May 27, 2008
Simon Tay said:
The regional Indonesian assembly of Batam threatens to block the gas flow pipes from ConocoPhilips via Batam to Singapore unless Perusahaan Gas Negara (PGN) normalizes gas supply to the industrial island. "We and the people of Batam will block gas flow to Singapore,"
Recommended by simontay78: "If this article is real and possible...that means all Singaporean must at least prepare of a possible blackout coming soon in June 2008. If it does not happens...great....but if it did happened then I won't be able to sleep well without telling everyone about it."
May 16, 2008
Good Morning Yesterday said:
2SIR made no contact with the Indonesians for about a week. However, unknowingly the Indonesians were tailing one of the SIR sections. Not finding them for a week, that section grew tired and went for a bath at one of the nearby Kota Tinggi streams. Everybody left their weapons at the riverbank with no personnel on sentry-duty.
Recommended by tinkertailor: "This is why your rifle has to be with you at all times, when you're in the army."
January 16, 2008
Choo Zheng Xi said:
“I think the people of Indonesia are lucky. They had a general in charge, had a team of competent administrators including a very good team of economists.”
MM Lee wasn’t lying. After all, Indonesia did grow economically, so Indonesians could consider themselves lucky.
I guess you could consider yourself lucky if you weren’t Chinese Indonesian.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Suharto is a corrupt, cruel, murderous albeit economically successful dictator, period."
June 10, 2007
Meet the 12 mavericks who will go all the way to the equator, paddle actually. The team of 12 will go an expedition ‘Paddle For Earth” on 21 July, 2007 . The expedition will start at Sentosa-Equator-Sentosa, covering 250 miles, 40 miles everyday.
March 08, 2007
It is the sms sex advice service that brings Dr Love to Indonesia. Soon he’ll be launching the service in Indonesia and at the launch phase of the service he’ll have about 20 top Indonesian sex doctors responding to sms questions about sex. Indonesia’s the fourth market he’ll be penetrating. He’s already launched the service in Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Recommended by preetamrai: "Reactions from Indonesia on Singapore's Dr. Love's plans for Indonesia. "
February 11, 2007
The Economist has an article that talks about Singapore, "the rich little place that the others love to hate".
Despite 40 years of expressing fraternal warmth at meetings of the Association of South-East Asian Nations, the region's leaders never miss an opportunity to pick a fight with Singapore.Link
December 16, 2006
JAKARTA/SINGAPORE, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Indonesia’s anti-monopoly agency may investigate whether the country’s top mobile operators used their dominant market position to fix prices and block rivals.
A complaint received by the agency specifically targets Singapore state investment arm Temasek, which owns stakes in both PT Telekomunikasi Selular (Telkomsel) and PT Indosat . The allegations, denied by Indosat, follow pressure from Indonesian politicians on Singapore to divest its stakes in the country’s telecoms industry and as other potential telecoms groups have expressed an interest in investing in the sector.
Senior officials at the Business Competition Supervisory Commission (KPPU) told Reuters on Tuesday a complaint had been filed against Temasek and its units, Singapore Telecommunications and ST Telemedia, for suspected violation of Indonesia’s competition law.
Recommended by at82: "Accountability & transparency anyone?"
October 16, 2006
"Singaporeans are always picking on us because they're so rich and think they're so powerful," said Indonesian minister Bibi Osman, putting on a military-style gas mask, "As a matter in fact, Singaporeans should be appreciative of what we're doing for them! It brings some excitement to their otherwise mundane lives, and also gives them something to care about, which they are clearly lacking in." Mr Osman also pointed out that the increase in occurance of respiratory illnesses also represented a significant boost in revenue for the medical industry.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "This is a pretty funny take on the haze situation. It's true. Indonesia needs to do something, and Singaporeans need to lighten up."
November 29, 2005
Budi Rahardjo said:
My daughter is going to school in Singapore. She's got a scholarship. I am going to talk about education later on, but this time I want to talk about our trip to Singapore. We decided to go to Singapore together as a family (the four of us: my wife, my daughter, my son, and myself). For the next few entries, I am going to talk about my experience in Singapore. I've been to Singapore quite a few times actually. But, they were kind of spread over time (since 1982, I think) and I didn't put an effort to observe things. This time, I want to observe. So, enjoy the story ...
Recommended by tinkertailor: "An Indonesian man talks about his 3-day Singapore visit. He makes quite a few interesting observations, which Singaporeans often miss or take for granted. Required reading if you're from the Tourism Board."