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Oddznns

I'e lived all over the world and now am settled in Singapore, Vietnam and Australia. I write about Singapore, South East Asia, in-between culture Asians and the Vietnamese diaspora.

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Haze Chokes Singapore and Malaysia

  24 June 2013

Air quality in Singapore and West Malaysia hit hazardous levels after forest fires swept neighboring Indonesia. It's the worst haze in recent years in Southeast Asia. Malaysia has suspended school in affected states while Singapore advised its citizens to prepare for a prolonged haze. Indonesia has already formally apologized for the haze.

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Will Singapore 2013 Budget Promote ‘Inclusive Society'?

  17 March 2013

Singapore’s 2013 budget certainly tries to give Singaporeans what they have been clamoring for: Stricter limits on foreign labor, carrots and sticks to increase local productivity, a more progressive tax structure, more measures to cool house and car prices. Through the budget, the government wants to establish a more ‘inclusive society’. But will it work?

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Will High Speed Rail Improve Singapore-Malaysia Ties?

  22 February 2013

The Prime Ministers of Malaysia and Singapore announced a high speed train project which will provide a mere 90 minute link between the two countries. The rail link is expected to improve economic and social ties between the two neighbors which used to be part of a single federation.

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Singapore Looks to Bolster Population with Foreigners

  17 February 2013

The government of Singapore has introduced a new plan to increase the population, triggering debate over the value of welcoming more foreigners to solve the country's ageing demographics. Singaporeans are now taking a closer look at what constitutes Singaporean identity.

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