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· November, 2009

Stories about Singapore from November, 2009

Singapore: Is It a City or Country?

Is Singapore a city or a country? This question seems silly since Singapore is globally recognized as an independent state. But for Singapore Law Minister K. Shanmugam, Singapore should be...

Barcamp Singapore 4

Check out the pictures and presentations of Barcamp Singapore 4

Singapore: Bilingual policy on education

Singapore is reviewing the bilingual policy on education following the admission of a former Prime Minister about the flaws of that policy

Singapore: Middle Class and recession

Seah Chiang Nee writes how the recession is affecting Singapore's middle-class population.

Singapore: Illegal employment termination

Illegally terminated pregnant workers in Singapore can lodge complaints. Barnyard Chorus identifies the process on how to file a complaint with the Ministry of Manpower

Singapore: New $100 banknotes

New $100 paper banknotes have been spotted in Singapore this month

Malaysia-Singapore Water Agreements Under Review

Singapore sources about half of its water supply from its neighbor, Malaysia. It has two major water agreements with Malaysia. One of these agreements will expire two years from now....

Malaysia: Selling sand to Singapore

A Malaysian blogger asks if the ban on selling sand to Singapore is still in effect.

Global Health: World Toilet Day Raises a Stink

While it may sound like a bad joke, today's World Toilet Day focuses on a not-so-funny issue impacting almost half the world's population -- a lack of toilets and sanitation.

Singapore: Diminishing power of mainstream media

flaneurose notes that cable TV and the internet are now viable alternatives to mainstream media. The blogger ponders the impact of the diminishing power of mainstream media in Singapore.

Singapore: Housing prices

Urbanrant warns against new policies and trends which contradict the promotion of “affordable housing” in Singapore.

Singapore: Monitoring New Media

It has been reported in Singapore that “government ministries and agencies have been seeking social media intelligence services for monitoring online sentiments related to their scope of work.”

Singapore: Documentary on Myanmar Human Rights

Yawning Bread from Singapore narrates how their group was able to present an award-winning documentary on Myanmar's human rights situation.

Singapore: Health Care System

Diana Saw introduces the positive side of the Singapore health system.

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