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Preetam Rai · November, 2006

I am an educator and technologist always on the move. Working on bringing Africa and Asia closer.

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Latest posts by Preetam Rai from November, 2006

Malaysia: Violent Demolition

Ktemoc writes about the callousness shown by authorities in demolishing a village and a place of worship within it. “But what was typical was the brutal suppression of the villagers...

Philippines: Typhoon Misses Manila

Torn and Frayed in Manila reports that the thyphoon Renming has spared Manila and veered south.

Malaysia: Teaching Arabic in Schools

The EducationMalaysia blogs writes why students are leaving national schools for already overcrowded vernacular schools. “Now, even as mother tongue programmes have yet to be fully implemented in the schools,...

Pacific Islands: Increasing Chinese Influence

Alext at Golublog:An Anthropology blog points to an article that talks about growing involvement of China and Chinese businesses in Pacific Islands.

Singapore: Kampung Days Food Packaging

Lam Chun See in Singapore remembers the traditional food packaging once used in Singapore.

Cambodia: Kite Weilding Terrorists?

Details are Sketchy writes about the ridiculous comments made by Cambodian information minister supporting the police confiscation of kites from protesters who were planning to fly them in front of...

Philippines: Another Typhoon Heading Towards Manila

Connie Veneracion is preparing for typhoon Reming that is expected to hit Manila tomorrow. Her children draw up an interesting list of emergency supplies that they might need.

Malaysia: Incomplete Training Program

The Malaysian agrees with Malaysian higher education minister on the plan to send Malaysian IT graduates to India for training but feels that the duration of the stay could be...

East Timor: East Timor Survival Guide

Via Dili-gence comes this post by Teresa that has a comprehensive guide for newly arrived people in East Timor.

Cambodia: Cambodia's Rabbi

Arie meets the first and only native rabbi in Cambodia.”Jewish? In Phnom Penh? Adollah would like to meet you. He's very friendly, free with his blessings, and he may be...

Brunei: Bomb Scare at the Airport

Our Local Style in Brunei is happy that the authorities are serious about airport security. Brunei's main airport was closed for two and half hours after an alert passenger notices...

Thailand: Black May Video

New Mandala links to a video from May 1992 that shows Thai soldiers kicking and beating people who were protesting against the government then. The soldiers were under the ultimate...

Indonesia: Expensive Wheels

Indcoup wonders how Indonesian armed forces is able to afford expensive vehicles for its staff while it has no money for more important purchases.

Vietnam: Vietnamese Youth

Antidote to Burnout gets treated for his birthday by his young students in Vietnam and reflects on the future of Vietnam.

Myanmar: Graduation Ceremony

Dawn describes the unique graduation ceremony in Myanmar. “Myanmar graduation ceremonies are different from western ones. There are two days: rehearsal day and the actual ceremony day. I don't know...

Thailand: Making Tom Yam Soup

Realthai has a generously illustrated post describing the preparation of popular Thai Tom Yam Kung.

Online Life in Singapore

Decent broadband Infrastructure and familiarity with online technologies makes Singaporeans avid experimenters of emerging technological trends. It is not uncommon to find Singaporean blogger topping Technorati's listing once every couple...

Thailand: Thai Bridge Blogger Translates Intellectual's Book

Thai bridge bogger at has translated thai intellectual Dr. Nidhi Eoseewong‘s book titled “The Culture of Poverty” from Thai to English. The blogger offers the translation as a free...

Thailand: Unknown Fruit

The bloggers at Eating Asia discover a new fruit in the streets of Chiang Mai. “Two days later our 60 baht-a-kilo dien taw was ‘very, very’ soft and ready to...

Cambodia: Meeting a Legend

Vireak has a chance encounter with a legendary Khmer dancer. “Neak Kru Em Theay was one of the most famous dancers of the Royal Palace during the 50s to 70s....

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