November 23, 2009
Little Red Ants said:
A heartwarming video about fathers, for fathers. First produced for the Dads for Life movement by the National Family Council and Fathers Action Network to encourage fathers in Singapore to be more involved in their children's lives.
Commissioned by the Ministry Of Community Development, Youth and Sports (Singapore), Little Red Ants Creative Studio is proud to work on this project with renowned photographer and first-time director Tay Kay Chin.
For more details about this multimedia project, email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more details about Tay Kay Chin, email
For more details about Johnson Zhang, sound designer, email email@example.com
Recommended by Little Red Ants...: "Fathers, will you be there for your children?"
September 20, 2009
New York Times said:
At a forum this month with Singapore’s most powerful man, Lee Kuan Yew, the former prime minister whose current title is minister mentor, she asked provocatively whether he would send in the army in the very unlikely event that the P.A.P. lost an election. (His long and intricate answer was that there were other ways to control an opposition government.)
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Catherine Lim in the New York Times."
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. "
December 05, 2008
Oh, and there's one more thing, as our buddy Steve Jobs would put it.
We're releasing panoramic street images. This is something that we initially used to help us create our map, but we figured you'd like it as much as we do. This is still a bit of a work in progress, so it might change a little during the next few weeks. Here's how it works.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "shows that determined people can beat the big corporations, and all that matters is creativity and determination!"
December 03, 2008
October 12, 2008
The latter part of Mr Leong’s speech, which was delivered in Mandarin, was welcomed enthusiastically by the largely Mandarin-speaking crowd, largely consisting of middle-aged Singaporeans and retirees, many of whom came with their spouses, children and grandchildren. There were also a number of families and young couples present, all seeking a way to recoup the losses they had incurred, or at the very least, to find someone to explain the situation to them.
Many of the people that The Online Citizen (TOC) spoke to declined to be named, but the frustration, confusion and grief was nonetheless apparent when they spoke on the condition of anonymity. “We didn’t know that our money was going to investment banks,” one main in his 50s told us. “We thought all along that it was just like fixed deposits, very safe, but with a high interest rate. The bank representatives never told us that we could stand to lose so much, just like that.”
Recommended by at82: "MAS should do what’s right."
August 10, 2008
The Sidelined Student said:
In case you're wondering what I am talking about, a reporter from Xinmin Daily called me to ask about my blog not being endorsed by Hwa Chong, which is posted on Omy.Sg. I was totally worried about it now, but I realised that the only way I could clarify stuff would be to answer the interview, and not allow the reporter to interpret what I said on my blog.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Hwa Chong boy in trouble with the press and his school for stuff he wrote on his blog..."
July 13, 2008
Streetdirectory.com was a kind of guilty necessity. We’d rail about how they made us pay for maps, and cheered when Singapore Land Authority hammered them for us, but SLA’s provision of Singapore maps was lacking. But I digress. We still crawled back to Streetdirectory in the dead of night, because that was the only way to get bus information. We needed Streetdirectory like we needed pocket money from an abusive parent.
Gothere.sg rocks. And I don’t mean conceptually - it rocks right now.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "A sign of how things have moved on without SD, I'm quite amazed how good this little-known site is, really makes one wonder why anyone would miss SD. "
June 29, 2008
Radio Silence is a play that takes place in a jungle, with two main characters - Boon, an officer, and Charlie, his driver. They are on a mission, the objectives of which they are unclear about, and their destination, equally uncertain. In this play, I explore the complexities of human relationships - the power struggles, the absurd rules and structures upon which society - especially military society as a subset of Singaporean society - operates, etc. The themes of communication and miscommunication are, as the title of the script might indicate, a major part of the interactions between the characters in the play, as they try to find their way out of the jungle.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "For anyone who might be inclined to see military life in Singapore being dramatised for the stage, in funny and enjoyable pieces by up and coming playwrights."
May 13, 2008
Religious people, put aside your god for a few minutes as you read this post. You guys tend to believe that the dude “up there” has something in store for you and “The One” is destined to meet you in 7 months, 14 days, 33 mins and 20 secs later because it’s in god’s schedule. The both of you will then see each other and then god will like whisper in your head to tell you that he/she is the one. Of course twitter might get popular up there by that time and god might use that to tell you.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "A mathematical approach to why you can never find 'The One True Love'"
March 24, 2008
An intriguing starting point would be what I have described elsewhere as the special and unique Lee Kuan Yew model of governance for Singapore. It is so successful that today it can be said to be a major Singapore export. For notice how eagerly countries as diverse as China, India, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam, seek Mr Lee’s advice on their various economic projects.
