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Welcome to WikiProject Singapore! Some Wikipedians have formed a Project to improve and organise articles which relate to Singapore. We are dedicated to improving these articles and if you would like to help, please add your name to the participants!

It's new![edit]

Guidelines for writing articles

Please feel free to announce your new Singapore-related articles below (newer articles at the top). Please ensure that you follow the Wikipedia guidelines before you post any article. If you need help or would like to seek the collaboration of experienced editors on an article, do post a message at our talk page.

After you have created the article, add the banner {{WikiProject Singapore}} to the article's talk page so that the article is added to the list of "Singapore articles by quality and importance". If you want an assessment of your article, please add your request here

To help fight vandalism of articles, please add articles that you are interested in to your watchlist and revert any vandalism that occurs.


DYK suggestions

If you create or spot any new articles that have an interesting or unusual fact in them, consider suggesting them for the "Did you know?" box on the Wikipedia main page. Only nominations made within seven days from the creation or fivefold expansion of the article will be considered for DYK. Therefore, if you are creating a new article or working on a major expansion of an existing one and think you will take more than seven days to finish, consider doing so in a personal sandbox first and moving the article into the main namespace when you are done. You can make personal sandboxes by creating pages called "User:USERNAME/sandbox", "User:USERNAME/sandbox1", and so on, where "USERNAME" is your user name. An easy way of transferring the contents of your personal sandbox to an article is to replace the contents of the article with "{{subst:User:USERNAME/sandbox}}".

Also consider adding such articles to the Singapore Portal.

Recently created articles that may be within the scope of the project which are automatically picked up by our bot are listed here. Do help to improve relevant articles, and make nominations for the "Did you know?" section on Wikipedia's main page.

Project scope[edit]

WikiProject Singapore was formed with the intent of improving articles and coverage related to the Singapore in a fair and accurate manner, with an emphasis on subjects with national significance. Editors are encouraged to also participate in the more regional and/or topic specific Singapore related projects listed below.

As of 28 May 2015, there are 5,299 articles within the scope of WikiProject Singapore, of which 11 are featured. This makes up 0.11% of the articles on Wikipedia and 0.15% of featured articles and lists. Including non-article pages, such as talk pages, redirects, categories, etcetera, there are 14,724 pages in the project.

Participants[edit]

See Category:WikiProject Singapore members.

Article improvement[edit]

This part of the notice board facilitates collaboration between SGpedians to improve Singapore-related articles. There are many issues that may be common knowledge in Singapore, but are not well known outside Singapore and thus not mentioned in Wikipedia. SGpedians are encouraged to work alone or together to identify such issues, and to create and improve articles on them to counter systemic bias.

For information on and to take part in general collaboration projects, see the following:

Click on the following links for more information on projects on specific topics:

Combat vandalism! To combat vandalism to Singapore-related articles, check for suspicious changes at "Special:Recentchangeslinked/Index of Singapore-related articles", and revert undesirable edits.

Click here for detailed information on how articles are assessed for quality

Good Article drive[edit]

The aim of the Good Article (GA) drive project is to increase the number of Singapore-related GA articles in Wikipedia. To take part, simply nominate an article with GA potential below and "adopt" it, or another article. Then work alone or with other SGpedians to bring the articles you have adopted up to GA status. Articles undergoing a GA drive are not owned by those participating in the collaboration; even if you are not a collaborator, do be bold and improve articles undergoing a GA drive.

Articles don't write themselves. So write them!

Nominated articles (46)[edit]

Please format nominations as follows:

* '''[[ARTICLE NAME]]''' (Notes such as "failed GAN on 4 July 2007" or a link to an ongoing peer review, if applicable): list issues that need to be addressed, such as "needs copy-editing" or "lack of references in History section"
*:adopted by list SGpedians who have adopted the article by typing [[User:USERNAME|USERNAME]]

To adopt an article, simply add your user name to its "adopted by" list and start improving it! Once work on an article is complete and it has been nominated for GA review, it should be moved to the "Articles undergoing GA review" list below.

