Stories about Singapore from January, 2011
Wanted: More Babies Needed in Singapore
Singapore’s total fertility rate has decreased to an all-time low at 1.16 percent. To increase population, the government proposes to increase the number of foreign workers and residents in the prosperous city state. Here are some reactions from the blogosphere
Video: Shoemakers of the World
Today's videos focus on the artisans around the world still making shoes by hand. From Mexico to Japan: we'll take a look at how different shoes, slippers and sandals are made.
Singapore: Online transgender beauty pageant
Tru Me is Singapore's online transgender beauty pageant which will be launched next month.
The last rural village in Singapore
The Long and Winding Road revisits the last rural village in Singapore
Singapore's real economy
Reacting to the high ranking of Singapore in the global index of economic freedom, blogger econospeak insists that the prosperous city state is actually a “curious mixture of socialism and state planning with innovative free market approaches.”
Singapore: National Authentication Framework project
techgoondu previews the National Authentication Framework project of Singapore which will go live later this year. Through a single log in, it allows netizens to carry out online transactions with government services and businesses
Singapore: Salary of foreign maids
kaffein-nated from Singapore discusses the mandated increase in the salary of foreign maids while locals continue to wait for a pay increase.
Singapore: Using social media to promote clean toilets
The Restroom Association Singapore uses various social media tools like twitter, youtube, and facebook to promote cleaner public toilets in Singapore.
Southeast Asia: Review of 2010
Here are the top stories in the Southeast Asia region in 2010 as reported by the Southeast Asia team of Global Voices.