OPINION: Singapore has spent $1.5 billion to change its reputation - Dustin Roasa:

Singapore, in an effort to alter its reputation as an oasis — or wasteland, depending on how you look at it — of tidy, soulless efficiency, began an enormous effort to reposition itself as an international arts hub in an effort to boost its international status and attract global capital and talent. To that end, the government spent nearly $1.5 billion on art and culture from 2005 to 2010, one of the highest per capita rates in the world.

Full article: http://singaporenewsalternative.blogspot.com/2011/12/opin...



todayonline.com 04 Dec '11, 9pm

SINGAPORE - The Republic's gaming sector is expected to rake in close to US$7 billion (S$9 billion) next year in revenue, ...

Wolverines live up to tough reputation

Wolverines live up to tough reputation

news.mongabay.com 05 Dec '11, 2am

Photos: bizarre new mammal discovered in Vietnam (11/28/2011) A new species of omnivorous mammal has been found in Cuc Phu...