  • 2010 Summer Youth Olympics torch relay (failed GAN on 9 January 2011): The article should be copyedited and restructed. Some paragraphs are unreferenced.
    Not adopted yet (AngChenrui is primary contributor).
  • Administrative law in Singapore (appeared in DYK on 12 January 2012, failed GAN on 23 March 2014): The article should be written in summary style, with less jargon, and minor tone issues addressed.
    Not adopted yet (Smuconlaw is primary contributor).
  • Ah Boys to Men (see recent peer review): The prose needs extensive copyediting and the information must be better organised.
    Adopted by Hildanknight (Bonkers The Clown, the primary contributor, was banned).
  • Andrew Ang: The two one-sentence sections should be merged into other sections. The article needs some information about his personal life. A copyedit would be useful.
    Not adopted yet (Truth'soutthere is primary contributor).
  • Balaji Sadasivan (appeared in DYK on 8 October 2010): The article would benefit from a copyedit and a Personal life section.
    Not adopted yet (Jacklee is primary contributor).
  • Battle of Singapore: The article needs a copyedit. Some paragraphs are unreferenced.
    Not adopted yet.
  • Bonny Hicks (failed GAN on 28 March 2007): The article needs copyediting. The GA reviewer also commented that the article needs more context (he also asked for more references, but they appear to have been provided).
    Not adopted yet (CyberAnth is primary contributor).
  • Bukit Batok Memorial (appeared in DYK on 4 June 2007): The article needs a copyedit and MOS check. More information would be useful.
    Not adopted yet (Aldwinteo, the primary contributor, left Wikipedia)
  • Burmese Buddhist Temple (appeared in DYK on 30 July 2007): The article would benefit from a copyedit and MOS check.
    Adopted by LIN Rongxiang (Aldwinteo, the primary contributor, left Wikipedia)
  • Choo Seng Quee: The article needs copyediting with focus on prose flow.
    Not adopted yet (LRD NO is primary contributor)
  • Chua Ek Kay (appeared in DYK on 18 February 2008): The article would benefit from better organisation. Its lead section needs to be rewritten. There are NPOV and prose issues to deal with. Finally, the Early life section and first two paragraphs of the Artistic career section are unreferenced.
    Not adopted yet (Marcuslim is primary contributor)
  • Constitution of Singapore (appeared in DYK on 14 January 2013, failed GAN on 16 February 2014) : The article should be copyedited to ensure summary style and reduce legal jargon. On the other hand, the "subjects dealt with by the Constitution" should be expanded, not a list.
    Not adopted yet (Smuconlaw is primary contributor).
  • Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) Act (Singapore) (failed GAN on 26 June 2009, see reviewer's comments): The article needs more references (beyond the Act), as well as more information about controversy surrounding the Act and actual cases. Its lead section could be improved.
    Not adopted yet (Jacklee is primary contributor)
  • Daniel Bennett (footballer): There is insufficient information about his recent seasons with SAFFC. The article also needs copyediting with focus on prose flow.
    Not adopted yet (LRD NO is primary contributor)
  • Fann Wong (former GA, delisted on 15 January 2008, see reviewer's comments): The "Awards" section is unreferenced, the "Works" section is empty, the lead section should be polished and several short paragraphs should be expanded (or merged into other paragraphs).
    Adopted by Hildanknight. (Ryan-D is primary contributor)
  • Goh Keng Swee: Two citation needed tags. A copyedit would help.
    Not adopted yet (Jacklee is primary contributor)
  • High Court of Singapore (failed GAN on 30 March 2010, see reviewer's comments): The article would benefit from copyediting. Some sections should be rewritten in summary style. Please watch out for overly legalistic or technical tone in prose and lists.
    Not adopted yet (Jacklee is primary contributor)
  • Indra Sahdan Daud: The lead section is too short. The article needs extensive copyediting with particular attention to prose flow.
    Not adopted yet (LRD NO is primary contributor)
  • Jin Long Si Temple (appeared in DYK on 28 October 2007, failed GAN on 15 October 2012): The prose needs to be copyedited, with emphasis on NPOV. The article is somewhat outdated. One reference link is dead.
    Adopted by Hildanknight (Aldwinteo, the primary contributor, left Wikipedia)
  • Judicial independence in Singapore: The article would benefit from a copyedit and NPOV check.
    Not adopted yet (Smuconlaw is primary contributor).
  • K.S. Rajah (appeared in DYK on 28 June 2010): The article would benefit from more information about his personal life.
    Not adopted yet (Jacklee is primary contributor)
  • Languages of Singapore (failed GAN on 12 January 2011, see reviewer's comments): Several paragraphs lack references. Article should have more information about the characteristics and extent of use of Singlish.
    Not adopted yet.
  • Language education in Singapore: The article contains many lists, which must be converted to prose. The lead section should be expanded.
