01 April 2006

Mini Project

Mr Wang intends to create a Master List of the Best Singapore Blogs focusing on serious topics. It could be topics like politics, economics, social issues, law, government policy, current affairs etc.

So help Mr Wang. Nominate your favourite serious blogs. Leave a comment, yah?

Basic criteria:

1. The blog must have been in existence for at least 2 months.
2. It should be regularly updated.
3. Intelligent, perceptive writing on contemporary matters.
4. Main focus should be on Singapore-related issues.
5. I like reliable bloggers. You know, they habitually cite articles, state sources of information, provide relevant hyperlinks, or are themselves an authority on the topics they write about (eg teachers writing about education; doctors writing about healthcare; entrepreneurs writing about business matters etc).

Once my list is ready, well, you guys will enjoy a convenient collection of links to worthy blogs. Also, the next time some dumb mainstream journalist talks about the insipidity and unreliability of bloggers, all you have to do is refer the journalist to my Master List of the Best Singapore Blogs.

Oh, one more thing. Don't be shy, yah? If you think your own blog fits the bill, feel free to nominate yourself.

80 comments:

Anonymous said...

I nominate myself. I focus on serious regional youth issues and alternative sexualities. Add me to your list :)

http://whybegay.blogspot.com

Gwen said...

Hi there,

I wish to nominate a blog that I co-run with my two partners, BL and Javier. We are a group of entrepreneurs hoping to spur more discussion regarding entrepreneurship and enterprise in Singapore.

We can be found at: www.sgentrepreneurs.com

Thank you!

Warmest,
Gwen

BL said...

Okie, I will let someone nominate the blog for my team (paiseh if I do so myself), but I do have a list of blogs which I enjoyed reading because of content:

1. From a Singapore Angle:
http://singaporeangle.blogspot.com/
- I enjoyed the philosophical insights pointed by a fellow academic, and also he brings in a lot of local issues into the site. At the moment, Hui Chieh is trying to finish his thesis and the blog is quiet, but I look forward to

2. Singapore Politics
http://singaporegovt.blogspot.com/
- Political issues and an in-depth analysis

3. Singapore Ink
http://www.djourne.net/singaporeink/
- A lot of discussions on current issues

That's all I have at the moment, but I will let you know if I have others.

ying said...

I nominate Yawning Bread.

http://www.yawningbread.org/

Aragorn said...

Mr Wang, i nominate your blog.

keke

Aragorn said...

thanks for the link.

but you know, the articles in this yawning bread is are rather long.

who has time to read such long articles?

they should summarize the key points.

pleinelune said...

I nominate our blog, which deals with gay issues, and specifically lesbian issues from an Asian, and sometimes Singaporean perspective, written by actual lesbians [as compared to certain self-professed homophobic "experts"] We offer many points of view from the youth to the mature, from the activist to the closetted lesbian.

The address is http://blog.sayoni.com

JK said...

Self nomination! Please check out my Elites List too for the whole list of bloggers.

Anonymous said...

i nominate zuco's blog
http://blog.gerek.org/zuco.php

- radiohate@LJ

Mr Wang Says So said...

Thank you all. Keep the nominations rolling in.

I'm a bit surprised to find that all the blogs nominated so far are blogs whose existence I already know of. I was hoping to discover some lesser-known but high-quality blogs ...

Anonymous said...

I nominate:

Useless rantings of a few disgruntled S'poreans...
http://disgruntledsporean.blogspot.com/

Diary of A Lucky Singaporean
http://happycitizen.blogspot.com/

BL said...

Well, other additions of interesting entrepreneurs blogs which I have found through moving around the blogsphere:

1. Bjorn Lee
http://bjornlee.wordpress.com/

2. Cobalt Paladin
http://cobaltpaladin.blogspot.com

3. Justin Lee
http://justinlee.name/

All three authors are experts in the IT area and they have blogged about different topics such as entrepreneurship, business and some social and political issues as well.

BL said...

Other interesting political blogs:

1. Wayne Soon - The Anti-Neo-Democracy Theorist
http://www.waynesoon.blogspot.com/

2. Singabloodypore
http://singabloodypore.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Blogs are not suppose to be similar to a university assignment, with all that quotes and links.

