Stories from 14 November 2010
Twitter hashtags #slashing and #369 became trending topics a few days ago. They refer to the slashing incidents in Singapore involving a youth gang called 3-6-9. Netizens are worried and angry over the rising cases of gangster violence in recent weeks.
Bangladesh Corporate Blog criticizes the ailing airlines industry in Bangladesh comparing with the service and growth of Air Asia.
Shahidul Alam shares the bitter experience of waking up early and going to airport to catch a flight of a Bangladeshi airlines- only to find out that the flight shown in the ticket has been closed for a few months.
Several news sites reported that Mehdi Khazali, jailed blogger and physician was released on 200000 dollars bail.
A new advertisement for Vodafone Egypt featuring ninth century Muslim scientist Abbas Ibn Firnas as a mad man who would not surf the internet to see how his attempt to fly would fail has stirred controversy on the Egyptian blogosphere. Eman AbdElRahman and Tarek Amr bring us those reactions.
Photos of North Korea taken by a Russian web designer, has been retweeted by @chakanangma, @demoon84 and many other South Korean Twitterers.
Chris Berthelsen from a-small-lab posted his slides for a workshop titled “Transforming Neighbourhoods – Tokyo/Berlin“, where he investigates the city of Tokyo for hints of “usable cities”.
FreedomFilmFest 2010 in Singapore is the first ever human rights film festival to be held in Singapore. The films to be screened are from Malaysia.
Singapore's Minister Mentor and former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew is rumored to be running again in the coming general elections. Kuan Yew is 87 years old.
This portal contains manifestos, media releases, statements, and blogposts about the social, economic and political issues that will be raised in the next general election in Singapore next year.
Fans tweeting the Pacquaio-Margarito boxing match have dominated the twitter trending topics. The popular hashtags are #pacquiao, #margarito, Mayweather, FILIPINO PRIDE, Congrats Manny, and Pacquiao-Margarito
100 English Dreams is a visual storytelling project by Christiana Aretta in support of the JET program, in which she asked her Japanese elementary school students, “Do you think you will use English in the future and why?”.
She has been in prison for 15 years in the past 21 years, but now she is free at last. Burmese pro-democracy icon and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was released from detention by the military-backed government of Myanmar Saturday afternoon.