Category Archives: Asia

Surfing to .. Myanmar

The Home page of the Central Statistics Organisation of Myanmar (https://www.csostat.gov.mm/) was very sparsely populated on the day of my visit. Several other links to the site appeared at the top of the references from a search for ‘Official statistics … Continue reading

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Surfing to .. Indonesia

Southern Asia has been in the news recently so I decided to visit Statistics Indonesia (http://www.bps.go.id/eng/ ) whose website is in both English and Bahasa Indonesian. The English version of the site offers less than the Bahasa version both in … Continue reading

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Surfing to .. Israel

Information from Israel is always interesting from a presentation perspective since the two languages – Hebrew and English – are used on the website Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics (www.cbs.gov.il/engindex.htm ). In Hebrew the text reads from right to left … Continue reading

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Surfing to .. Cambodia

Thanks to one of my regular readers for the suggestion this month to visit the web site of the National Institute of Statistics, Cambodia at (http://www.nis.gov.kh/ ). This link takes the user to an English language site and there appears … Continue reading

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Surfing to .. Russia

Surrounded by snow, I tried to cheer myself up by visiting the website of a place with even more snow – Russia. The website of the Russian Federation, Federal State Statistical Service (http://www.gks.ru/wps/wcm/connect/rosstat/rosstatsite.eng/ ) is available in English or Russian. … Continue reading

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Surfing to .. Malaysia

It is some 7 years since I have reviewed the site for official statistics at the Department of Statistics in Malaysia (http://www.statistics.gov.my/). Searching for official statistics Malaysia in Google brought the link for the site to the top. The first … Continue reading

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Surfing to … Turkey

Having just returned from Turkey, I thought that would be an appropriate site to review for this month. The Turkish Statistical Institute site can be found at http://www.turkstat.gov.tr/Start.do and should open in English. If not the language switch is where … Continue reading

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Surfing to .. Japan

The sun is very bright here in Wales today and I was reminded of the flag of Japan – so the review this month is of the website of the Statistics Bureau of Japan which can be accessed at http://www.stat.go.jp/english/. … Continue reading

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Surfing to … Singapore

Even though the site for Statistics Singapore (http://www.singstat.gov.sg/ ) is an official site, its colours make it look more inviting to the ordinary person. The Home page is of fixed width with about one and a half screens’ depth. Navigation … Continue reading

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Surfing to … Philippines

The National Statistics Office, Republic of the Philippines, is an English language site at http://www.census.gov.ph/ . The Home page is over three screens in depth and obviously means that a user had to read/scroll a lot to identify what is … Continue reading

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China

This month I wandered to the east to China. The National Bureau of Statistics web site (http://www.stats.gov.cn/english/ ) is a fixed size page that fits into the middle of the browser window. The advantage of this approach is that the … Continue reading

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Hong Kong

A Happy New Surfing Year to all readers! 2010 promises to be another year of great advancement in the Internet technology field with more phones being capable of direct access at reasonable speeds. Few statistical offices rushed into the provision … Continue reading

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