Blogs are suppose to be informal and messy.

They are suppose to contain the one-sided expression of only a person's view and not other people.

Only one person should own one blog as blogs are never meant to be shared, it is for one person only.

They are not supposed to be filled with evidence to support what the writing says because the blogger does not care who doesn't trust his writing.

The blogger doesn't care about convincing anyone. He only wishes to express his thoughts.

The main agenda of blogs should only be the one to express the blogger's thoughts and feelings.

Blogs are suppose to be online journals but with censorship as the writer says to his readers, "This is what I write, read it if you like."

The blogger is supposed to write down his thoughts at that moment he writes and not publish a prepared piece of essay.

Blogs are supposed to be unscripted and unedited. It is supposed to be raw, unedited and natural.

The blogger should not think of the audience but of himself and his thoughts when he writes.

Blogs are not supposed to be about the amount of entries, the entries come when the writer feels like writing.

Blogs are supposed to be unprofessional and non-profit. The writer does not write to make money.

Blogs are not supposed to be where people seek the truth, it is where people seek opinions.

The blogger satisfies no one but his will to express his thoughts.

Writing a blog is like making a cake. You know what you are going to make but never know what you are going to get.

A natural free-flowing blog which showcases the blogger's original opinions is the greatest blog.

And http://whybegay.blogspot.com is one of the greatest natural blogs on earth.

pleinelune said...

I am wondering so much who that self-promoting "anonymous" could possibly be.

I also nominate http://doubleyellow.blogspot.com. Very insightful, but satirical entries about local affairs.

Anonymous said...

yes...Yanwing Bread should be on your Master List.

Mr Wang, while u are at it, can u make it easier to find your previous blog entries?

Perhaps you can categories your entries, add a search function, "Past 20 entries" side bar etc.

right now...very difficult to dig up your past gems to show my friends.

Cheers

jit said...

Please, not Singabloodypore.. They're like the online version of CSJ. I think they seem to hate everything about Singapore. I don't like the gov't that much, but at least I don't hate my country.

Anonymous said...

People who hate the Sing Govt and oppose their ways, can you all give your Progress Packages instead of donating to charity? Thanks a million!

ying said...

Hi aragorn,

You're welcome.

Perhaps there will be other people (like myself) who do not find Yawning Bread's articles too long.

paopy said...

i nominate

http://noself.blogspot.com/

and

http://takchek.blogspot.com/

these are two lesser known (i think) 'serious' blogs i enjoy reading even though i do enjoy reading plenty of personal bimbo blogs with loads of pictures, being an owner of one of those myself. ^ ^

Anonymous said...

Pls do publish/list the list out once it is completed.

Appreciate your help... Good to have another perspective into things happening back home.

Diggo

Anonymous said...

go check out urbanturban at

http://urbanrant.blogspot.com/

Eric said...

I nominate www.blog.sayoni.com.

A diverse range of views about gay women... interesting!

Anonymous said...

Homosexuality is a psychological problem. So said http://whybegay.blogspot.com I nominate the blog

Anonymous said...

I norminate SHaD0w [ o-f ] TRaNscEnDeNCe

http://www.conformityisdead.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

These are blogs far worthier than those u like or others have nominated:

http://mis_nomer.blogspot.com/

http://thinkcink.net/

Anonymous said...

To the person upstairs... worthier than my arse hahaha

Anonymous said...

Mr Wang, let me suggest another criteria for your list-

Only blogs who have linked to Mr Wang's blog can be considered. If they never linked to Mr Wang's blog, that means they never appreciate his writing. If never appreciate his blog then why should Mr Wang appreciate the ungratefuls? Yeah the ungratefuls can contimue to dream about it!

tscd said...

I nominate HuiChieh from
http://singaporeangle.blogspot.com/

The Screwy Skeptic said...

I'm betting xenoboy, molly meek, and singabloodypore are already on the list, but here's to double-checking to be sure.

Also, maybe get a few perspectives from the other side of the fence too, for objectivity's sake?

Anonymous said...

