· August, 2011

Stories about Singapore from August, 2011

Cambodia’s Sand Pirates

  31 August 2011

Residents in a Cambodian province complain against the negative impact of sand dredging in their area. Tons of sand from Cambodia are allegedly shipped to Singapore which are used to build beach resorts.

Singapore Elects New President

  28 August 2011

Dr Tony Tan was elected Singapore's seventh president on August 27 with a winning margin of only 7,269 votes. This was enough to beat the three other candidates in Singapore’s first presidential election in 18 years.

Singapore’s Curry Solidarity

  24 August 2011

Netizens reacted strongly to the news that an Indian family in Singapore has agreed not to cook curry after their newly arrived neighbors from China complained to authorities about the smell. To show solidarity to all Singaporeans who love curry, a “Cook A Pot of Curry Day” event was organized last Sunday

Singapore: Foreign Maids are Happy?

  16 August 2011

Yawning Bread posts some questions to the survey conducted by Singapore's Ministry of Manpower about the situation of foreign maids and workers in the city. The survey showed that most maids are happy working in Singapore.

Malaysian Football Website Hacked

  13 August 2011

A Malaysian football website, Ultras Malaya, was hacked by an angry Singaporean fan after Singapore's football team lost to Malaysia in a World Cup qualifying round.

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