Preetam Rai · June, 2006

Latest posts by Preetam Rai from June, 2006

Myanmar: Google Blocked?

  30 June 2006

Search Engine Journal links to a Times of India report that mentions Myanmar's blocking of Google's search engine and email service. Referring to China, where Google started a censored local service, the editor of Search Engine Journal says “I highly doubt, in this situation, that the blocking of Google...

Philippines: Tourism in Philippines

  30 June 2006

The blogger at pinoysphere invites reader to check out a Philippines tourism video. The bloggers wonders why Philippines does not feature in people's travel plans. “Asian tourist destinations usually featured in Swiss travel brochures and catalogues include Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, India, and even Laos and Cambodia. The Philippines, inhabited...

Thailand: Persistence Pays

  30 June 2006

Boon, a recent graduate in Thailand is happy that he stuck by his decision to study a tougher engineering subject even though initially he wanted to switch over to easier alternatives.

Vietnam: Hanoi Food

  30 June 2006

Noodlepie asks if there is a single Saigonese who loves Hanoi food and manages to stir up an interesting debate.

Thailand: Thai Politics

  28 June 2006

Thai Politiks talks about the recent happening in Thai politics. Some political parties are facing disbandment because of election violations. The bloggers asks ” If the major parties are disbanded, there would obviously be almost impossible to have the general election in October as set by the Election Commission. So...

Laos: Visiting Luang Prabang

  28 June 2006

The people at Brett & Angie's Asian Adventure blog post pictures of Luang Prabang, the former capital city of Lao. They write “Having spent 7 days here, I can honestly say that this is our favourite town in SE Asia so far. The beautiful night market, the stunning Wats, the...

Singapore: Launching Singapore Angle

  28 June 2006 has a post by Kevin on the launch of a new political blog in Singapore called The author of the post hopes that this blog grows into a local version of The Huffington Post.

Malaysia: Cellphone Airtime Scam

  28 June 2006

Adam at ah ok lah! writes about a new cellphone airtime scam that Malaysian are encountering. He also posts a Malaysian version of a popular email scam.

Cambodia: NGO Woes

  28 June 2006

Vutha in Cambodia writes about conflicts and internal disputes within NGOs operating in Cambodia. HE says “I have worked with NGOs for more than 3 years. I observed that there are more problems happening in those institutions by some factors such as leaders’ poor management, nepotism, lack of transperancy of...

Singapore: Dragon Boat Race

  28 June 2006

The blogger at Good Morning Yesterday talks about the Dragon Boat Festival in Singapore and posts videos of couple of dragonboat racing training sessions.

Thailand: Street Elephants

  27 June 2006

The blogger at My Thailand Diary encounters elephants in Chiang Mai city and wonders if elephants belong to the jungle or the city.

Philippines: Freshmen in Campus

  27 June 2006

The new school term has started in Philippines and Rex at the King of Chocolates blog encounters freshmen on his campus. The blogger welcomes the freshies and remembers his first day at the campus.

Malaysia: Dissapointing Answers from the PM

  26 June 2006

Malaysian politician and blogger Lim Kit Siang has five reasons for feeling disappointed at the Malaysian prime minister's response to his question on the implementation of the independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission

Indonesia: Papua's Economy

  26 June 2006

The blogger at Sarapan Ekonomy asks who is to blame for Papua's low economic growth. Papua is a mineral rich province in Eastern Indonesia.

Malaysia: Visiting Kuching

  23 June 2006

Wendy at My Food for Thots is visiting Kuching, the capital of Malaysia's Sarawak state and writes about her first day there.

Philippines: Metro Manila Google Earth Images

  23 June 2006

Urbano dela Cruz is excited by Google Earth's recent updates to Metro Manila images. The blogger links to a Wiki titled Google Earth Philippines where he is inviting others to add more information to the maps.

Singapore: Bollywood Dancing

  21 June 2006

Pari at Daisyinthesdust blog is talking about her Bollywood dancing experience. “Thoughts of performing the kinds of dance moves I see in Bollywood movies threatened to leave me in hysterics. I like the style as it is carefree and leaves a lot to self-expression rather than precision. Trouble is that...

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