June 25, 2009
Totobobo blog said:
The recent H1N1 flu triggered a sudden sales increase for face masks and Totobobo, the first customizable face mask is now hitting 25 countries across the world. The reusable mask is more reliable than N95 masks in determining face seal and this feature is greatly appreciated by parents traveling with young children during this holiday season.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "A smart Singapore invention is making a global impact."
January 15, 2009
I’ve thought about what I like – as a foreigner – when it comes to tourist sites in Singapore and some areas in which I think the Singapore Tourism Board should think more about.
Recommended by jlvillaraza: "Interesting thoughts on SG as a travel destination from the point of view of an expat."
April 26, 2008
People queue, they don’t spit, pee on the roads, don’t rush into the local trains, don’t litter, the cabs folks don’t overcharge, there are no touts, they have a low crime rate and there are hardly any cops (because you’re caught on camera everywhere) – this is almost like paradise – it’s too good to be true actually.
Recommended by quachee: "a tourist view on singapore - will get those complainers something to think about! haha... the grass is always greener on the other side!"
April 07, 2008
Lee Xian Jie said:
Boao is a fishing town on the east coast of Hainan Island. They hold the annual Boao Forum for Asia (博鳌亚洲论坛) here. Anyway, they have a tiny primary school with lots of kids. Like most primary and secondary schools in Hainan Island, there are more boys than girls attending school. One of the teachers there said that there are more boys than girls in the school across all levels - Primary One to Six. I just walked in with my uncle and asked the teachers there if we could make some photos. They agreed, so I just went ahead, but promised to send some photos over.
Recommended by razlan: "This post is part of a very interesting series of photography of Hainan Island. XJ managed to capture the essence and heart of this hometown of his. Check out the main blog to see the remaining entries - cheekily coded as "Land's End" - to appreciate the laidback-ness of Hainan Island to our city state"
December 13, 2007
John McDonnell said:
IN my job, I travel about 200,000 miles a year. After a while every city starts to look alike. But I can always tell what part of the world I’m in by its drivers. Growing up in Boston, I figured I could handle any type of problem the gods of driving threw at me. I met my match in Singapore, a place known for its law-abiding citizens.
Recommended by mb: "The New York Times experiences The Singaporean Driver"
June 02, 2007
It is a simple society ... I will read pornographic material openly on the subway, but I will pay for everything you need; you will whine and behave coquettishly with great frequency, but you will also be quick to light my cigarette when I take it out from the pack.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "at jseng's request .. "yalor. what happened to all those babe photos? we should have more of those!""
April 02, 2007
September 18, 2006
Mr Miyagi said:
It will be a pity when the station is finally torn down to make way for whatever it is the city’s planners have in store for the area. But in the meantime, as long as talks as regards the water supply, the causeway and the railway continue to stall, there’ll still be time to saunter into the grand old building and appreciate the place, from the old decor to the more recent signboards - including a placard sometimes placed at the Kaunter Tiket that announces ‘Komputer Rosak’.
Recommended by rationalneurotic: "Although the train station sits on KTM land, it IS a part of Singapore's history - it used to be the most advanced way to go into Malaysia pre-North South Highway. That's a little piece of forgotten history."
September 08, 2006
July 09, 2006
February 21, 2006
December 25, 2005
December 04, 2005
Samantha Brown said:
If Changi is a hunky spunky brainy guy wearing a tux waiting to take you to town in a limo, Don Muang is but a festy old bloke with a really big beer belly who might take you to Patpong for a drink if you're lucky. Changi's a winner.
Recommended by popagandhi: "Samantha Brown, an Australian editor based in Bangkok and Phnom Penh, has an excellent piece on Singapore."
October 31, 2005
Financial Express said:
KOLKATA, OCT 28: Singapore Airlines has come under fire from travel agents here for announcing a special fare structure with non-refundable taxes, which agents say is illegal.
The Travel Agents Federation of India (Tafi) and Travel Agents Association of India (Taai) in a joint letter to Singapore Airlines, said they would not support the airline’s special festival fare of Rs 5,900 on the Singapore-Bangkok-Kuala Lumpur route ex-Kolkata which comes with an additional Rs 5,900 in tax.
“The airlines cannot charge taxes from passengers who cancel their tickets and don’t fly. It is also unfair that they retain the taxes though it should go to the government,” Tafi eastern region chairman Anil Punjabi said.They said the move by the international carrier was violative of the International Air Transport Association (Iata) charter.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "SIA under fire overseas."
July 29, 2005
(Former Monty Python Michael) Palin spends merely a few hours in Singapore on his round-the-world in 80 days trip, but does learn from a couple of Indian folks that Singaporeans "work hard" and that "nobody cheats". He does spend mere miliseconds in Singapore and - heavens - sees some litter and drunks, which he thought weren't allowed on our streets, before he boards aboat to continue his Phileas Fogg imitation.
About Michael Palin's very brief stopover in Singapore on one of his travels.