For far too long, Singapore’s blogosphere has been dominated by two socio-political blogs – the ‘Temasek Review’, now known as ‘TR Emeritus’ and ‘The Online Citizen’.
In the last month or so, one new site using just a ‘wordpress’ domain name – ‘The Temasek Times’ has emerged from nowhere to challenge them and eventually build up a readership higher than both.
It took ‘The Temasek Times’ only three weeks to exceed the traffic ranking of The Online Citizen, and six weeks to overtake ‘TR Emeritus’ despite an obvious ‘handicap’ caused by its format.
According to the latest statistics from web analysis site Alexa.com, ‘The Temasek Times’ is now ranked the 120th most visited site in Singapore:
‘TR Emeritus’ is now five places behind at 125:
“The Online Citizen” is ranked far behind at 273 with a readership less than half of ‘The Temasek Times':
The ranking is calculated based on the average number of visitors and pageviews. ‘The Temasek Times’ has far less pageviews than ‘TR Emeritus’ and ‘The Online Citizen’ because of its simple wordpress design and template which means that it needs to have a higher unique number of readers daily to ‘compensate’.
Despite its stunning success, ‘The Temasek Times’ is only a PROTOTYPE to build two new sites with their own domain names which will emerge when the background preparations are completed – a serious socio-political commentary site and a tabloid news site with the long-term strategic view of going into print eventually.
As such, we are now looking to build an editorial team for the new socio-political commentary site which will no longer accept and publish articles from anonymous contributors to build up credibility and respectability.
We are also looking for freelance journalists and photographers to run the tabloid news site. Students are most welcomed to apply and they will be paid on a fee-for-assignment basis.
Interested advertisers can contact us to advertise your products / services for FREE, but due to the overwhelming number of requests and restricted amount of space available on the site, we are sorry we will only reply to successful applicants.
If you are interested to join us in this exciting project, please email your resume to us at: