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Singapore, least emotional country – Part 2

Having talked to my Singaporean employer this morning gave me fresh insights about this issue. And, I did more background research on the global poll. The survey, conducted by Gallup, asked six simple questions to about 1,000 adults in each country each year between 2009 to 2011. Did you feel well-rested yesterday? Were you treated … Continue reading

Culture / Current Issues / People

Poll says, Singapore, least emotional country in the world.

A recent global poll said Singapore is the least emotional country while Philippines, the most emotional country. When asked by BBC’s Dan Damon yesterday on the reasons, Christine Lim, distinguished Singaporean author, without any reserve at all, said the poll measures public emotions where Singaporeans do badly in because they are reserve.She claims that it … Continue reading

Books / Environment / Science

Protect the Malaysian rainforests, protect the vampire moth

Another reason to protect the Malaysian rainforests: We are home to the only known blood-sucking moth of the Lepidoptera order, the Calpe eustrigata. It was first found in Malaya (now known as Peninsular Malaysia) by Hans Bänziger in 1968. There were further studies on them in 1970, 1975 and 1979. But, major research on it … Continue reading

Environment / Health / People / Spirituality

Bhutan’s pledge to be the first 100% organic nation

Bhutan, the country with a unique philosophy of measuring “Gross National Happiness” instead of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), has a new goal: To be the first 100% organic nation. Interesting that for a country without wealth and modern education, they are extremely forward-thinking. More on Bhutan’s pledge to be an organic nation here: http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=40,11126,0,0,1,0 Related … Continue reading