Other side of the fence

1) The WONDERFUL AWARD WINNING SINGAPORE Straits Times

2) THE REGION PROPRANGDA PRO AUTHORITARIAN MEDIA Channelnewsasia.com

3) THE YOUNG PAP WEBSITE Together a NEW SINGAPORE

4) Our Teachers SPREADING THE PRO PAP MESSAGE HAPPILY

5) Our Boss PAY LESS INCOME TAX FOR THE RICH

6) Our Neighbours SIE NAO HIAH PLAY MUSIC LOUD LOUD I CALL POLICE LIAO

7) Sitoh Yin Pin COME DUN BE SHY EAT MY ABALONE PORRIDGE AND VOTE THE LIGHTING, DUN CARE WHETHER UR TAXES OR BUS FARES GO UP

8) National Day Songs ONE PEOPLE ONE PARTY ONE SINGAPORE, THATS THE WAY THAT WE WILL BE FOREVER MORE

Mr Wang Says So said...

Eventually I will start a new blog with no content except:

(1) a list of the selected blogs;
(2) one or two paragraphs about each featured blog & blogger;
(3) one post about why I put this list together;
(4) an open invitation to people to email me to tell me about new blogs that they think should be listed.

Every now and then, I will revise the list. Featured blogs may be dropped (eg if the blogger stops blogging) and new blogs may be added.

To ensure some quality control, I will stick to a maximum number of featured blogs (haven't decided yet, maybe something like 30, 35 blogs max).

This really isn't supposed to be one of those "Blog Awards" type of things.

A better description of the purpose is to enable Singapore blogosphere to more effectively provide opinions, views and information to the interested public on real-life issues in Singapore.

I believe that there's a lot of worthy stuff out there in the blogosphere. Problem is that it is scattered and hard to find. I want to collate the readworthy blogs and make the worthy stuff easier to find.

Who knows, my list could even function something like an online informal, alternative "newspaper" with 30 blogger-journalists. Just click, click, click, and you'll find what they have on their minds about Singapore, every day.

Your nominations have been leading me to some new discoveries like Shadow of Transcendence ....... Keep them coming.

Anonymous said...

http://singaporelifetimes.blogspot.com/, although slanted towards personal reminisces should be good and serious reading from time to time.

Anonymous said...

I believe the term "serious blog" is an oxymoron. A truly "serious" person with strong views would not blog his thoughts, he would actually be more constructive and act on his thoughts.

Mr Wang Says So said...

Heheh.

Once upon a time, the mainstream media also believed that "online newspaper" was an oxymoron. A "real" newspaper had to be printed on paper, and cannot be on the Internet.

Anonymous said...

Actually the blogging medium is itself content-neutral.

It is just like a radio broadcasting machine; a printing press; a TV station; or blank paper; a video camera; or a tape recorder.

The content comes from the brain and personality behind the mechanical instrument.

Just as you can have stupid blogs, you can have stupid TV shows, stupid newspaper articles, stupid government posters or stupid magazines.

Just as you can have smart blogs, you can have smart TV shows, smart newspaper articles, smart government posters or smart magazines.

But with so many, many blogs in the world, it is very easy to believe that there must be some very smart blogs around, and I think that Mr Wang's efforts to list smart Singapore blogs will be very useful for thinking Singaporeans.

Anonymous said...

"A truly "serious" person with strong views would not blog his thoughts, he would actually be more constructive and act on his thoughts."

How? Acting in what way?

You mean like blogger Cherian George publishing a real book (available at Times, Kinokuniya) about his ideas on the press, alternative media and the SIngapore government?

Or blogger-CEO Tan Kin Lian raising his ideas about Singapore's insurance iundustry directly with MAS?

Or blogger Jacob George getting involved in helping Nguyen's mother in her time of grief?

Or blogger-filmaker Martyn See making yet another new film about Singapore's political history?

Or blogger Alex Au speaking at public events about social issues like gay rights and capital punishment?

Or blogger Goh Meng Seng participating actively in the upcoming elections preparations for the Workers' Party?

Or bloggers Chris Choo & Wayne Soon regularly contributing their posts to newspapers like Straits Times, TODAY, the New Paper, and getting them published?

Or blogger-entrepreneur Bjorn Lee actively teaching entrepreneurship studies at a local institution and running his own business?

