May 31, 2010
The hint of trouble was when TOC started doing lifestyle stories, including articles by a SEXologist... Temasek Review on the other hand was smarter. They grabbed people by the eyeballs early on, and then moved into more serious political commentary. The Apprentice is now the Master.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "A slightly weird analysis of two big political blogs The Online Citizen and Temasek Review. Looks at how sex sells, and how sex gives insight into these blogs."
December 21, 2009
Singapore Short Stories said:
As the year draws to a close in less than a week’s time, let us recall some of the important and sensational events, which occur in Singapore’s Blogosphere in year 2009.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Useful summary of what 2009 has meant to the blogging world. Have you missed any event? Read this post."
December 14, 2009
Temasek Review said:
Ms Jayne Goh made headlines this year with the setting up of the Association of Blogger ostensibly to “educate” bloggers on responsible blogging.
The association drew flak from the online community with many bloggers expressing scepticism about the organisation, questioning its purpose and leadership.
It was boycotted by most major blogs including the Temasek Review.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Ironic that founder of Singapore Bloggers Association wanted to promote responsible blogging, but ended up defaming people and being sued."
December 14, 2009
Pat Law said:
Entrenched in the local blogosphere six feet under, I vehemently disagree to the generalization of Singapore blogs as herewith subjectively criticized by the skeptics. Yet, I recognize that in this world we live in, Perception is Truth. There is truth in what the skeptics are saying but I reckon that the fundamental problem we have here is awareness. I’d bet you a round of beer than you won’t imagine the blogs listed below being from Singapore. Or at very least, most of them.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "High traffic blogs from Singapore that many Singaporeans don't know about. (Note: most of them are design related)"
December 14, 2009
This group was created in response to a comment by well known American blogger, Michael Arrington. In a blog entry, he claimed that Singaporean blogs are (largely) controlled by the government. [...] it is more likely that there are many more Singaporean blogs that are NOT controlled by the government [...].
Recommended by yuhui: "We need to educate people from around the world about the independence of our Singapore blogosphere!"
August 15, 2009
Mingjie Cai said:
Probably the only taxi driver in this world with a PhD from Stanford and a proven track record of scientific accomplishments, I have been forced out of my research job at the height of my scientific career, and unable to find another one, for reasons I can only describe as something "uniquely Singapore". As a result, I am driving taxi to make a living and writing these real life stories just to make the dull job a little more interesting. I hope that these stories are interesting to you too.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Stories and musings from an Stanford PhD and IMCB researcher turned taxi driver."
August 01, 2009
Singapore Blog Awards said:
Participating bloggers include three finalists in the Best Modelling Blog category, Celestina Tiew, Miyake Maggie Ng and Naomi Liu.
Customers can contribute $2 for a chance to throw balls and dunk these ladies into the water. All proceeds will be channelled to the Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund. For every donation made, customers will also increase their chances to win a pair of tickets to Tokyo.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Something fresh! Bloggers do their part to raise money for charity by getting wet."
July 25, 2009
Fauzi Rassull is a slim 20-year-old blogger, popular among Singapore's fashionable youngsters, who flaunts his 1.73-metre (5-foot 8-inch), 60-kilogram (132-pound) frame in glamour shots splashed on his sites.
Followers share tips on eating and Fauzi himself swears by his regimen of two meals a day consisting of bread, instant noodles and salad.
Thanks in part to anti-fat advocates like Fauzi, thin is in among Singapore teens and young adults, but experts warn that the fad is behind a worrying spike in the number of people developing eating disorders.
June 25, 2009
I was actually quite surprised that my tech blog was selected as one of the finalists in the second Singapore Blog Awards without even doing any promotion on Twitter, Facebook or even my huge network of local friends. Most of my friends said that I will definitely win the SG Blog Awards but I cannot guarantee the success. One of my adult friend even told me that “The Blog Awards need me more than I need them.” Well, this seems quite true but I still want to win to attract more local readers to my blog.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Read the full interview. This 15 year old may be Singapore's top twitter user, but his attitude is really too cocky. Is this how our youths are brought up to be like these days - cocky and arrogant?"
June 05, 2009
Hri Kumar said:
My suggestion in Parliament last week to allow the PM to appoint Ministers from outside the pool of MPs has attracted support, criticism and speculation.
Some people speculated I was putting forward the suggestion on someone else's instructions. That is not how things work. No one tells me what to say or vets my speeches. The first time the leaders knew of my speech was when they heard me in Parliament.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "PAP MP puts forward case for unelected cabinet ministers."
May 30, 2009
In order of the vote counts, from the highest to the lowest to date (27 May 2009): 1. Mas Selamat Kastari’s Escape 2. Dawn Yang vs Xiaxue 3. Singapore Flyer Breakdown 4. Lee Bee Wah and the 2008 Olympics, Singapore Table Tennis Team 5. ACJC Birthday Hazing Incident
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "LOL~ Lee Bee Wah is number 4. With the current turn of event, she should be on her way to number 1 by the end of the polling?"
April 05, 2009
The Banzai! Effect said:
Shiro went to the first ever Kuro Bara event last Saturday over at Liang Court, Singapore. Didn’t have high expectations for it, but surprisingly it was decent and the turnout for it was quite good.
extract from shiro: Indoor lighting was good enough for casual photo taking, and yes the air-con ftw, so nothing to complain about. The few reasons I went is because quite a number of my friends are going, and the gig I’m going to cover later that night is relatively near, at Substation to be exact.
