May 18, 2007
it’s alarming to learn that such pieces of Angkor Wat were on eBay for sale. It’s also interesting to note that the seller is based in Thailand and the goods are in Singapore - the two countries in SEA which have not been signatory to the 1970 UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Part of a larger picture, especially the part about Singapore not being a signatory to the 1970 UNESCO Convention. Singapore is notorious as a hub for the trade in looted and smuggled antiquities, and a number of antique stores in Singapore carry sell artefacts from Cambodia which have been exported illegally."
December 31, 2006
This presentation style was driven in when I went to watch Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker with the family of the Deputy Provost of Wharton, Janice Bellace, who is also the founding President of the Singapore Management University, by the Pennsylvania Ballet. Janice is incredibly knowledgeable and knows everything from Tsarist history to Philadelphian history to human rights and international law.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "The founding president of SMU talks about ballet to a student."
October 04, 2005
Penniless in Singapore said:
So basically we wanted to see for ourselves how 'generous'; Singaporeans are. It is a topic well-discussed and well-debated, by just about everyone from politicians to heartland aunties. However, we wanted to do some "hands-on"; research and took it upon ourselves to put Singaporeans to the test. Furthermore, we wanted to see just how prejudiced Singaporeans are. Are men more willing to help pretty bimbos? Do pathetic-looking students garner more sympathy from stress-ridden Singaporeans? What about gays- are Singaporeans really homophobic?
Recommended by cowboycaleb: "Penniless in Singapore was a project conceived by 7 SMU students- Daphne Lin, Charmian Kok, Danielle Chow, Nur Diyana Bte Mohd Yusoff, Yan Wei Qi, Clint Gono and Allan Wang as a part of their Creative Thinking module in the Singapore Management University."
May 17, 2005
Karp Ace tells a story of how SMU was founded:
I have a tale of intrigue of Shakespearen pathos and Singaporean small-mindedness, it has sex, lust, backstabbing, politics and all that good stuff... And it involved the founding of that latest institution of higher education... the Singapore Management University