I don't know why it's so difficult for some people to understand that bloggers are real people, with real lives and real interests. They blog about what really interests them, and like all real people, they also DO THINGS in the real world connected to what interests them.

singa lion said...

Good examples, but I think that the very act of thinking deeply about an issue, forming a view and expressing your opinion (on a blog or elsewhere) is itself a constructive act.

In the end, the world runs on ideas; and ideas have real power.

If not, the government wouldn't be so concerned about blogs.

Anonymous said...

try www.mysingaporenews.blogspot.com.

this is a gem.

Anonymous said...

The government isn't concerned about bloggers or podcasters, they are concerned about mindless people being influenced by their similarly mindless propaganda and acting on them.

The followers of propaganda, not the instigators, is who the government is concerned about.

The instigators of political blogs or podcasts are just the talk-and-no-action "dictators" who want their listeners to follow their bidding, they don't do anything, only their listeners do.

This is as lazy and insipid as it gets.

Anonymous said...

I forgot to add,

the cable couch potatoes, taxi drivers and the pasar market aunties all have lots of talk and thoughts, but how much of their talk can actually be constituted into action?

They talk about matters all day, but how much of their cathartic ramblings could actually benefit the very society's problems they talk about?

It is no different from market chatter.

Anonymous said...

Lastly,

mindless ideas don't have any real power, but they do have the power to generate mindless people.

"V For Vendetta" is the worse political movie I have ever seen, along with Aeonflux. Perhaps newcomers of politics would find the contents "interesting". The contents of the movie is as boring and aimless as the speeches of Dr CSJ, freedom without direction.

Anonymous said...

Ah yah! A blog is an online diary lah! If serious people write their serious thoughts in an online diary, how will people trust their thoughts? They will all think it is just diary fantasies and gossips. They should make a more serious website with an "org" at the end, not write in a kiddy blog meant for primary and teen kids like me!

Anonymous said...

Serious people and their good ideas do not need to blog about their serious ideas, their listeners would blog about them, for them.

If a person needs to blog about his serious ideas in online diaries, it has already seem to imply that his serious ideas did not work well in reality, in order for them to be taken into action. Which could be why they need to blog to get support from their listeners.

What other reason is there to blog about one's thoughts beside sharing one's private life with his friends, or simply to whine like a baby, just because his serious ideas did not work well in real life?

Anonymous said...

But if you are thinking about propaganda as one of the reasons to blog, then the person propaganding is a whiny and mentally unstable sore loser who will be jailed very soon for advocating stupid and unworkable seditious thoughts.

I relate such people to the spoilt, whiny and screaming brats in supermarkets whose parents won't get them their favorite snacks.

Anonymous said...

Oh dear, how can you insult PAP MP Penny Low, who started a blog for all Singaporeans to read. You'd better be careful, the PAP might sue you.

Arbold Schwarzennegger, Governor of California, by the way, is also podcasting weekly.

Blogging is a content-neutral medium. It's just an instrument. Its value depends on what goes into it.

To say that blogs have unworkable, seditious ideas is like saying that books have unworkable, seditious ideas; or that radio waves have unworkable, seditious ideas; or that TV signals have unworkable, seditious ideas; or that emails have unworkable, seditious ideas.

I can't accept that. It has to depend on what exactly is the idea that is being disseminated in the medium, whether the medium is paper-based or electronic.

Mr Wang Says So said...

I personally believe that there is no monopoly on good ideas.

A 15-year-old Singaporean in a Singapore school could give you, through his or her blog, insights and firsthand views into Singapore's education system that you could never glean from the Education Minister's speeches or from the MOE website.

No one so far has mentioned the Singapore Serf blog (http://singaporeserf.blogspot.com) Personally, I think that's another great blog. Many Singaporeans have emigrated, are emigrating or are considering it, so emigration is a real issue.

Singapore Serf's blog provides a firsthand account of the blogger's life in Singapore; why he considered emigration; the pros and cons he weighed; the personal and professional (career) factors he considered; how he finally made the decision; how he planned his emigration; the administrative and legal obstacles he faced; how he tackled them; what happened when he went to the new country; how he adapted; the financial challenges he faced there; what his life became in his new country (the good, the bad & the ugly).

