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    Electric car shearing will be introduced in Singapore 12. Dec. 2017:
    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...dec-12-9466622

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      High speed train between Singapore and KL will be running every 15 min. hopefully from 2026:
      https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...r-hour-9481476

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      The Singapore government have been and continue to bet big on container terminals:
      http://www.straitstimes.com/singapor...a-port-matters

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      • pilotdane
        pilotdane commented
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        And no mention of an observation area or tours for tourists.

      • ombugge
        ombugge commented
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        No, no tourists allowed per HSEQ and ISPS rules and regulation. I don't think there are any restriction on the seaward side. You can get pretty close with a launch, as long as the safety rules are followed. Drone flying directly above the terminal will probably not be allowed though.

        PS> Tourists are supposed to go shopping in Orchard Road and visit Chinatown, not go looking at the industrial side of Singapore.

      In densely populated Singapore it is amazing that so much wildlife survives.
      Here may be one of the reasons:
      Channel NewsAsia'Forgotten' baby otters rescued, reunited with family by volunteers

      SINGAPORE: A pair of 11-week-old otter pups that were "forgotten" and left without food were reunited with their family on Thursday (Dec 28), with the help of a dedicated team of volunteers. Mr Jeffery Teo, from the community group OtterWatch, said...
      Volunteers and the effort of the Government to keep the water clean and some space for animals to survive and thrive is important.

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      • ombugge
        ombugge commented
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        It had to happen. People gets too complacent and think these Otters are there for their entertainment, not realizing that they are wild animals that will protect themselves:
        https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...he-bay-9820916
        At least this Frenchman didn't start to blame anybody, or demand the Otters be removed. Sensible guy.

      Scotland have their Nessie, Singapore have their Bukit Timah monkey man:
      https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...ey-man-9816486

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        Whilst on my last trip to Thailand, I saw a wonderful program called "Aerial Asia - Singapore".... unfortunately, I can't find it on youtube as of yet.

        The program was filled to the brim with well-presented history of Singapore, mixed with amazing footage.

        Strongly recommend this program if you ever have the chance to see it.

        I found however this "trailer" on youtube:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tx0iSbTPkKU
         
        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 and the Arctic, isn't that poles apart???
        Here is an article to explain why Singapore and other Asian countries have an interest in being part of the Arctic Council and other organizations involved with Arctic affairs:
        https://www.arcticnow.com/voices/ana...nd-the-arctic/

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        • Seagull
          Seagull commented
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          Makes very interesting points - thanks for that link ombugge. Also the link to Arctic Now in the aviation section.

        Crocodiles are returning to more and more places in Singapore:
        https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...s-from-9884952
        Probably because of the effort to return more of the coastline to something resembling the original landscape. (I.e rivers that were made into concrete canals are returned to a more natural form and drained wetlands are re-flooded)

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          Singapore is scoring high on this year's Bloomberg Innovation Index:
          https://www.todayonline.com/singapor...lls-out-top-10

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            Year of the Dog is fast approaching and Chinatown is already decorated for the occasion.
            Since I'm not there to post own pictures, here is some from CNA today:
            https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...w-year-9887834

            In China they have noticed that this is also the year of Donald Trump. (Born 1946):
            https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...lunar-new-year

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              With Chinese New Year's Eve and the reunion dinner only days away, it is time to do your shopping for the "Eight Treasures" required to get it right:
              https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...w-year-9948594

              This lady is a typical Singaporean "Ah Lian" who know the price of everything and the value of nothing:
              https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...cacies-9948544
              Her English is typical Singaporean as well.

              And the crowed is out to get their goodies in a decorated Chinatown:
              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6R1D-Hqc3jY

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                A Singapore story FY enjoyment:
                https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...an-ice-9960468

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                  Waste is not wasted in Singapore:
                  https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...ycling-9961788

                  Planning for the future is taken serious in Singapore, otherwise a small country with no resources doesn't stand a chance in the worldwide competition for talents and markets:
                  https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news.../looking-ahead

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                    Thanks for the very interesting video from Singapore - saw it last night after discovering your post!
                    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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                      I need to add to my previous post, that I find the energetic and forward thinking planning of large Asian cities quite amazing, interesting and engaging.

                      They think, plan, and build on a whole another level than how we do things here in for example Norway.

                      There is so much energy and creativity... both in construction and in capability. The youth appears to have a large saying in how the future is formed, and not left only to those of "higher age".

                      In large Asian cities like Hong Kong and Singapore, they build some pretty amazing futuristic tall-rises (for example) while we here in Norway have been discussing whether to build a footbridge across a main road at port of Trondheim for several months. We are stopped dead in the tracks by politicians, an opinionated population, and regulatory restrictions.

                      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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