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· June, 2010

Stories about Singapore from June, 2010

Singapore: Swiss national to be caned for train vandalism

A Swiss IT consultant in Singapore was sentenced to three strokes of the cane and five months in prison after he pleaded guilty to breaking into a Singapore train depot...

Singapore: No to caning

Spotlight on Singapore is against the punishment of caning. Recently, a foreigner who was found guilty of vandalizing a train in Singapore was sentenced to 5 months in jail and...

Worldwide: The oil spills that don't make the news

The tragic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has the world's attention on the devastation that badly managed oil extraction can bring. However, in some places around the world,...

Singapore: Tax on church groups

Recognizing that many church groups are establishing various business establishments, Irreligious from Singapore asks whether it is right to exempt church groups from paying taxes.

Singapore: Government steps up anti-littering drive

Despite the strict laws against littering in Singapore, the number of offenders still went up in recent years prompting the government to intensify its anti-litter campaign. A more aggressive shame...

Singapore: Town Council report questioned

Gerald Giam from Singapore questions the accuracy of a local Town Council report approved by the government.

Remembering the 1969 Singapore great flood

As parts of Singapore were submerged in floodwaters a few days ago, The Long and Winding Road recalls the great flood of 1969 in Singapore.

Singapore: Youth Olympic Games

The first Youth Olympic Games will take place in Singapore on August. Young athletes – aged between 14 and 18 years – will compete in 26 sports events.

Singapore: Swiss national charged over train vandalism

A Swiss national was charged with vandalism after he was accused of spray-painting a graffiti on one of the trains of Singapore Mass Rapid Transit. Vandalism in Singapore is punishable...

Singapore: Social media usage

Social media sites are gaining popularity in Singapore. In fact, they have more visitors than search websites, as reported by Jon Russell

Singapore: Pink Dot 2010

More than 4,000 Singaporeans gathered at Hong Lim Park to make a large human pink dot to celebrate love regardless of sexual orientation. It is Singapore’s biggest LGBT parade.

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