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Preetam Rai · January, 2007

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 January, 2007

Philippines: Taho Seller

Senor Enrique in Manila introduces us to Jun, a Taho seller. Taho is a popular sweet snack in Philippines and it is made with bean curd, liquefied raw sugar and...

Myanmar: Inle Lake

Bangkok Dazed takes us to Inle Lake, one of Myanmar's popular tourist destination. Inle Lake is a large fresh water lake in Shan state.

Malaysia: We Are Not Liars

Lucia Lai takes offence at her prime minister using the term “lairs” to describe bloggers who write negative posts about his leadership. “anyway, what is a lie? how do you...

Malaysia: Upgrading to Vista

Life in a Cube wonders if he should upgrade his computer to the latest operating system from Microsoft. The blogger offers tips to others who might be thinking of upgrading.

Malaysia: Airline Fuel Surcharge

The blogger at Cakap Tak Serupa Bikin is asking the Malaysian Airlines to emulate other airlnes from the region and do away with the fuel surcharge as oil prices have...

Philippines: Blogparteeh07 Images

Drivebyshooter has posted pictures from the recent Blogparteeh07 event in Manila.

East Timor: Foreign Police and Peace Keepers

Beyond Teresa feels that criticism of international military and police forces that they act like they are on vacation in East Timor is wrong. “From a sociological and psychological point...

Malaysia: Cruel Joke on Flood Victims

The 4896 blog talks about a cruel joke that a donor played on the flood victims in Malaysia.

Philippines: Blog Parteeh 2007

Janette Toral congratulates the organisers of the latest Blogger's event in Philippines. The bloggers also lists what she achieved at the event.

Thailand: Thai Style Ministry of Culture in the US

Chani, a Thailand native living in the US, writes about the new Thai governement's campaign aimed at youngsters to improve their morals. The blogger asks if a similar effort would...

Malaysia: Supporting The Bloggers

Ahfook in Malaysia is lists blog posts in support of the two bloggers who are being sued by a newspaper. The newspaper claims that the two bloggers have defamed the...

Indionesia: Speeding up Economic Growth

Sarapan Ekonomy says cutting red tape is a sure fire way of accelerating Indonesia's economic growth in his post comparing the economies of China, India and Indonesia.

Indonesia: Movie on Bali Bombing

The Swanker talks about a new movies on the event related to the Bali Bombings of 2002 has just been released in Indonesia. The blogger says “In a majority-Muslim country,...

Malaysia: Helping Flood Victims

Kenny Sia is asking his readers to assist in the flood relief efforts in Southern Malaysia. “Getting hit by the flood is bad, but getting hit by the flood twice...

Laos: Revisiting Laotian Modern History

The New Mandala links to a story from from the Boston Phoenix about the conflict in Lao between the US backed Lao Army forces and North Vietnamese backed Phathet Lao....

Malaysia: Prime Minister Comments on Blogger's Responsibilities

Unspun posts a part of Malaysian prime minister Abdullah Badawi's recent speech where the prime minister stressed that the bloggers are subject to the laws of the country.

Cambodia: Paying Fair Wages

Diana at Cambodia Calling compares her life in her former home Singapore to her current home Cambodia. The blogger also describes why her company, a garment manufacturing unit, believes in...

Myamar: South Africa's Support for Burmese UN Vote

New Mandala highlights South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu's remarks on his government's vote against the US and British backed UN Security Council resolution on Myanmar.

Malaysia: Foreign Students

Rajan counters fellow Malaysian blogger Rauff's comments against foreign students. Rauff suggests that foreign students increase social problems and local kids would learn from them. Rajan says foreign students “add...

Vietnam: Visiting Hue

Virtual Doug gives us a pictorial tour of the alleys in Hue, the former royal capital city of Vietnam.

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