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· December, 2011

Stories about Singapore from December, 2011

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Singapore: Is it Flooding, or Just Ponding?

  30 December 2011

Singapore's Public Utilities Board used the term “ponded” rather than "flooded" when heavy rains caused flash floods in various parts of the city last week. The use of the word has led to much scorn and ridicule from Singaporeans online.

Southeast Asia Indie Music

  28 December 2011

Southeast Asia Indie aims “to unite and promote the great indie scenes in the Southeast Asian Region: Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.” It specializes in releasing free digital mp3 compilations and singles that include indie tracks from the region.

Singapore: MP Apologizes Over ‘Racist’ Remark

  25 December 2011

Singapore MP Seng Han Thong issued a statement of apology after it was reported that he cited the poor English proficiency of Indian and Malay staffs for the unpreparedness of the Singapore's Mass Rapid Transport during emergency situations. Many people criticized the comment for its racist undertone.

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Singapore: Train Disruptions Spark Debate

  25 December 2011

Train disruptions marred the operations of Singapore's Mass Rapid Transport this month which inconvenienced thousands of passengers and generated a heated discussion about the quality and efficiency of the country’s transportation system.

Singapore Memory Project

  24 December 2011

irememberSG is part of the Singapore Memory Project, a national initiative to “collect, preserve and provide access to the memories” of a nation which rose to become one of the most prosperous cities in the world.

Singapore: Latest Job Statistics

  16 December 2011

Leong Sze Hian reviews the report published by the Singapore Ministry of Manpower about the latest job, wage, and other economic indicators. The report mentioned that real average monthly earnings fell this year in Singapore

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Singapore: Stories of Migrant Workers

  14 December 2011

The number of foreign workers in Singapore continues to rise but little is known about their working and housing conditions. Curious to know the personal stories of migrant workers in prosperous Singapore, three interns conceptualized the ‘Made by Migrants’ project and documented the daily activities of construction workers for two weeks

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Reactions to SlutWalk Singapore

  6 December 2011

In a rare public assembly, hundreds gathered in support of SlutWalk Singapore and it generated a lively response in the cyberspace. Netizens used the hashtag #slutwalksg to document the event.

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