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Singapore Elections 2011 – Results

by James Chan on 8 May ’11

The Singapore Elections 2011 is now over – the PAP has been returned to government. We can all go to bed. PAP – 81 seats in 11 SMCs & 14 GRC WP – 6 seat in 1 SMC & 1 GRC NSP – 0 SDP – 0 SPP – 0 RP – 0 Best performer [...]

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Questions for PM Lee Hsien Loong

May 4, 2011 Social Engineering
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I don’t think I’ll be able to attend tonight’s 8pm Facebook live chat with our Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the PAP Facebook page, so I thought I’d pen down some of my questions, in the hopes that those of you who share my concerns can ask them on my behalf. I don’t even [...]

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Weighing in on Singapore Elections 2011

May 2, 2011 Social Engineering

I‘ve watched the events of the Singapore elections eagerly since nomination day via Twitter, Facebook and websites even as I was halfway around the world in New York.  I did not get a chance to vote in the 2006 Elections thanks to a walkover in the Holland-Bukit Timah GRC, when I was still staying with my [...]

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How to Reinvent a City, in 5 easy steps

May 2, 2011 Social Engineering
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I gave this presentation at GEL 2011 on 29 April at NYC. It was my first ever public talk. I think I was too nervous in front of the 400-strong crowd to deliver it as planned, but at least I’ve broken my public speaking duck. I figured I’d share the slides and speech with everyone [...]

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Supercharging Emerging Tech Ecosystems via “Hacker” Tourism

April 23, 2011 Startups & Entrepreneurship
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I‘ve been working on an idea to supercharge emerging tech ecosystems for a while now. The idea is in its 4th iteration, and I think I’ve gotten enough initial feedback to share it publicly, hopefully without making a fool of myself. I choose to share my idea openly to get further validation and possibly funding [...]

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Startup Roots Singapore Update

April 20, 2011 Startups & Entrepreneurship
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I just got off the team’s regular coordination call, and figured I’d take some time to update everyone on the momentum we’ve gotten behind Startup Roots Singapore after 2-odd months of work. For an overview, check out e27′s email interview with Derrick Ko. I learnt of Derrick and Zaizhuang’s plans for Startup Roots Singapore at [...]

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Indonesia Tech Startup Wrap-up: IMULAI & StartupLokal

April 10, 2011 Startups & Entrepreneurship
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Over the past year, the Indonesia tech startup scene has sprung out of nowhere to captivate the minds of investors and entrepreneurs alike.  There’s always been a base level of tech entrepreneurship in Indonesia, but its most recent breakout can be traced back to Koprol’s acquisition by Yahoo in May 2010.  East Ventures led the [...]

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