    Not adopted yet (Qkhuang1, the primary contributor, left Wikipedia).
  • Language planning and policy in Singapore: The article has many language errors and needs a thorough copyedit.
    Not adopted yet (Leneyi, the primary contributor, left Wikipedia).
  • Offence of scandalizing the court in Singapore (appeared in DYK on 9 August 2010): The article would benefit from a copyedit to ensure summary style and reduce legal jargon.
    Not adopted yet (Smuconlaw is primary contributor).
  • Operation Spectrum: The article needs a thorough copyedit and some reorganisation.
    Not adopted yet (Lostbedouin is primary contributor)
  • Parliament of Singapore (failed GAN on 5 April 2010): The article needs to be written in summary style, with less legal details and jargon.
    Not adopted yet (Jacklee is primary contributor).
  • Population control in Singapore (appeared in DYK on 26 August 2011): The article needs a thorough copyedit and some restructuring.
    Adopted by LIN Rongxiang (La goutte de pluie, the primary contributor, was banned).
  • Powers of the President of Singapore: The article would benefit from a copyedit that reduces legal jargon.
    Not adopted yet (Smuconlaw is primary contributor).
  • Relevant and irrelevant considerations in Singapore administrative law: The article would benefit from a copyedit to ensure summary style and reduce legal jargon.
    Not adopted yet (Smuconlaw is primary contributor).
  • Separation of powers in Singapore (appeared in DYK on 7 February 2014): The article would benefit from a copyedit to ensure summary style and reduce legal jargon. Its neutrality has been disputed.
    Not adopted yet (Smuconlaw is primary contributor).
  • Singapore (former GA, delisted on 16 July 2007, see reassessment and recent peer review): The article needs more references and a copy-edit. It also has many MoS violations that need to be dealt with.
    Not adopted yet.
  • Singapore 2006 (failed GAN on 18 January 2007): The article offers weak coverage of several areas (such as logistics) and needs copyediting. Several short sections are problematic.
    Not adopted yet (Huaiwei has expressed interest).
  • Singapore Airlines (failed GAN on 7 October 2006): The article has a long history of disputes, which must be resolved for it to be stable. Some sections are poorly referenced. Short paragraphs should be merged or expanded.
    Not adopted yet.
  • Singapore Changi Airport (former GA, delisted on 2 August 2009, see reviewer's comments): The article needs more references and a copyedit. Extraneous information should be removed.
    Not adopted yet.
  • Singapore Dreaming (former GA, delisted on 14 December 2009, see reviewer's comments): The Plot section is too long and there are too many short paragraphs. There should be more information on critical reception. Some information and references need updating.
    Adopted by Hildanknight. (Goh wz is primary contributor)
  • Singaporean general election, 2006 (former GA, delisted on 16 February 2010, see reviewer's comments): The article needs a thorough copyedit and many statements are unreferenced.
    Not adopted yet.
  • Sivakant Tiwari (appeared in DYK on 9 August 2010): Some sources appear under References and others under Notes.
    Not adopted yet (Jacklee is primary contributor)
  • Speak Mandarin Campaign: The article would benefit from a copyedit and excessive detail in the Evolution section must be trimmed. The citations must be formatted properly.
    Not adopted yet (Edelyn90, the primary contributor, left Wikipedia).
  • Tan Boon Teik (appeared in DYK on 18 March 2012): The article would benefit from copyediting and if there is available information on his personal life, it should be added.
    Not adopted yet. (Jacklee is primary contributor)
  • Tan Teck Guan Building (appeared in DYK on 2 September 2007): The lead section needs to be fleshed out and the In popular section is problematic. More inline citations are needed.
    Not adopted yet (Sengkang, the primary contributor, left Wikipedia)
  • The Buddhist Library (appeared in DYK on 11 August 2007): The article would benefit from a copyedit and MOS check.
    Adopted by LIN Rongxiang (Aldwinteo, the primary contributor, left Wikipedia)
  • The Fullerton Hotel Singapore (appeared in DYK on 8 September 2007): The Facilities section and lead section need expansion. The article should also be copyedited with particular attention to NPOV.
    Not adopted yet (Sengkang, the primary contributor, left Wikipedia)
  • Trim and Fit (appeared in DYK on 28 February 2008): The article needs a copyedit and could also do with an NPOV check. Information in the "Overview" section should be integrated into the lead section. More information would obviously be welcome.
    Not adopted yet. (Mailer diablo is primary contributor)
  • Vandalism Act (Singapore) (appeared in DYK on 13 June 2010): The article would benefit from a copyedit. The "Other provisions" section comprises two short paragraphs.
    Not adopted yet (Jacklee is primary contributor).
  • Wang Yuegu (appeared in DYK on 24 August 2008): The "Early life" section is too short and the article lacks a "Personal life" section.
    Not adopted yet (Jacklee is primary contributor)

