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Stories about Singapore

26 February 2015

How Did Palm Oil Become Such a Problem—and What Can We Do About It?

Production of palm oil is devastating for the environment. Solutions are complex, but they exist.

17 February 2015

No More Selling or Drinking Alcohol in Public After 10:30PM in Singapore

The government said the measure is necessary after receiving numerous complaints related to drunken behavior. But many described the new regulation as excessive and even discriminatory against foreign workers.

6 January 2015

A Death Sentence for Trafficking 15 Grams of Heroin? Singapore Groups Say No More.

Groups say the death penalty isn't an effective deterrent, pointing out how capital punishment makes even small offenses a matter of life and death, motivating criminals to be more violent.

28 December 2014

Air Asia Plane Carrying 162 People from Indonesia to Singapore Reported Missing

Indonesian authorities are focusing on the Bangka Belitung islands off the east coast of South Sumatra to find the missing plane.

29 October 2014

Understanding Southeast Asia in 19 Infographics

Global Voices looks at 19 infographics that help explain the promising future ahead for Southeast Asia, as well as the obstacles to greater regional prosperity.

6 October 2014

Why Singapore Artists Rejected the Government's Self-Censorship Scheme

Singapore’s decision to ban a political documentary has renewed the debate over the country's policies that undermine the freedom of artists.

24 September 2014

Singapore Bans Film Featuring Political Exiles Saying it ‘Undermines National Security’

The Singapore government considers the interview with exiled activists and aging communists as a threat to national security

6 August 2014

How the Singapore-Malaysia ‘Toll Wars’ Are Hurting Workers and Commuters

The cost of crossing the Singapore-Johor Causeway suddenly went up by almost 400 percent after toll fees were raised by Malaysia and Singapore.

16 July 2014

Singapore's Libraries Don't Want Kids Reading About Tango the Penguin and Her Two Loving Fathers

Singapore's National Library's has banned three children's books that feature same-sex couples after one person's complaint, calling the decision 'pro-family'. The reading public is not happy.

18 June 2014

‘People No Longer Trust the Government’ – This Open Letter Went Viral in Singapore

Singaporean novelist Catherine Lim wrote an open letter addressed to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong bemoaning the decline of public trust in the government.

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