Stories about Singapore from July, 2011
Should Singapore Nationalize its Transport System?
The petition of Singapore’s private transport operators for a fare increase has sparked a debate on whether it's time to nationalize the country's transportation system. Bloggers react to the proposal to create a National Transport Corporation
Murdoch Hails Singapore Model But Local Netizens Disagree
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has told British members of parliament that the Singapore model of paying high salaries to politicians should be emulated to curb corruption. Here is the reaction from Singapore netizens.
Singapore's old playgrounds
just rambling creates a google map of Singapore's old playgrounds.
Singapore: How to elect a female president
Grace Ke of the Association of Women for Action and Research explains why it's almost impossible to elect a female president in Singapore.
Singapore: Manager is now a taxi driver
Singapore-Lighthouse reacts to the story about a manager who became a taxi driver in Singapore and links it to the rising unemployment problem in the city state.
Singapore: Supertrees design in new project
Barry Smyth hails the Supertrees design in the Gardens by the Bay project of Singapore. Supertrees are tree-like structures with heights that range between 25 and 50 meters and they will dominate Singapore's new downtown area.
Singapore: Popular primary schools versus neighbourhood schools
While many Singaporean parents are scrambling to enroll their children in popular primary schools, Yee Jenn Jong lists a few advantages of neighbourhood schools and bats for a true holistic education.
Owls of Singapore
According to the blog of Celebrating Singapore's Biodiversity 2010, ten species of owl have been recorded in Singapore. Unfortunately for Harry Potter fans, all but one of the owl species featured in the Harry Potter movies are not found in Singapore
Singapore City circa 1957
A youtube video uploaded by travelfilmarchive documents life in Singapore in 1957