The story begins: Singapore is reviewing guidelines governing the kind of short-term rentals used by home sharing companies like Airbnb, underscoring the regulatory uncertainties the fast-growing startup faces as it expands abroad. At question in wealthy, tightly controlled Singapore: Should home owners be allowed to rent out their residences for short periods of time, as […]
In my post a couple of weeks ago about Art Stage Singapore, the annual Asia-focused exhibition held here, I promised to post some more photos. Here goes. I really, really enjoyed walking around the space and taking in all the varied works. These iPhone snapshots are meant to show a sampling of what was on […]
Yesterday A and I attended the final day of Art Stage Singapore, held at the Marina Bay Sands exhibition center. It’s an art fair where galleries from all over the world display various works, with a focus on Asian contemporary art. Here are a few of my Tweets from yesterday about pieces with technological* themes. […]
I Tweeted this yesterday: Xmas spirit: It's only early November, but the Santa hats are in full effect at this Singapore cafe! pic.twitter.com/b3IHFpCsK4 — Newley Purnell (@newley) November 5, 2014 One question: Does this mean the staff at my local cafe will be wearing these caps for the next seven weeks?
August marked five years since we adopted Ashely, our beloved shelter dog. Here’s a pic from the day we took her home in Bangkok in 2009. She’s six years old now, as she was a year old when we got her. As you can see — and as I’ve noted in previous posts — she […]
The New York Times‘s Roger Cohen, writing from Singapore, says Asia needs the United States to counter China. And it’s not getting that now. Further, a new, regionally assertive India under Modi is a long way off: Outside China, there is a consistent theme in Asia. It is concern that declining American power, credibility and […]