Stories about Singapore from August, 2010
Durian is the ‘king of fruits’ in Southeast Asia. It is known for its strong smell and taste which are appreciated and detested at the same time by many people. In this post, bloggers from the region share their ‘durian stories.’
Singaporean food blogger, Brad Lau, was accused by a restaurant of bad behavior when he and his friends initially refused to pay for the food they ordered. The incident sparked a heated online debate about the ethics of food blogging.
Siew Kum Hong criticizes the absolute implementation of the ban on eating and drinking inside the trains of Singapore. The ban it seems is also applied on babies drinking milk.
Madina Kucheryavenko (aka LJ user ilgirino [RUS]) will become the first Russian blogger officially accredited for 2010 Youth Olympic Games [EN] after she won the special contest [RUS].
A series of freak floods hit Singapore in the past month which is unprecedented for a city state widely recognized as an urban paradise. Residents are angry and they want answers for the apparent lack of government preparation and response during the flooding disaster. Bloggers share their reactions
Furry Brown Dog analyzes the GDP numbers of Singapore and proposes a more accurate indicator to measure the country's economic growth
Sam Ho reacts to the suggestion of former Singapore Prime Minister to remove the retirement age so that ‘active seniors’ can continue to work.
Abhijit at Blowing In The Wind informs that the proportion of Indians in Singapore has increased to 353,000, which is about 9.2 per cent of the population.