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Welfare, social expenditure and government intervention in SIngapore – Tharman

http://mothership.sg/2015/05/bbcs-stephen-sackur-gets-sucker-punched-by-dpm-tharman-at-st-gallen-symposium/ BBC’s Stephen Sackur gets sucker punched by DPM Tharman at St Gallen Symposium May 19, 2015 DPM’s tour de force performance in Switzerland. Hopp St Gallen! Martino Tan Let’s recap the seven highlights of the verbal joust that took place at the 45th St Gallen Symposium on May 7 in Switzerland. “Ladies and Gentlemen, … Continue reading

Kra Canal in Thailand -The canal that will sink S’pore’s maritime-trade dominance is one step closer to fruition

http://mothership.sg/2015/05/the-canal-that-will-sink-spores-maritime-trade-dominance-is-one-step-closer-to-fruition/ May 18, 2015 The Kra Canal may become a reality in Thailand with China helping with the construction bill. Jonathan Lim http://www.facebook.com/v2.3/plugins/like.php?app_id=&channel=http%3A%2F%2Fstatic.ak.facebook.com%2Fconnect%2Fxd_arbiter%2FNM7BtzAR8RM.js%3Fversion%3D41%23cb%3Df3b580ff2%26domain%3Dmothership.sg%26origin%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fmothership.sg%252Ff246fff28%26relation%3Dparent.parent&container_width=52&href=http%3A%2F%2Fmothership.sg%2F2015%2F05%2Fthe-canal-that-will-sink-spores-maritime-trade-dominance-is-one-step-closer-to-fruition%2F&layout=box_count&locale=en_US&sdk=joey&send=false&show_faces=false 69   For the uninitiated, the canal in question is Thailand’s Kra Isthmus Canal, or simply known as the Kra Canal. Unlike the Suez Canal depicted in the photograph above, the Kra Canal … Continue reading

Singapore is in China, right?

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/singapore-china-right-sgin50-sean-yeo May 12, 2015 184Views 42Likes 8Comments Share on LinkedIn Share on Facebook Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter One of the many common misconceptions about my country. In light of Singapore’s 50th birthday, for once in my life I’m publicly declaring that I’m actually proud to be a Singaporean. Here’s why. 50 years young … Continue reading