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    Singapore as it was in 1972, when I was still young and roaming these streets:
    https://remembersingapore.org/singapore-1972/

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

      How much of this do you remember?
      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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      • 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:
      https://www.independent.co.uk/travel...-a8751926.html

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        Why is Singapore so rich???
        Here is one opinion on why:
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRDgnLa42PQ

        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)

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          Just a reminder that there was a Singapore, called Temasek, before 1819:
          https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia

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            Singapore of the future will need new and innovative thinking. Here is some ideas:
            https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...dings-11327586

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              Singapore is again in top spot as the most expensive city in the world to live in for expats:
              https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...pensive-cities
              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.

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                Originally posted by ombugge View Post
                Singapore is again in top spot as the most expensive city in the world to live in for expats:
                https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...pensive-cities
                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.
                Interesting video, ombugge. Not surprised at all that Hong Kong, Singapore and Paris shares the top position, but more surprised that Tel Aviv was also on the top-10 list.
                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 Jewel at Changi Airport is now open for you:
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYc9jDuRN4w

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                    Originally posted by ombugge View Post
                    The Jewel at Changi Airport is now open for you:
                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYc9jDuRN4w
                    A friend of mine posted a video too, and sent me some private clips. This is such a beautiful creation.

                    I love the waterfall and the way it all looks.... futuristic and built to "wow" people.
                    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 is known for planning ahead and (usually) being able to fulfil the projects.
                      But is this a pipe dream, or will it come to be in a decade or so?:
                      https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...hat-s-11467774
                      Those who live will see.

                      This project is more in tune with the idea of "Singapore - a city in a garden" that has been governing planning for the last decade or more:
                      https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...rdens-11483968

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                        I don't know if this is a good idea; Buses with a garden on the roof:
                        https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...d-cbd-11505144

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                          Originally posted by ombugge View Post
                          I don't know if this is a good idea; Buses with a garden on the roof:
                          https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...d-cbd-11505144
                          Uhmmm... that is a new one, but I would think this is more a "hype" than actually useful.

                          Improve fuel economy the reporter said, but I'm not so sure that is the result. It's a lot of extra weight to transport around = bigger load on the engine = more fuel. Right?
                          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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                          • ombugge
                            ombugge commented
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                            Bigger load and less aerodynamic/more air resistance should increase fuel consumption. Then again, maybe vegetation on the roof reduce air-condition need, thus less fuel. (This is in the tropics after all)

                          Tuas Mega Container Port is growing by the day, but it is not all roses:
                          https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...g-hub-11518290

                          OECD think it may be just too big for it's own good:
                          https://www.seanews.com.tr/is-spores...onment/182692/
                          Last edited by ombugge; May 18th, 2019, 13:51.

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                            For those who have the time and interest, here is this year's speech by PM Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore at the annual meeting of Foreign and Defence Ministers. Military Commanders and others, know as the "Shangri La Dialogue": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0XU...W9ecImIgGgVzM4
                            He may not have the same charisma as his Father, but to me he makes a lot more sense than most other politicians. It is well wort an hour of your time.

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