24 Sep '11, 3am

Race Relations in Singapore (2002): Education, National Service and the Media

"Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it." - Mahatma Gandhi (attr) *** Report on IPS Research Forum on Ethnic Relations in Singapore (2002) "The special position of Malays and minorities in Singapore... free education for Malays... has been criticised, by both Malays and non-Malays, on grounds that it is at odds with the Government’s policy of meritocracy and that it creates a “crutch mentality”... Group Representation Constituencies (GRC)... signifies the end of the road for the single minority candidate in Singaporean elections... Within the Normal stream, peer groups are ethnically homogeneous. Spatial segregation can be seen in classrooms and in the canteens. Peer groups have a strong influence on post-secondary decision making especially among the Malay respondents. Mandarin used in classrooms by teachers for instruction is perce...

Full article: http://gssq.blogspot.com/2011/09/race-relations-in-singap...

A student-centric education system in the pipel...

channelnewsasia.com 22 Sep '11, 5am

SINGAPORE: The next phase for Singapore's education system will be one that is student-centric and focused on values. Spea...

National Parks Service to Start Largest Dam Removal in US History (TreeHugger) rt @gardencatlady @Peepsqueak

National Parks Service to Start Largest Dam Rem...

treehugger.com 24 Sep '11, 1am

Elwha Dam, photo: J Brew /CC BY-SA Next week marks the National Parks Service beginning the largest dam removal project in...

Opening Address by Mr Heng Swee Keat at the Min...

moe.gov.sg 22 Sep '11, 1pm

Following the riots in Britain this summer, there was much soul searching especially among educators. Anthony Seldon, Mast...

Singapore to set up national cyber security centre

straitstimes.com 21 Sep '11, 5am

Singapore will be setting up a new National Cyber Security Centre that will monitor the cyberspace to detect and prevent a...

BLOG » I'm Off To Singapore F1 Night Race!

BLOG » I'm Off To Singapore F1 Night Race!

smashpop.net 22 Sep '11, 4pm

I’m Off To Singapore F1 Night Race! Oh yesh…. first time shooting F1 at night. This is gonna be awesome. It gets even more...

Natural Gas Media and Stakeholder Relations Professionals to Head to Houston

Natural Gas Media and Stakeholder Relations Pro...

desmogblog.com 20 Sep '11, 1am

On October 31 and November 1, Houston will be abuzz with natural gas industry communications professionals arriving in the...

F1: A race for the tourism dollar

F1: A race for the tourism dollar

channelnewsasia.com 22 Sep '11, 11am

SINGAPORE: It's been four years since Singapore first hosted the inaugural Formula One night race. And the Singapore Touri...

Time to free up Singapore’s media

Time to free up Singapore’s media

sgpolitics.net 22 Sep '11, 8pm

Time to free up Singapore’s media September 23, 2011 by admin Filed under: Current Affairs and Politics Written by Ng E-Ja...

South Korean pop star Rain sets date for military service

South Korean pop star Rain sets date for milita...

channelnewsasia.com 23 Sep '11, 2pm

SEOUL : South Korean pop star Rain announced a new engagement Friday - national military service of around two years start...

Michael Schumacher reveals that he skipped final qualifying to save tyres for big race

Michael Schumacher reveals that he skipped fina...

straitstimes.com 25 Sep '11, 2am

Canny Michael Schumacher (above) revealed that he chose to duck out of final qualifying on Saturday for the Singapore Gran...

How To Give A Great Print Media Interview: Five...

youngupstarts.com 23 Sep '11, 8am

By Marsha Friedman, CEO of EMSI Public Relations and author of Celebritize Yourself Sometimes I cringe when I hear people ...

S'pore to set up National Cyber Security Centre...

channelnewsasia.com 21 Sep '11, 1pm

SINGAPORE: Singapore will set up a new National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) to boost its capability to counter cyber secu...

No Law Against Disrespecting The National Flag?: via Aussie Pete Blog

No Law Against Disrespecting The National Flag?...

aussiepete.com 19 Sep '11, 5pm

This is something I wasn't aware of - and just when I thought "I knew it all"! In Singapore, it is quite a serious offence...

Don't know what to this weekend? Fly down and @VisitSingapore for the Formula One race. Here's the suggested itinerary

Don't know what to this weekend? Fly down and @...

superadrianme.com 21 Sep '11, 2am

For those who would like to soak up the finals in a more cooling environment, opt to watch the race from the tallest hotel...

Road closures for Formula One race - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

Road closures for Formula One race - Yahoo! via...

sg.news.yahoo.com 20 Sep '11, 5am

With the Formula One Grand Prix returning to Singapore this week, a series of roads will be closed to traffic around the M...