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    Singapore as it was in 1972, when I was still young and roaming these streets:


      Originally posted by ombugge View Post
      Singapore as it was in 1972, when I was still young and roaming these streets:
      Fascinating images ombugge.

      How much of this do you remember?
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      • ombugge
        ombugge commented
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        Quite a lot, but for how much longer?

      Singapore tops the list of "safest country for solo travellers", with Norway in 2nd place:


        Why is Singapore so rich???
        Here is one opinion on why:

        Actually the short answer is very simple; stability, good governance and very low corruption.
        Of course there are a lot of things that is behind these three main reasons, but that all follows from the above; Rule of Law, high standard in education, health care and social cohesion.
        Other factors are; low crime and racial harmony.
        None of this come by itself, nor was it inherited from the former colonial Master, Britain. (Except English Common Law and Westminster System of Government)


          Just a reminder that there was a Singapore, called Temasek, before 1819:


            Singapore of the future will need new and innovative thinking. Here is some ideas:


              Singapore is again in top spot as the most expensive city in the world to live in for expats:
              At least it is a shared first place this year.

              PS> This is the cost for high living expats, renting luxurious condominium apartments, driving cars and eating in expensive restaurants, not for locals living in owned HDB flats, travelling by MRT or bus and eating in hawker centres. But even for Singaporeans and PRs, Singapore is an expensive place to live compared to other countries in the region.Higher wages in Singapore compensate for most of that though.