If you haven’t yet read the latest public opinion survey released by the Pew Research Center earlier this week, then it’s time you did. Based on interviews with over 48,000 people from 44 different countries in the last five months, the survey attempts to lend some perspective to the tit-for-tat manoeuvring and out-manoeuvring of the world’s leaders on Asia’s stage. Some of the findings are interesting, to say the least?
SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore’s information minister says two children’s books dealing with gay subjects that were ordered removed from public libraries won’t be destroyed after all.
A recent Mercer survey has placed Singapore as the fourth most expensive city in the world for expatriates and the second in Asia after Hong Kong. The top placed cities were Luanda in Angola and N’Djamena in Chad. According to the Mercer report, “currency fluctuations and the impact of inflation on goods and services” were the main reasons behind the high cost of living. Rounding up the top 10 are Zurich, Geneva, Bern (all Switzerland), Tokyo (Japan), Shanghai (China) and Moscow (Russia).
Anyone who has been to the library knows that it is a place of calm and quiet, paradoxical then that the National Library Board (NLB) has caused uproar in Singapore.
A children’s book inspired by a real-life story of two male penguins raising a baby chick in New York’s zoo has been deemed inappropriate by state-run Singapore libraries.
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