September 22, 2008
Japan Today said:
In a statement Friday, Singapore police said they have informed Karuppaya the issue he was planning to raise in his speech ‘‘is a sensitive one impinging on race.’’
‘‘Singapore is a multi-ethnic society and maintaining community harmony is a key imperative that we must not take for granted,’’ it said.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "So if you can't air your grievances at Speaker's Corner, next best step is to look for international press?"
July 07, 2008
Times Online reports things you should do and not do in Singapore.
The Botanical Gardens are amazing. Less obvious, but a real gem, are the walking tours detailed on www.singaporewalks.com. There's a different one every day of the week.
A lot of what pass for tourist attractions in Singapore - the Merlion at Marina Bay and the world's largest fountain at Suntec City - are pointless. Don't waste your time.
October 04, 2006
Did the STB just spend money to ship our Miss Singapore over to a one-horse town, to win a two-bit tinfoil tinsel crown, at a competition that isn't going to do jack squat in terms of publicity for Singaporean lovelies? Or did they spend the money in hopes that we could nab a cheap title if no one else was really competing?
Either way, money well spent? Seriously, why bother? The only publicity that Ms Singapore got for this competition happened because her plane got hijacked.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Miss Singapore was on the Turkish plane that was hijacked yesterday, on the way to a beauty competition that no one will ever hear about. The hijacking was the most publicity STB will get from that competition. "
March 19, 2006
Yawning Bread said:
As I have mentioned in the article Here, the first thing people register is your race, Singaporeans have quite a unique habit. We first draw some conclusion about a person's race before we decide what language to use. A Singaporean would not speak to someone who looks Indian in Chinese. Generally, we would use English to him without a moment's thought.
Recommended by gecko: "How we name places in Singapore and how awkward it is to interpret these names."
May 19, 2005
sify.com claims that
Contrary to the common perception that Singapore is among the most expensive Asian shopping destinations, the city has emerged as the most affordable tourist shopping destinations in the Asia-Pacific region in a study conducted by Euromonitor International on retail pricing.
May 19, 2005
Threez Frame pleads for legislation against local people who participate in child-sex tourism...
These are CHILDREN we are talking about. ... These girls may be told their going to be doing sales. They just don't realise they're also the product they're selling. ... These girls, who if they were living in Singapore, would be pulling on their uniforms and getting on the bus to school and studying for their Primary Three streaming, are kept in cages, and every 15 minutes some FULL GROWN MAN is going to come along, tap them on the shoulder, take them to a room and rape them.