapore found the time to shoot pictures at the traffic junction.
A Singapore minister complains that the internet “is not an effective self-regulated regime.” Mollymeek is worried that many Singaporeans consider self-regulation as an “unproblematically positive concept.” Molly asserts that “self-regulated regime is a disciplinary regime.”
The Temple of Thoughts comments on the state of arts in Singapore: “Singapore is too efficient. We all got to admit, it’s clean, green, but sterile and concrete. Our art culture is a joke, and as much as we want to call ourselves vibrant and cultured, we still have a...