Again, this is information that I don't think you can glean from a PAP MP's speech in Parliament or from any textbook in a library.

Anonymous said...

"Oh dear, how can you insult PAP MP Penny Low, who started a blog for all Singaporeans to read. You'd better be careful, the PAP might sue you."

With this statement that accuses me of insulting an MP of the PAP, I can already file a defamation and slander suit against you. But my time has greater meaning.

PAP MP Penny Low, started a blog for Singaporeans to read, not to advocate any of her serious ideas.

You must see the difference.

I don't think anyone have said that blogs have unworkable, seditious ideas.

I believe you assumed it yourself.

Blogs/online diaries are never meant for advocating serious political thoughts.

To do so is to abuse its functions.

Mr Wang Says So said...

I might as well also add that Singapore Serf is also another example of a blogger who didn't just yak and yak and blog and blog and do nothing.

He was unhappy about certain aspects of life in Singapore; he blogged about it. He went on to act on his convictions and actually emigrated to Australia; he also blogged about it.

Anonymous said...

Yeah he didn't just blog, he blog and became a "quitter" of Singapore hahaha what a Quitter Advocate.

Anonymous said...

"Blogs/online diaries are never meant for advocating serious political thoughts."

Really? Is that a rule written down somewhere? By whom?

If Lee Kuan Yew decided to start a blog tomorrow, would you say that blogs are never meant for advocating serious political thoughts?

Why don't you read this article - More Politicians Write Blogs to Bypass Mainstream Media - by the Christian Science Monitor?

Or check out this list of about 20-plus UK Member of Parliaments who have blogs.

How about this list of Congressmen, senators and legislators in 23 states in the USA who have blogs.

Anonymous said...

Singapore Serf is a quitter? You mean, just like Goh Chok Tong's daughter, now living in the UK?

By the way, would you like to know her blog address?

Anonymous said...

"Blogs/online diaries are never meant for advocating serious political thoughts."

So said the Singapore judiciary system, not by the humble me. If you have any queries about it, you are always free to take it up with them.

Anonymous said...

Yes I would like to know "her" blog address, Mr Wang might even list it in his list for all we know haha

Anonymous said...

One thing I have to agree - PAP MP Penny Low didn't start a blog to advocate any of her serious ideas. Hers was a lousy, trivial blog, just her yakking about her backpacking holidays in Europe. Boy, what a letdown.

Now, Goh Meng Seng's blog (Workers' Party member) is much better. You may or may not like the WP, but at least he talks about real issues in Singapore. Instead of the snow in Switzerland or the smiling bakers in France or whatever other boring shit that used to be on Penny's blog.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I recommend www.mysingaporenews.blogspot.com. too, Mr Wang you should check it out.

By the way, someone said that the judiciary said: ""Blogs/online diaries are never meant for advocating serious political thoughts."

I don't remember reading anything of that sort and can't imagine why the courts would say anything like that. After all, the only blogging cases that have ever come to the courts so far were those seditious racist cases and certainly those obscenities don't qualify as "serious political thought".

So what on earth is Anonoymous (Wednesday, April 05, 2006 2:17:24 PM) yakking about? Lying, I suppose.

Anonymous said...

That anonymous meant using blogs as tools to advocate. Please, the words are there to be read.

Anonymous said...

People, I really don't understand what this fuss is about.

Suppose I have a serious idea to advocate. Maybe I think that Singaporeans must learn to care for the environment, and I take it upon myself to advocate that message.

Why can't I choose my own medium? If I choose to blog, does it mean that my message therefore becomes stupid or useless?

What if I make the same points in different media? For example, I advocate some new ideas to save water.

I write letters to the newspaper about those ideas. I appear on TV talking about those ideas. I meet my MP to discuss those ideas. I organise an education programme in the local community club about those ideas. And I also blog about those ideas.

What is wrong with advocating those ideas by blogging?

Remember Harry Lee's own words to that Jamie Han student in the NUS talk. Harry Lee said something to the effect that if you think you've got good ideas, you are free to express them on the Internet or on a blog; he went on to say that this is an easy medium, cheap, accessible and potentially with a very wide reach.

