Archive for the ‘Singapore’ Category

The Bukit Timah Nature Reserve in Singapore versus the entire North American continent

Tuesday, September 5th, 2006

Found @ Singapore 2006 – About Singapore in the interesting trivia section “5. The Bukit Timah Nature Reserve in Singapore contains more species of plants than the entire North American continent.”

Use Public

Tuesday, September 5th, 2006

Few days ago, I saw a sticker on a taxi “If you drink, use public”. The sticker was issued by the SPF

At least the key goverment organizations should get their propaganda material proof-read by the people behind the Speak Good English Movement

“If you drink, don’t drive” was clear.

The mrbrown Show is hilarious. The latest is the mrbrown show: native speakers corner

mrbrown: use Pretty Permalinks

Do you know that Singapore is the host for the 2006 Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group.

Since it will be _the_ event in Singapore for 2006, there is a website appropriately named Singapore 2006

..The Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the International Monetary Fund† (IMF) and World Bank Group†† are the largest and most comprehensive gathering of global financial representatives in the world, and are held outside their Washington, D.C. base every third year.. WOW

Should Singapore Idol have a vote down option

Saturday, August 26th, 2006

reddit: help: voting states ..As a general rule, vote up what you liked (and want to see more of) and vote down what you disliked (and don’t want to see similar things in the future)..

Should a “vote down” be possible for the Singapore Idol too ?

Lilies on the River 2006

Monday, August 21st, 2006

The Lilies on the River 2006 site contains a typo. invovles should be involves. have written to them !
Lilies on the River 2006

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s 2006 National Day Rally Speeches

Monday, August 21st, 2006

The PM spoke in 3 languages: English, Mandarin and Malay. When will there be a speech in Tamil ?

The Current Press Releases site SPRInter (linked to from www.gov.sg) for several minutes displayed : ..There are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request..

English text of the speech in Malay

English text of the speech in Mandarin

English text of the speech in English

Why are the title texts in ALL CAPS ?

sprinter headlines in all CAPS

Dear sprinter administrator, see Weblog Usability: The Top Ten Design Mistakes which states ..I noticed several headlines in ALL CAPS. That’s always bad. Reading speed is reduced by 10% and users are put off by the appearance of shouting..What about the Malay, Mandarin text of the speech in English ?

Freedback for the SPRInter

The PM stated “mrbrown is a talented man” (found @ the about page: And I have a regular Friday column I USED to have a regular Friday column for TODAY newspaper.)

There was also reference to the TalkingCock

Audio and Video are available @ ChannelNewsAsia

Should a new desktop in Singapore be a Dell or HP or Lenovo or Acer or something else

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006

Our Acer Aspire G600P is close to 4 years old. Apart from hard disk crashes two times, it has served us well. One of the main reasons for the search for a new desktop is that Google Earth cannot be executed!

Which one should I buy in Singapore? Dell or HP or Lenovo or Acer or something else?

Pluto Technology‘s ad in the July 2006 PC Magazine Singapore was impressive. (the website not as impressive)

The purchase is planned during COMEX 2006 Singapore

If I lived in the USA, I would seriously consider DIY as recommended in Steve Pavlina’s 10 reasons to develop your technical skills

Update on 2006 sep 03 – Ordered a Dell 9150

Happy Singapore National Day and Avani Avittam and Raksha Bandhan

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006

RAKSHA BANDHAN is called Avani Avittam in South India. This falls on the full moon day of the month of Sravan (August-September). It is an important Hindu festival. Hindus wear a new holy thread and offer libations of water to the ancient Rishis on this day.

On 9th August 2006, Singapore celebrates 41 years of independence2006 theme song – lyrics audio and video

(following image with typo found @ singapore ndp 2006 – wishes)

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Tom Peters on Singapore circa August 2006