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Entries From Category: 'Singapore Politics & Economy'

SingPost + Graffiti = Ultimate Fail

January 7th, 2010 · 4 Comments · AngryAngMo Blog, Singapore Politics & Economy

I came back from Bali shortly after NYE just to read about some (unusual) act of vandalism involving Graffiti in Singapore. Repeat, “Vandalism involving Graffiti in Singapore”.. Rare! That usually only happens when someone decides to scribble a political statement on the Parliament house walls or if some poor soul didn’t pay up their bills on time.However, interesting for a minute but soon forgotten and replaced by all the other amusing news we get served here everyday.

This morning I was early for my train, another rare thing to happen, so I grabbed one of the free morning tabloid papers, source of more highly comical articles, and here it was again, the Graffiti-Vandalism-Act. But now with a twist of events.

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Finally! Singapore Launches New Campaign “Switch It Off Already!”

November 9th, 2009 · No Comments · AngryAngMo Blog, Singapore Activities, Singapore Media, Singapore Politics & Economy

How long was I waiting for the day when annoyance, inconsideration and total misbehavior in public events such as cinema shows and theater plays would get officially acknowledged and addressed by the Singapore government. That day has come. Praise the lord of durians!
All you mobile-phone-users, late-comers and rubbish-talkers be aware! Singapore’s latest campaign “Switch It Off Already!” is going to end your unglamorous regime.

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AngryAngMo Weekend Edition – Politics Special

November 6th, 2009 · No Comments · Singapore Politics & Economy, Weekend Edition - Best Of

Every Friday, I will present you with the weekly highlights from Summarized in the “Weekend Edition” I will post the most read, most controversial and most discussed posts of my daily rantings.

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The 10 Best (Uncensored) Political Blogs In Singapore

November 6th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Singapore Media, Singapore Online, Singapore Politics & Economy

Find out whats really going on in the heads of many Singaporeans and get your daily news not from one of the (state controlled) media publications but from one of the many political liberal orientated blogs.

Below is a list of the in my opinion most important and frequent updated web publications. Please feel free to post suggestions in the comments if you think a blog / page is missing in belows list!

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What You Should Know On Voting And Elections In Singapore

November 6th, 2009 · No Comments · Singapore Politics & Economy

First I didn’t know that there are elections held in Singapore at all. After everything I had heard about the political system in Singapore before actually boarding my plane, I was pretty much convinced that Singapore was ruled by whomever decides to rule and was nothing more then a pseudo democracy. Again, this is not after having lived here but what represents the general image the Western world provides about Singapore’s political situation.

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Singapore’s Most Important Political Parties

November 5th, 2009 · No Comments · Singapore Politics & Economy

Political parties, no I am not talking about Zouk’s latest Theme party or that trendy rooftop orgy you weren’t allowed to enter last weekend. I am giving away information about the political (like…government) parties that are active in Singapore and everyone new to Singapore should know about, to survive the daily input of state controlled media flashes.

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Singapore’s Political System – Explained For Strangers

November 4th, 2009 · No Comments · Singapore History, Singapore Politics & Economy

Oha, Hot Topic!
How many times did I sit together with my friends to discuss Singapore’s political system, one-party democracy and weird way of appointing rather then voting new governmental positions… Let’s say, it isn’t an easy thing to talk about and our discussions are certainly not over yet.

But besides personal opinions and ideals, I want to give an easy and quick oversight about the general political system in Singapore, and how it is supposed to work. For everyone new to Singapore easy to understand.

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Everything You Should Know About President Obama’s Visit To Singapore

November 3rd, 2009 · 1 Comment · Singapore Events, Singapore Politics & Economy

Did anybody else notice that those security uncles checking random bags at MRT stations are getting more aggressive and ridiculous in their choice of “to be screened” items? I mean how am I supposed to hide a Bazooka in my small briefcase and what would I do with it at Kallang in the first place? Anyway, its all in preparation for the upcoming visit of Mr. President Obama to Singapore I assume. Safety first.

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Singapore And Press Freedom – Fail!!

November 2nd, 2009 · No Comments · Singapore Media, Singapore Politics & Economy

It was one of the only negative things or rather little bits of news I heard since staying in Singapore. Singapore came within the last 30 countries out of 170 in the World Press Index, implicating how well Press Freedom is treated in the respective countries.
Well, considering that this was the only negative news I received here, I guess the title is somehow deserved. That was last year.

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5 Things You Must Bring To The Singapore National Day Parade

August 6th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Singapore National Day, Singapore Politics & Economy

It was such a stereo type picture, but there we were.
Me and my buddy (both Ang Mohs) sitting half starved, dehydrated and soaked in rain water, in between happily munching and with their “Funpack” playing Singaporeans in the middle of the huge Floating platform to watch the last minutes of the National Day rehearsal.
I learned a lot during those 2 hours and I will write about it tomorrow. But today I want to give advise to everyone who otherwise might be as unprepared as we were.

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