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  • ‘Cosmolanders’ and Singapore’s dual personality

    By: IPS Editor | Mar 08, 2019 | Hits: 740

    In all its earlier incarnations, Singapore had functioned as a city of sorts. It was an emporium, a cosmopolis, a colonial port city, a crown colony and then a city within a larger Malaysian Federation. But it was a most unnatural nation. It did not have any of the ingredients needed to build national identity…..

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  • How we can better chart Singapore’s urban future

    By: admintest admintest | Apr 12, 2018 | Hits: 3460

    The city state of Singapore, at just 720 square kilometres, is about half the size of metropolitan London. Yet it has to house many facilities to support its economic and social growth, including major uses such as airports and ports, energy, waste and water management and military infrastructure, all of which are needed to support…..

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  • Say Yes to Renewing the Singapore F1 Grand Prix

    By: admintest admintest | May 08, 2017 | Hits: 2109

    In a few months’ time, the Singapore F1 night race will be upon us and the Government has to decide whether it wishes to extend the current contract for another five years. The Singapore Grand Prix (GP) has always had its naysayers, who question its financial pay-offs and point to negative externalities for the general…..

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  • Exceptional Government to Sustain a Nation Once Thought Improbable

    By: admintest admintest | Jan 23, 2017 | Hits: 6340

    The theme of this year’s conference — What If? — is designed to set us thinking of possibilities, or perhaps impossibilities: What might be, what might have been, what could be. But before we consider these possibilities, it might be instructive to locate what is – what has always been, what should not change, what…..

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