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    Move over Tesla, here comes the Singapore made electric car:
    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...apore-10855708

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      How interesting, that people which made a lot of money in other business like musk and dyson try to break through the lobby of classic car producers. Despite if they are successfull or not: They give a huge impact in development of this technology. They have a vision, and the conventionals do - in my opinion - more or less an alibi project.
      Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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        No more Bombay Gin, now it is Brass Lion and Tanglin Gin from Singapore that rules (at least in Singapore):
        https://cnalifestyle.channelnewsasia...d-gin-10860682
        Last edited by ombugge; October 26th, 2018, 20:10.

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          Originally posted by ombugge View Post
          No more Bombay Gin, now it is Brass Lion and Tanglin Gin from Singapore that rules (at least in Singapore:
          https://cnalifestyle.channelnewsasia...d-gin-10860682
          Duly noted on the "to be tested" file!
          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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            I just noticed, this thread have reached page 100!!! (At least in my setup)

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              Originally posted by ombugge View Post
              I just noticed, this thread have reached page 100!!! (At least in my setup)
              Congratulations, this thread has officially entered the three-digit -pages-category!
              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                ombugge commented
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                It'll soon also pass 1500 posts!!!

              Michael Rogge visited Singapore in 1964:
              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PZ-7ApXIso

              In 1975:
              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCEMmips_OA

              And again in 1987:
              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OL2d7cjqF1s

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                This pedestrian bridge has been featured here many times, but I never knew the background story:
                https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...pines-10837194

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                  Originally posted by ombugge View Post
                  This pedestrian bridge has been featured here many times, but I never knew the background story:
                  https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...pines-10837194
                  Excellent link and background story - thank you for sharing!
                  With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                    I have shown pictures from Marina Barrage before and probably posted about this project ad nauseam, but here is another article about it from CNA:
                    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...itors-10898664

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                      Originally posted by ombugge View Post
                      I have shown pictures from Marina Barrage before and probably posted about this project ad nauseam, but here is another article about it from CNA:
                      https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...itors-10898664
                      Interesting article about sustainability and environmental problem solving.

                      I have a distinct impression that Singapore is heading in a very different way than for example Norway. Both countries likes to take some serious environmental steps, but at Singapore, they seem to think bigger, a different way and they also seem to think faster. Here in Norway, the government (central and local) is thinking more about adding tolls and fees to everything we like to do, in the name of environment, but in the end, we seem to achieve nothing.

                      I would be extremely curious to hear what you think, ombugge, as you have been so fortunate to cal Singapore your home. Am I completely off, or are there others thinking (more or less) the same way.
                      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                        Singapore of my youth:
                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=JmzQKoC35wE

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                          Originally posted by ombugge View Post
                          Fascinating... didn't look like the barber at 4:18 wanted to be filmed.
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                            ombugge commented
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                            He was the shy type and didn't talk much either. He only cut one style, short sides and neck, take it or leave it
                            BTW; He operated on a 5-foot way close to my In-law's place until well into the 1990's.
                            My kids was scared of him because his hands were shaky, but they got rock steady when he started snipping. They still remember him though.

                          Last night, before bed time; watched this very interesting documentary about the ever-evolving city of Singapore towards the future.

                          The documentary is about 45 minutes long and I found the visions and steps taken there, is way more ambitious when compared to conservative Norway.

                          They (local governments) are certainly creating a city for the future, with solutions and aspirations for the growing population.

                          Would love to hear what ombugge thinks about these visions, are there drawbacks or are there things that are not that good with these visions?

                          I would also like to learn what ombugge thinks of these ambitions plans compared with Norway's steps towards the future.

                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xi6r3hZe5Tg
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                            ombugge commented
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                            I hope you watched the videos from the older days first to get an idea about the amazing development over the last 50 years?
                            This video shows the Singapore of today while they talk about the development plans for the future, which is what has been known for some time, but steadily evolving as new technology and new ideas emerge.
                            What I did not like was the idea of 3d printed customised food. I still prefer Chicken Rice from a B-rated Hawker stall. (Those familiar with Singapore hawker food would know what I'm talking about)

                            PS> I was surprised they did not mention Newater in the NG video. Singapore has been recycling sewer water for many years now. The new deep sewer system to bring sewer from all around the island to new recycling plants at Changi and Tuas will increase the amount of water recovered in the future. It is one of the pillars of the plans to make Singapore self-sufficient in water supply.

                          Thank you very much for that, ombugge.

                          Yes, indeed I watched all those videos from old-time Singapore, in addition to other suggestions on youtube. I find it really fascinating, their history is very ... ehhhh... ambitious(?). I find them much more creative and realistic in putting plans forward, when compared to Norway for example.

                          From your point of view, is the bureaucracy in Singapore less than Norway? In my opinion, there is way too many people needing to have their say in most, if not all, projects here. That slows down the progress and it slows down the development.

                          Learning more about the sewage treatment plants of Singapore, I'm now also surprised it didn't make it into the program.

                          Ahhh... the hawker food of Singapore is brilliant and I hope it will never disappear in the form it's made and served today: it's like a Singapore trademark!
                          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                          • ombugge
                            ombugge commented
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                            Two other places i have seen grow from a low beginning to a modern metropolis in a very short time is Dubai ans Shenzhen.
                            When I first visited Dubai in 1966 there were no port and no building higher than the tallest minaret. We will soon have a comprehensive picture report from Dubai today I believe to show the development.
                            Shenzhen is even more amazing. It has grown from a fishing village and rice paddy back in the 1970s to a city of over 10 mill. people and the innovation capital of China.
                            What does these places have in common? Good Governance, little political squabbling and strict laws.
                            In the case of Singapore and Dubai, efficient well educated and well paid bureaucracy. They are also not afraid of using foreign talent when they can contribute to a good result, as you may have noticed in the NG video.
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