March 12, 2009
February 19, 2009
Soh Tiang Keng said:
Despite signs of revival since the 1980s, a gradual extinction of the Peranakan culture and lifestyle will probably take place in decades to come. The fast-dwindling Singaporeans, steeped in Peranakan culture and practices, are becoming an endangered species which may fade into oblivion within the next 120 years or so.
Recommended by misty_cloud: "An interesting read on the origins of Peranakans. After the telecast of the Little Nonya TV series on Mediacorp Channel 8, there is this mad craze for "anything Peranakan" - from Peranakan food, music and fashion to history and tourism. An influx of visitors to Malacca to see for themselves the Peranakan culture.
But as the article says, is this sustainable? What will happen after the craze dies off? Is a TV series enough to revive the interest in Peranakan culture and the willingness to preserve that for the future generations?
Just some food for thought."
May 05, 2008
September 26, 2007
August 13, 2007
State of Play IV said:
Organized by Harvard Law School, Yale Law School, New York Law School, Trinity University, and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, this pioneering global conference on virtual worlds invites experts across disciplines to discuss the future of cyberspace and the impact of these new immersive, social online environments on education, law, politics and society. The hallmark of the conference is its multi-disciplinary perspective.
Date: 19th to 22nd August 2007
Venue: Marina Mandarin
September 30, 2006
September 25, 2006
e pur si muove said:
So the IMF/WB conference has finally come to an end, and with it the associated panoply of hard work surrounding the need to get things running like clockwork. The million dollar question is: despite the PR fiasco, did the delegates at least enjoy themselves here?
Recommended by tinkertailor: "Interesting comments from some delegates."
September 15, 2006
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank have accused Singapore of reneging on a deal to allow activists into their annual meeting. - News Reports from around the world
Recommended by inspir3d: "The World Bank questions the integrity of the Singapore Government"
September 13, 2006
This is a long post but it really does get extra irritating to go through this nonsense and then have the news tell us that everything is really really great
Recommended by Cobalt Paladin: "The true report about the people at Suntec affected by the IMF event. The true report behind the mainstream media report."
September 10, 2006
In an interview with BBC World Business Report, Mr Wolfowitz said Singapore had made a "bad" decision when it blocked activists that had been invited to the event.
"I hope Singapore's authorities will change their minds and allow the people in that we have accredited as originally agreed," he added.
He added that was important for the organisation to hold a "strong dialogue" with such groups.
"We may not always agree with what they have to say, but it is very important to have that discussion," Mr Wolfowitz said.
Recommended by at82: "Going back on an agreement does not seem to be a sign of World Class customer service to me..."
August 23, 2006
jim's backlogs said:
Victoria Chorale finally did it! We missed it two years back in Bremen, but this time, we were more prepared and more confident! 24 July 2006 will always be the day remembered as the time VC outsang 15 other choirs, to win the Musica Sacra a cappella category!
Recommended by Cobalt Paladin: "A celebration of the team effort of a group of Singaporeans who have been quietly singing their hearts out. After winning gold in their category, still ignored by the mainstream media."
July 03, 2006
Sibeh Sian said:
Everybody was saying it was impossible for Singapore to qualify and realize our dream of Goal 2010. But not only did we do that, we also managed to wrestle the rights to host the games and edge out Argentina, Italy, France and Germany along the way. I am now overwhelmed with emotions by the sight of the full 3,900 capacity crowd here at Toa Payoh Stadium.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "An utterly hilarious satire of the World Cup. In a uniquely Singaporean style no less."
January 04, 2006
going out with me must like book in advance coz my usual replies are "cannot la, got training". hur hur. but i didn't regret a single bit :) i'm pretty much proud of my achievements and i think i shall concentrate more on my studies for my final sem. but say only la. i might just end up spending more time in the canoe than with my books.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Someone who trained on a daily basis for years before winning her first medal and making it big (make that VERY BIG - World Championships hor don't paray paray) in her sport. Inspirational for those aspiring sportswomen among us. Dare to dream! Nothing is too great!"
October 24, 2005
October 22, 2005
Singapore is competitive, but its competitiveness is not the product, as we are incessantly told by our Dear Leader(s), of artificially depressed wage costs or our effective lack of any social security or unemployment benefit (except for maybe CPF). If that were the case, we would be far more competitive than Sweden. It would also mean that a place like Hong Kong should be topping the competitiveness charts, which it isn't.
Recommended by Agagooga: "Must we continually depress wages to stay competitive? This blogger's analysis of the 2005-2006 country rankings of economic competitiveness by the World Economic forum suggest not."
August 31, 2005
Somehow the mainstream media (other than Zaobao or Wanbao) weren’t featuring the ladies taking part in this year’s event at all. Anyhowz, the place was filled with photographers, curious onlookers, babies, supporters, uncles, aunties, and yours truly managed to snag a spot at stage-right to catch some of the action.
Time to check out who's hot, and who's not in this year's Ms SG World contest.