July 20, 2009
March 28, 2009
In the video, a Vietnamese bride can be “purchased” on-the-spot for S$10,000. The girl on the right was only 18-years-old when she was sold to a 35 year-old Singaporean man who went to the matchmaking agency to choose his bride together with his mom.
What’s even more humiliating, the girls were made to visit a clinic in Singapore to get a certificate verifying their virginity before they can be sold.
While both the Vietnamese girls and the Singaporean men who entered into such marriages are willing adults, I wonder how many of such couples end up truly happy.
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March 02, 2007
And Mr. Yew started to talk about Singapore's secrets in the management of her economy and society, which are very practical. According to the Singaporean diplomat, economic and social management means combining a market economy and social awareness. For instance, how can you change public habits and increase public awareness of environmental issues and urban administration? 98 % of the Singaporean population owns houses and understand that if they don't follow management and environment regulations, the prices of their properties may go down.
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June 21, 2005
Ngader gives us an account of her trip to Saigon. She describes her visits to various places of interests like the War Museum.
Visitors looking at the pictures. Unable to tear their eyes away. Fingers to their lips in shock. The quiet dignity of the pictures and our horrors of realization. Then finally, the pictures are over, and you walk into the tiger cages where they kept prisoners of war. Even in the hot noon sun, it feels eerie. At the end of the it, I walked out slightly dazed and disorientated.
I had lost my appetitie.