Recommended by oOgA: "photos are good, take with Nikon D300"
March 19, 2009
Singapore enquirer said:
The Singapore government’s relationship with an increasingly critical blogosphere is tenuous at best if not outright antagonistic. For a long time, it is contented to leave internet chatter on its own believing that it will have little influence at the national level as long it is restricted to cyberspace.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "No need to use REACH liao."
March 15, 2009
On the 02/03/2009, I was picked up from my house at about 11am by 4 persons who identified themselves as CID.They claimed they were investigating a post on Molotov Cocktails that I had posted on the forum Stomp. With regards to this particular allegation, I wish to state that I had posted an article on Molotov Cocktails on Stomp sometime late last year. The article was copied and pasted from Wikipedia, and was posted up for information value due to its appearance in the popular game Left 4 Dead. 2-3 weeks AFTER I posted the article, the MP Seng Han Thong got burnt. Apparently, someone made a police report that I had instigated the old man to burn the MP, via posting that article.
I was driven back to Cantonment Complex and subjected to an interrogation by these persons. Chief among them was 1 who identified himself as Sebastian, supposedly from the ISD.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Would there be a show of solidarity with PoThePanda in the SG blogosphere? I think not. To those who claimed to "celebrate bloggers' independent voices" (Blogout! ’09), "dedicated to protecting its members" (Association of Bloggers (Singapore)) — are you now going to swallow your own slogans?"
February 24, 2009
The Digital Movement said:
Blogout! ’09 aims to help make sense of the social media landscape in Singapore. It is an event to celebrate bloggers' independent voices, emergent forms of social, web technology, to create change for their organizations, communities and society. Featuring top speakers Jon Yongfook of Open Source Food, Joel Postman of Socialized PR and Melvin Yuan of Waggener Edstrom
Recommended by suyuen: "This is an event that will be especially beneficial to both corporates and individual bloggers who are looking to use social media as a means of financial gain and marketing. Thought it'd be especially useful now that we are in the times of economic turmoil. "
January 29, 2009
And so I am taking my leave from the protem committee of ABS. I have gleaned many life lessons from this episode, which I will pen here in the near future to share with all.
Indeed it had been an eye opener that cannot be bought.
What is my reason for stepping down? Is it the backlash from some bloggers? Is it due to misunderstandings? Is it the heat that got to me?
I can say with confidence that it is not. I had already said so earlier on - I will step down after I had done what I should do as this is a protem committee after all. And so I am doing so to spend more time with my family and new work projects.
It has been a good journey - besides the valuable knowledge and experience, looking at things from different perspectives, conversations with different people, it’s also a litmus test of genuine friendship and respect.
Having said that, I hope readers can understand that I will not answer any official questions on behalf of ABS and to respect that it is an issue of honor and integrity not to reveal internal communications.
I would also like to take this chance to thank everyone for being so patient and for the great conversations we had in the earlier post.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Also read Nicole's post: http://nicole.sg/archives/henceforth-i-take-my-leave/ and Endoh's post: http://www.mr-endoh.com/blogosphere/stepping-away/#more-1236
Last than a week and the protem committee lost 3 key members - vice-president, events director and IT officer. Very united indeed. "
January 20, 2009
Association of Bloggers (Singapore) is a non-profit association. It is dedicated to promoting, protecting and educating its members; supporting the development of blogging as new media. I hope eventually it can help to provide legal assistance to bloggers too. It is a professional body for bloggers in Singapore.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Go and join if you are a Singapore blogger."
December 02, 2008
Bloggers' Noticeboard said:
This form is for those who would like to be part of the 2009 Blogger Calendar Project which Pat Law suggested and Willy Foo will be doing the shoots. A group shot of all bloggers whose birthday fall in that month will be shot and your face will appear on the page for the month. It'll be a fun project!
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Open to all bloggers in Singapore. Now you can camwhore on a calendar, not just on your blog! :)"
November 21, 2008
It has been quite some time since the 1st September BETA launch. We have added new features (such as Shop Bulletins, Help & FAQ, User search, Polls and more) to the shopping review portal and also upgraded many of the existing features (shop display, links to shop, editing profile, forums, reviews and more). Now it’s time for our official launch from testing phrase, to the open-to-public!
August 20, 2008
Simon Tay said:
Obviously he did not calculate the ERP charges that taxed taxi riders that are currently charged ERP fees! The middle class can now OWN cars with huge installment to pay and they will choose not to drive to "save on cost".
PM Lee mentioned that people should Remove the food tray after your meal in food court and I will add to that that we should even clean the table with our own wet tissue.
We don't return our plates it's because FREEDOM allows us to do that and there is NO LAW that indicate that we must return our plates. If the law says it's ILLEGAL to leave the plates on the table after a meal then WE ARE LITERALLY IN PRISON.
PM Says that there will be more help, schemes for women to encourage babies. What about reducing stressful working lifestyles and reducing number of working hours to increase work - life balance.
Recommended by simontay78: "It's the truth and sincere counter claims on what the PM is trying to convince the locals on political issues."