5 must-read books for understanding Asia better
Not all Asians are the same. Here are a few of books for increasing your knowledge of Asian cultures and the socio-political landscapes.
Nuclear energy development in Southeast Asia: Implications for Singapore
Civil nuclear energy policy in Southeast Asia has seen sharp swings recently. Prior to the Fukushima tsunami and nuclear crisis in March 2011, several ASEAN member states had been actively pursuing nuclear energy. Fukushima compelled some to re-evaluate their plans. Thailand delayed the construction of its first nuclear power plant. In the Philippines, it became…
Beyond Food For Fuel: The Little Red Dot in GCC-ASEAN Relations
Another book chapter in the bag. Weeee!!!! *Alhamdulillah* 🙂 This chapter is part of an edited volume that has been the result of conference papers presented at Asia-Gulf relations workshop at the 2012 Gulf Research Meeting (GRM), held at the University of Cambridge in July 2012. The 2012 GRM was perhaps the biggest compared to…
Islamic Development Bank’s Young Professionals Program
Good news and opportunities should always be shared. Like this one. ————————————- Call for Applications for the Islamic Development Bank Group’s Young Professionals Program (YPP) The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group which based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia is pleased to announce the recruitment for it’s Young Professionals Program. The Young Professionals Program (YPP) is the…
Reviewing our environment in 2012
Think saving the planet is that easy? Think again. If trying to understand the complex interactions between sciences, economics, culture, politics, security and global/regional frameworks is just not working for you and you’re close to giving up, then check this out. For the fourth year running, the RSIS Centre for Non-Traditional Security (NTS) Studies has…
“Don’t judge a book by it’s cover”
This art piece is brilliant and reflective of the reality of who we really owe the beauty of our clean and green concrete landscape to. I have often said to overseas friends, who are very impressed with Singapore’s cleanliness, that there is a reason for that. We have people to pick up after us. Oftentimes…
Cool green ads #3
Spotted this on the back of a car. Just had to share it. 🙂
Endgame for Climate Change Negotiations?
WHAT SAY YOU? This comic was sketched by the very talented PK 🙂
Alamak! I missed Yam Ah Mee doing Bhangra!
So my aunt and I decided to make a random detour before some grocery shopping at Holland Village, and checked out the Circle Line Open House. Some would say that’s “So Singaporean” behaviour. “Free Ride and freebies, so must go!” If you were there during the Open House, you would have observed that this was…
Disasters’ Damage on Development
Recent media reports on the new wave of floods and landslides around the world have yet again highlighted the critical need for disaster preparedness and contingency plans to address the increasing intensity of weather related disasters. However, what has also played out more significantly in these incidents have been weather-related disasters’ direct adverse implications on…