I prefer cats.
I prefer sunsets.
I prefer solitude.
I prefer agreeing to disagree.
I prefer riding a bike.
I prefer writing about politics.
I am a Singaporean and a proud armchair critic
regardless of what my dear government thinks.
In case you are wondering…
“Reasons for anonymity on the Internet (in Singapore)”:
‘So why does the PAP govt want comments on the Internet to be “non-anonymous”? Cynics will say they want to track and catch people criticising the govt online to punish and humiliate. There is a basis for this belief. As recently as a few months ago, Richard Wan of TREmeritus was threatened with lawsuits by various members of the establishment. So was Alex Au. Mr. Brown was fired from Today for an article many netizens felt express the real sentiment on the ground. Richard Wan was threatened with a lawsuit for one of the tens of thousands of comments[Link] posted by one of the several thousands readers of the website – they went after him because he came forward…
Why are there so many people expressing rational reasonable views anonymously? In many other countries people will proudly put their real names and identities down. You look around at the people blogging with their real identities, many are retired others run their own business with little dealing with the govt. Suppose you’re an intelligent guy working for or running a small company dependent on one of the GLCs (e.g SingTel), will you feel safe being identified a blog full of alternative competing views? In the current political environment, given the level of fear, the level of dominance, and the position of free speech…it is unpredictable what kind of actions people will take if you are found out. ‘
Hey hi there,
I read your posts regularly. You have very insightful posts, and very concise and well-written. I am keen to explore how we collectively, as Singaporeans, can do more for Singapore. Would you be keen to meet up to discuss.
Author of The Heart Truths (www.thehearttruths.com)
I do not read much, and I did not learn well during my school days. I love this country and have been very passionate about our political progress and has always loads of ideas to share. But I realized that I am never good with my grammar and of course my command of English, Without a good command of English I am not able to express my view point accurately across to the messes.
I would love to start to blog just like you and mainly with the key concern on our local political views and what I see that can help to contribute to our country in whichever way we can however little it may seem. I only started reading websites like TRE, online citizen, Dr Lim’s blog and some other blogs listed in your here as well.
I am inspired by the sheer number of Singaporean that are contributing in so many way and sharing their inspiration and light mindedness in their blog. Most if not all are hoping to fight for the change that is now urgently needed in the country. I have so much to say but do not know where to start, perhaps I should start off with short article first. I will continue to read up and hopeful I will be able to write better and be able to deliver my point accurately and more importantly, easy to digest for any reader that may come across if there are going to be any in the first place.
Just do it, I say! Do not worry too much about nor writing well. Start off by writing short pieces first. You’ll get better as you write 🙂
It is great to have your reply and encouragement, I will gather some time and once I got it started I will let you know and provide you the URL. I am a network engineer and currently busy with project. Once my project is over, I should have enough time to start then. once again, thank you very much.
For readers and bloggers who wish to learn more about navigating the “perils of the online world” in Singapore, here’s a useful resource. Hear it from the lawyers and practitioners:
“How to survive the perils of the online world” by NSP Singapore
Hi, I would like to arrange an online interview will that be possible?
I am a student from Unisim currently assigned to do a project regarding how the mDa’s licensing had affected bloggers
Hope to hear from u
Wheen I originally commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added”
checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get four e-mails
with the same comment. Is there any way you can remove people from that service?
In the email notification there should be an option to “unsubscribe” or modify the subscription. Hope that works for you.
I receive a lot of referral link from this page, however, the old link pointing to Mr Brown’s Incident has been updated to the following link. Keep up the good work of yours!
Thanks for informing me and your encouragement!
Hi Singapore Armchair Critic,
My name is Runbin and I am writing from Weekender, Singapore’s largest lifestyle weekly publication.
I chanced upon your *articles and I thought your views are important for Singaporeans. As such, the editors of Weekender would like to create more awareness for your views on our publication.
*1. At the Bottom of the Recycling Trade: Karung Gunis and Cardboard Collectors
*2. A Singaporean Core?: What Defines a Singaporean (II)
*3. Let’s have an Honest Conversation about Immigration
Would it be possible to reprint your views in our publication so that more awareness can be made about your views?
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I have lived in Singapore for about a year now. This is a brilliant blog. Thanks for sharing your ideas.