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What is the matter with Singapore's internet?!!!

Postby Buchanan » Sun, 28 Nov 2004 6:14 pm

Dear ALL-concerned:

Well, I am moving over to Singapore soon and the connection TO .SG sites, for example, web-hosts like for THESE FORUMS, hmmm, are WELL SLOW. Of course, this may be due to myself being well-spoilt in Japan with 7 Mbytes per sec in its well-set-up fully-optical 100Mbps connections throughout the country .JP. BUT my MAIN QUESTIONS ARE:

1. How fast do you get from .SG to the rest-of-the-world? [My max. when i was on holiday was about 250Kbytes per sec... way slow..la?!]

2. How fast do you get internally in .SG, but outside your local network?

well, sorry for the rant, but i feel better now.


Cheers me dears.

PS: Is there a proxy server, monitoring conenctions, perhaps... just a though?!!!
I always cheque fur speelling mistakes and other such errorz... ;)

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Re: What is the matter with Singapore's internet?!!!

Postby jpatokal » Tue, 30 Nov 2004 12:40 am

Buchanan wrote:PS: Is there a proxy server, monitoring conenctions, perhaps... just a though?!!!

No joke -- there is one. Every single connection you make is logged, monitored and filtered, and precisely 100 sites (including playboy.com) are blocked nationwide.

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Re: What is the matter with Singapore's internet?!!!

Postby Bafana » Tue, 30 Nov 2004 11:15 am

jpatokal wrote:
Buchanan wrote:PS: Is there a proxy server, monitoring conenctions, perhaps... just a though?!!!

No joke -- there is one. Every single connection you make is logged, monitored and filtered, and precisely 100 sites (including playboy.com) are blocked nationwide.


I just got through then to playboy.com - Never had a problem with internet censorship unless from someones office or government department...

I beleive you can access what you like but in the end they will keep a log of what you do and us it to whack you when they want.

The old "enough rope to hang yourself job"

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Re: What is the matter with Singapore's internet?!!!

Postby Guest » Tue, 30 Nov 2004 12:59 pm

Bafana wrote:
jpatokal wrote:
Buchanan wrote:PS: Is there a proxy server, monitoring conenctions, perhaps... just a though?!!!

No joke -- there is one. Every single connection you make is logged, monitored and filtered, and precisely 100 sites (including playboy.com) are blocked nationwide.

... I beleive you can access what you like but in the end they will keep a log of what you do and us it to whack you when they want.... The old "enough rope to hang yourself job"


Ah I see. Interesting. So hopefully the apparent sluggish internet-speeds is a "delayed-and-relayed-internet-connection" thing and not a "low-bandwidth" problem, yes?

Thanks for the replies and for the added info Bafana and jpatoka.

Take acare and cheers.

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Re: What is the matter with Singapore's internet?!!!

Postby jpatokal » Fri, 03 Dec 2004 1:49 am

Bafana wrote:I just got through then to playboy.com - Never had a problem with internet censorship unless from someones office or government department...

Seriously? Who's your ISP? I certainly can't access playboy.com from my Starhub account... which is occasionally fairly annoying because, unlike the 17 trillion underaged goat sex sites I can access, there is actually some real content on Playboy (and I don't mean boobies, not that I have anything against them either).

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Re: What is the matter with Singapore's internet?!!!

Postby Bafana » Fri, 03 Dec 2004 10:28 am

jpatokal wrote:
Bafana wrote:I just got through then to playboy.com - Never had a problem with internet censorship unless from someones office or government department...

Seriously? Who's your ISP? I certainly can't access playboy.com from my Starhub account... which is occasionally fairly annoying because, unlike the 17 trillion underaged goat sex sites I can access, there is actually some real content on Playboy (and I don't mean boobies, not that I have anything against them either).


Just accessed it from work when checking the forum - We have Starhub here as well...

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Postby Guest » Tue, 07 Dec 2004 1:17 pm

If it helps, I can also access it, on singtell


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