Singapore, 19 July 2011
Sadly, this is my second-last post for the Singapore Diaries blog. More sadly, this is my second-last week in Singapore. Even more sadly, this has been the slowest news week I have experienced in Singapore. In all seriousness, this is the front page from The Straits Times today:Even The Straits Times is in want of ideas. The most interesting thing about the front page was the story on Malaysian PM Najib establishing ties with the Vatican to appease the country’s “Christians after a series of episodes, including the firebombing of churches” ahead of a general election widely believed to be held next year. Full story here. I am not sure whether PM Najib realises the irony of visiting the capital of Catholicism to appeal to a Christian minority.
So rather pathetically I will now sign off for the week to start investigating for my final ‘Farewell Singapore’ post next Wednesday.