Singapore: Against Foam Sprays

Attacked by aerosol foam spray and gripped by the fear of being groped by foreign workers during New Year's on Orchard Road, Singapore's Xiaxue starts an online petition to ban them from the city-state.

1 comment

  • […] Recall Xiaxue, who soon after New Year’s 2006 started an online petition to ban aerosol foam sprays from Singapore after unhappy encounters with both foam sprays and Bangladeshi foreign workers on New Year’s Eve? No you don’t. But many Singapore bloggers do. Some have accused her of thinly-veiled racism against South Asians. The controversy continues to reverberate, with recent accusations that she has misused her editorial privileges at Singapore blog aggregator to redact comments critical of her. Last year, Singapore prosecuted several bloggers for racist comments. Unfortunately for Xiaxue, an extremely popular local blogger, she could prove to be a tempting target. […]

Join the conversation

Authors, please log in »


  • All comments are reviewed by a moderator. Do not submit your comment more than once or it may be identified as spam.
  • Please treat others with respect. Comments containing hate speech, obscenity, and personal attacks will not be approved.