I am an educator and technologist always on the move. Working on bringing Africa and Asia closer.
Latest posts by Preetam Rai from June, 2006
Vietnam: Street Food
Blogger Vietnamese God takes refuge in a Saigon street side eatery to escape the rain and ends up trying Grilled beef rolled in La Lot leaves.
Philippines: Get Happy, Get Babies
Dr. Emer at parallel universes blog is asking Filipino couple who are having a hard time having children to relax. The blogger is pointing to a news article that claims that relaxing and lowering stress helps. The bloggers also talks about the high fertility rate in the Philippines. A comment...
Cambodia: Blogger's Meetup
Wanna introduces fellow Cambodian bloggers he metup with in Phnom Penh.
Brunei: Thai and Brunei Royals
Our Local Style in Brunei compares two news stories relating to the royalty in two South East Asian countries – one from Thailand where the people are celebrating the 60th anniversary of the King's rune and another from Brunei where three locals are facing a charge of sedition for using...
Malaysia: Continue the Reforms
Former Malaysian prime-minister Mahathir is criticising the policies of the current prime minister Badawi (also known as Pak Lah). Nik Nazmi in Malaysia talks about continuing the reforms and forging consensus among Malaysians. He says “Going back entirely to the Dr. M model however is economically unsustainable, and will be...
Singapore: New Mobile Language
Tinkertailer goes to a trade show and discoveres a new mobile phone language developed by an Israeli company.
Malaysia: Going Rubber Tapping
Ktemoc takes a break from serious commentary on his blog and remembers a rubber tapping experience from his younger days. “Unc assigned me to a young lady instead of a man that I expected. She would call for me at 4-ish. “But Unc, don’t they tap in the morning?” He...
Philippines: Bad Customer Experience
Senor Enrique in Manila encounters and outsmarts a store that is ripping customers off with its refund policies.
Myanmar: Why Blog?
Mady June in Myanmar explains why she got into blogging. Myanmar and neighboring Lao have lower number of Internet users compared to other South East Asian countries. Most of the visible Myanmar bloggers live outside the country.
Cambodia: Teacher's Strike
Vutha in Cambodia reports that the government is not allowing the teachers demanding higher pay to hold a protest strike. Commenting a government officials callous statement on the teacher's salaries, Vutha writes “What he said about raising the high salary is what is unbelievable. It meant that government have no...
Aung San Suu Kyi's Birthday in Detention
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AUNG SAN SUU KYI Originally uploaded by Ennor. As Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi spends yet another birthday in detention, online users are marking her birthday. Dr. Tyza at Burma Digest says We are celebrating you birthday all over the world. We, the citizens of the...
Indonesia: Australia-Indonesia Relation
Fabian Foo at Macam-Macam blog is asking if Australia is appeasing Indonesia.
East Timor: Back Underwater
The blogger at Timor-Leste's Underwater Wonderland is back diving after a month of chaos that disrupted day to day life and tourism.
Singapore: Blogger being investigated for anti-Christian cartoons
Cemgen has a post on a Singapore bloggers, who is being investigated by the authorities for posting anti-Christian cartoon on his blog. The blogger claims that he posted the cartoons to provoke a fundamentalist. “If he wanted to put the supposed narrow-minded intolerant “fundy” in his place, he could have...
Philippines: Fast Food and Health
Dr. Emer at Parallel Universes talks about a consumer group in the US suing a fast food chain for using oil with trans fatty acids that might cause coronary heart diseases. The blogger, concerned about health issues observes the popularity of the same chain in Philippines and says “As they...
Singapore: Online Auctions
Indi at indirani.net is asking the Singapore government to regulate how buyers and sellers behave on online auctions. “I am saying this because 99.9% Singaporeans tends to perfectly obey what the government instructs them to do so and what better way than to ask the Singapore government to help us...
Laos: Preparing Banana Leaves
Manivan Larprom at Thai & Lao Food Blog has instruction on how to prepare banana leaves for wrapping traditional Thai and Lao food.
Cambodia: Ramvong – Ramvong Disco in London
Andy Brouwer points to an Ramvong Disco being organized in London. For people who don't have experience with this traditional Cambodian Dance, Andy posts a diagram of hand/feet movements to get one started.
Malaysia: Serpent Valley
Malaysian blogger Alvin Lim points to an article about an archeological site in Malaysia that was seat of a pre-islamic civilization.
Cambodia: World Cup Woes
Vutha in Cambodia discusses the seedier side effect of World Cup – gambling. “Bet on footbal was a driven force to make my youngest brother to drop out school and sold his motocycle for betting football match. Before this problem happened I always told him to stop betting football. One...
Singapore: Singapore-Australia Relations
Serendipity points to an article on Singapore's Prime Minister's visit to Australia and hopes that relations will improve after the low point last year when Singapore hanged an Australian who was convicted of smuggling heroin.