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    A couple of interesting points you put forward there, ombugge!

    I have only been to Dubai once, and that is many years ago now, but not as far back as your visit in 1966. Seeing images from there, I can't even imagine the transformation. I once saw an image online, one of those before and now-pictures. Amazing to say at least.

    Shenzhen and a couple of other Chinese cities are growing so fast that there is no comparison anywhere else in the world. I have only been to Beijing (not by ship), Shanghai, and Hong Kong... During my sailing years, I think we also visited one more port in China once upon a time, but not sure which one it was.

    As you mention, it appears that in order to modernise a place drastically and make leaps into the future, you may need a decent portion of good governance. The political squabbling is one of the biggest obstacles here in Norway, the way I see it.

    Funny you mentioned the use of foreign talent without being afraid of it, funny because there is a certain SE Asian airline that is so extremely afraid (of loosing face) of foreign advice and managerial placement, that they are not able to save their airline. In that country, getting foreign help is very much problematic: it's like loosing face big time.

    Thank you for the inputs, ombugge, this is an interesting topic and interesting discussion for me.
    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

    Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
    Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

    Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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      Singapore building snags top architectural price:
      https://www.straitstimes.com/singapo...cture-festival

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        Originally posted by ombugge View Post
        Singapore building snags top architectural price:
        https://www.straitstimes.com/singapo...cture-festival
        Beautiful design and great idea!
        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

        Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
        Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

        Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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          The new Terminal 4 at Changi Airport has opened for business. Here is a NG report about the event.
          If you are a frequent flyer but haven't visited this new terminal, please eat you heart out:
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llh52RktRxU

          PS> Terminal 5 is now under construction. It is bound to pip this one.

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            Singapore is aiming to keep it's position as the world's preeminent shipping hub through digitisation and skills development:
            https://splash247.com/building-a-mar...ransformation/

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              Another Ang Moh's guide to Singapore Hawker Food:
              https://www.livingthedreamrtw.com/20...st-hawker.html

              PS> There must be a hundred different such guides to be found on the net.

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                Recycling in Singapore style:

                It was tried to have people do the separation of glass, metal, plastic and parer in separate bins at home. (Familiar??)
                But that was given up because it proved not to work too well. Everything got mixed on the collecting truck and had to be re-sorted at the receiving centre anyhow.
                The new system has separate bins for all kind of recyclables (Blue) and all other items, incl. food waste in green bins. They were collected separately by different trucks and companies.

                It still doesn't work 100% because some people are lazy, even in orderly Singapore.
                Here is a video to show the system in use at the moment:
                https://www.eco-business.com/videos/...-in-singapore/
                This video was actually posted by PM Lee Hsien Loong on his FB page today.

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