Articles undergoing FA and GA nomination/review[edit]

The Article alerts bot automatically places Singapore-related articles undergoing a Featured Article or Good Article nomination or review here. However, you are free to manually list articles that have been nominated for FA or GA review. If an article achieves FA or GA status, remove it from this list and insert it into the "Featured articles and honourable mentions" section above.

Wikipedia:WikiProject Singapore/Article alerts

Failed[edit]

List here alphabetically articles that were nominated for GA status but failed to achieve it, and brief reasons why this occurred for members' information. The list should be cleared or archived regularly.

Resources[edit]

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Here are resources that you may find useful when creating Singapore-related articles.

General resources

Government

News


Templates
You may like to use the following templates if you are writing an article about or relating to one of the following topics. For instructions on how to use a particular template, click on the template name below and read the documentation on the template page. Feel free to add other templates to the list.

General templates

Navigation templates
A navigation template is a box of links used in a number of related articles to facilitate navigation between those articles.

Infobox templates

Infobox templates provide standardized information across related articles.

Stub tags
These tags may be added to stub articles. {{Singapore-stub}} is the general tag Singapore-related articles; the tags listed below can be used for specific cases. To propose new stub categories, go to Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/Proposals.

Talk page templates
This template should be placed on the talk page of a Singapore-related article.


An evening panorama of the Singapore skyline

A picture is worth a thousand words. If you are looking for images relating to Singapore that can be used in articles, check out the Wikimedia Commons:

Singapore • Category:Singapore • Atlas of Singapore
You may also be able to find what you need in these collections of photographs by SGpedians:

User:Advanced/Gallery •
User:Chensiyuan •
User:Huaiwei/Photo Gallery •
User:Mailer diablo/Photo Gallery •
User:Russianroulette2004/Gallery •

User:Sengkang/Gallery
User:Slivester/Gallery
User:SpLoT/Gallery
User:Tdxiang/Gallery
User:Vsion/Gallery

To request for particular Singapore-related photographs, leave a message at "Request for images".

Barnstar[edit]

Anyone can award a barnstar! You don't need to be an admin, and neither the giver nor the recipient needs to be from the country. So if you see someone helping this Wikiproject, place the following on their wall:

Image What to type Country
The Singapore Barnstar
{{subst:The Singapore Barnstar of National Merit|message ~~~~}} Singapore BarnstarSingapore

Tools[edit]

Main tool page: toolserver.org
  • Checklinks - Edit and repair external links
  • Dab solver - Quickly resolve ambiguous links.
  • Peer reviewer - Provides hints and suggestion to improving articles.
  • Reflinks - Edits bare references - adds title/dates etc. to bare references