So LKY himself thinks that blogs can be a good idea ...

Anonymous said...

It is different between advocating about environmental issues and advocating about Politics. One is legal and the other is illegal.

Expressing passively is different from advocating actively.

As an example,
I can express my environmental concerns by promoting less paper usage to save the trees.

Or I can advocate similar concerns for the environment by encouraging people to tie themselves to trees, as a protest to tree cutting.

One is legal and the other illegal.

happy blogger said...

Aiyah, blogs are just part of the Internet which the whole world has already learned to live with (and now cannot live without).

Those people who are against blogs are probably just those same old fogies who are afraid and suspicious of any new technology.

You know, the same kind of people who still queue up inside the bank to withdraw money, because they don't trust ATMs.

Soon these people will be extinct, why worry?

Anonymous said...

"It is different between advocating about environmental issues and advocating about Politics. One is legal and the other is illegal.

Expressing passively is different from advocating actively.

As an example,
I can express my environmental concerns by promoting less paper usage to save the trees.

Or I can advocate similar concerns for the environment by encouraging people to tie themselves to trees, as a protest to tree cutting.

One is legal and the other illegal.



-- The above misses a couple of rather obvious points such as:

(1) you can advocate this:

I can express my environmental concerns by promoting less paper usage to save the trees.

... OR this:

Or I can advocate similar concerns for the environment by encouraging people to tie themselves to trees, as a protest to tree cutting.

in any number of ways - eg by pasting posters in public places, writing articles to newspapers, giving a public speech, talking about the idea on radio; publishing the idea in your own magazine, OR blogging about it.

Blogging, like any other communication instrument, is intrinsically content-neutral after all, as has been mentioned earlier.

(2) The second vital point missed is that potentially just about anything -

education, housing policy, cost of living, military service, public transport, healthcare, income tax, crime levels, abortion, capital punishment, the economy, religion, employment, and yes, the environment too (eg the Iban natives in Sarawak protesting against the destruction of their rainforest home because of the construction of the Bakun Dam)...

can become political. If you think that people shouldn't be allowed to talk about politics, basically you're potentially saying that people may not be allowed to talk about almost anything that matters to them. Which doesn't sound right to me.

Mr Wang Says So said...

Thank you all for the interesting comments. May I suggest that we all save it for another occasion?

In this post, I am just looking for people to point out interesting blogs to me, for the purposes of my list. Hope we can stick to that for now ...

Anonymous said...

Yes, you have the freedom to advocate similar concerns for the environment by encouraging people to tie themselves to trees, as a protest to tree cutting.

Or,
you can advocate concerns for wild bears by donning a bear suit and parading outside the Istana for the visiting Queen of England to see.

But if any of these activities overly gets in the way of any of the Government's organisations and their work, then you are viable for a criminal act.

Anthony said...

Hmmm...I've always found it ironic that people who make the claim that bloggers are "All talk no action" are essentially committing the exact error, i.e "All talk no action", except targetted against bloggers.

In any case...

I nominate http://toywantondallysmileandjest.blogspot.com/

happy blogger said...

Someone said:

"If serious people write their serious thoughts in an online diary, how will people trust their thoughts?"

I guess in the same way that you decide whether to trust the thoughts of the author of a book
or the thoughts of a writer of a magazine article or the thoughts of a presenter of a TV show or the thoughts of a politician standing on the election podium.

You use your BRAIN and JUDGEMENT and you THINK lah. Is it really so difficult to tell whether a person is making sense?

Bloggers who write sense should have the confidence in themselves that there will be many people who know that they are writing sense. Singaporeans are not that stupid, even though the government likes to treat them as if they are.

But if you're stupid, you're stupid lah. Nothing to do with the medium. Chee Soon Juan is stupid, whether he blogs or makes speeches or writes articles in newspapers or go on hunger strikes. Aiyah, stupid means stupid lah, and people can tell.

bear supporter said...

Excuse me, what's the Istana bear got to do with this topic? It didn't have a blog, did it. In fact, if the bear just stuck to blogging, it wouldn't have gotten arrested.

Don't try to distract people from the issues being discussed here.

Anonymous said...

Apparently some Singaporeans are not only stupid because they can't think and they don't/can't read as well. For blog posts, they want links, they want evidence, they want credentials to prove this and that.

Wah lau! They think bloggers are lawyers in court huh? Prove this prove that. Might as well stick to reading online dictionaries hahaha!!!!!!!

Just goes to show the obvious lack of brains.

Anonymous said...

I am betting with the money from my Progress Package that the Istana bear has got a blog but took to the streets because of his stupid unworkable ideas. And then purposely want to get in the way of the visiting Queen then get arrested lah! What a joke!

bear supporter said...

Apparently the Queen is a staunch supporter of animal rights and would have been horrified to learn that Istana guards wear hats made of bearskin.

Ah well, good reason to lock up the bear and throw away the key, I suppose.

Singapore is embarrassing.

Anonymous said...

Happy blogger,

I believe you have just highlighted something extra-ordinary that is not usually mentioned but needs to be occasionally mentioned.

That most Singaporeans have absolutely no brains and no judgement for blog contents or anything else. And they are afraid of almost anything. I believe this sums up the "average" Singaporean who doesn't trust blogs.

Anonymous said...

Then the Queen should promote Veganism with me too. =P

Anonymous said...

No, bear supporter, you and your unworkable ideas are the ones embarrassing enough.

schizophrenic said...

j.c. teachers

http://melanchory.blogspot.com/
http://myplaypen.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

I nominate Chemical Generation Singapore

http://chemgen.blogspot.com/

chrischoo said...

Mr Wang, could you also post a handful of good pro-government (as in ruling party) blogs on your list? I'm slightly disappointed that the closest I've come to such blogs are those with blatant satire. I think it shows how strongly a segment of the population feels about the status quo, but I'm sure there is usually more depth to some very well-thought policies that just doesn't make its way into the papers or online.

Anybody who reads about Singapore social issues online would think that the country is on the brink of collapse, considering the chasm that separates anti and pro-establishment (if they exist) blogs.

Anonymous said...

chrischoo,

As said earlier. Please dun expect pro govt blogs if the media is 100% behind "nation building"

Other side of the fence

1) The WONDERFUL AWARD WINNING SINGAPORE Straits Times

2) THE REGION PROPRANGDA PRO AUTHORITARIAN MEDIA Channelnewsasia.com

3) THE YOUNG PAP WEBSITE Together a NEW SINGAPORE

4) Our Teachers SPREADING THE PRO PAP MESSAGE HAPPILY

5) Our Boss PAY LESS INCOME TAX FOR THE RICH

6) Our Neighbours SIE NAO HIAH PLAY MUSIC LOUD LOUD I CALL POLICE LIAO

7) Sitoh Yin Pin COME DUN BE SHY EAT MY ABALONE PORRIDGE AND VOTE THE LIGHTING, DUN CARE WHETHER UR TAXES OR BUS FARES GO UP

8) National Day Songs ONE PEOPLE ONE PARTY ONE SINGAPORE, THATS THE WAY THAT WE WILL BE FOREVER MORE

Mr Wang Says So said...

Chris

I am quite happy to post good, serious Singapore blogs that are pro-PAP, if there are any.

Feel free to nominate.

Anonymous said...

I nominate mysingaporenews.com as the most pro PAP blog.

Well at least it is the least anti PAP blog. And since there are no pro PAP blogs, the least anti PAP must be the most pro PAP blog.

Anonymous said...

Ooops, it is www.mysingaporenews.blogspot.com

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My name is Mrs Sharon Sim. I live in Singapore and i am a happy woman today? and i told my self that any lender that rescue my family from our poor situation, i will refer any person that is looking for loan to him, he gave me happiness to me and my family, i was in need of a loan of S$250,000.00 to start my life all over as i am a single mother with 3 kids I met this honest and GOD fearing man loan lender that help me with a loan of S$250,000.00 SG. Dollar, he is a GOD fearing man, if you are in need of loan and you will pay back the loan please contact him tell him that is Mrs Sharon, that refer you to him. contact Dr Purva Pius,via email:(urgentloan22@gmail.com) Thank you.

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