Big Web Links Directory - The mother of all blog listings
You have heard of sgblogs.com, you have heard of ping.sg.
If you have the extra dough, you might be interested in Big Web Links DirectoryIt is one of the few pioneers in listing sites, which obviously gave them an edge in terms of their popularity! They are currently of pagerank 7, and if you are not too sure how page ranking works, a higher pagerank person link you, your pagerank will increase slightly (yes, just slightly).
If you do not have money, do not give this site a miss though, it has one of the greatest links I have seen. Those who are listed have the money, they are serious about their site. So go on and take a look!
Their site works by bidding for placement in the listing. So in another words, yes you need quite a lot of money to make it to the top 10. But in a way it can control the quality of sites there.
"Big Web Links Directory is a search engine friendly web directory that offers a new approach for directory listings (it was among the first using this concept, which is now being used more and more). There are thousands of web directories on the Internet. You can submit to one, and end up on page 10 of results, where no one will see it and you will have little if any link value. This is especially true when submitting new sites (for directories that sort by PR). Instead of sorting listings by popularity, Page Rank, or alphabetically, the listings with Big Web Links are sorted by the bid amount. This allows webmasters to easily control the position of listings in the directory. For example, if a webmaster wants a listing to be on a category's first page, the dollar amount can be adjusted to the amount needed to achieve this goal. Listing contribution increases take immediate effect, which makes listing control very convenient. As an additional benefit, the top 10 listings are shown on the homepage, while the top 20 listings are shown on the top links page, which is a significant benefit for those listings. A listing details page dedicated for each listing is also provided, which makes a total of 4 links possible in the directory. The directory is very strong, and continually being heavily promoted to offer direct traffic as well as strong link value. The site has a Google PageRank of 7."