A brief description of the model could be something like this: Its goal—total economic success. The kind of leadership needed—a completely efficient, hard-working, disciplined and above all, incorruptible government. The means by which such a government can achieve the goal—any means, even measures unpopular with the people or denounced by the outside world as undemocratic, as long as they get rid of the obstacles in the way. The most detested obstacle—political opponents who dare challenge the government openly and stridently. The most effective strategy against them—the use of fear to break them completely. And the most fearful tool of all—the defamation lawsuit reducing the opponent to permanent financial ruin. Mr Lee has rather proudly described what he calls his ‘knuckleduster’ approach, and has famously declared that he would rather be feared than liked.
This model of governance, useful for the rough early years when Mr Lee had to come down hard on Communist sympathizers, unruly trade unionists, racist newspaper editors and triads, must today seem like a relic of a bygone age. In its utter disregard of human feeling, it must be repulsive to the modern sensibility.
Recommended by at82: "Catherine Lim's incisive commentary on the need for a change in Singapore's model of governance. "
December 25, 2007
Sing Keng Loon said:
Before they started their song proper, they thought that it would be entertaining to dedicate a song in Malay for the non-Chinese audience who were attending this event.
What surprised me was the choice of the introductory song. The trio decided that they should belt out a distorted rendition of the Singapore national anthem.
I am a firm believer that we should treat our national anthem seriously. As citizens, we should learn to respect and honour it. Singing the national anthem is a solemn affair and it should not be approached in such a frivolous manner.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Someone wrote to ST Forum to complain that a performancers at an SMU event used a modified National Anthem to welcome non-chinese audiences."
October 30, 2007
The Economist said:
THE strong global economic tide has lifted the boats of most South-East Asian countries, but perhaps the most impressive performer is Singapore. Its national income per head is already higher than Spain's and New Zealand's, and five times that of its nearest neighbour, Malaysia. Yet in the year to the third quarter, its economy grew by 9.4%. Singapore is “a developed country that grows at developing-country rates,” as Robert Prior-Wandesforde, an economist at HSBC, puts it. Since the 1997 Asian crisis it has fared markedly better than its rival, Hong Kong
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Because we all need a break from 377A news. "
September 08, 2007
roll on friday said:
The first year associates at Singaporean outfit Drew & Napier LLC knocked up a music video showing students at a local university what life is like at the firm. It's based on the Blink 182 song "All The Small Things" and was written, sung and performed by lawyers at the firm. It's here in all its glory, including a lawyer grinning over a bottle of scotch and a warning that viewers are liable to castration if they make unauthorised copies of it.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Singapore lawyers get one up on international firms - at least in the singing and dancing department"
August 13, 2007
May 24, 2007
I never knew Wayne personally but his performances for the Suns never cast a shadow of doubt on his moniker - he was Thunder
Recommended by litford: "A well loved and valued member of Singapore's local music scene has passed away. The ripples of this loss is experienced by many, both young and all by the loss of Wayne's spirit and fervor to excel Singaporean rock music"
May 11, 2007
Rachel Chan said:
Logically speaking, Elle could be living a life like yours right now if she didn't get married and have a baby. And logically speaking, if you got married and had a baby, you could be living a life like Elle's.
So what was it like for a 20-year-old to be on the other side?
Recommended by alvinism: "Since Mother's Day is round the corner. :) "
April 05, 2007
Short & Sweet 2007 Tracie Pang, KK Seet, Tan Kheng Hua, Lim Kay Tong, Samantha Scott-Blackhall, Loretta Chan
Calvin Yang said:
From the 18th to the 29th of April, avid theatregoers will get to a chance to view 40 ten-minute plays that showcases the best of Singapore's established and emerging writers, directors and actors including Tracie Pang, KK Seet, Tan Kheng Hua, Lim Kay Tong, Samantha Scott-Blackhall and Loretta Chan.
Short & Sweet 2007, now entering its sixth year, will be the biggest short play festival in the world.
Attracting over 1,400 entries from all over the globe, the theatre festival has staged over 700 plays and is watched by over 25,000 audience members.
Recommended by alvinism: "Support local theatre! :)"