BUSINESS TIMES – This Week’s Topic: What do you think is distinctive about the Singapore identity? How might it evolve in the years ahead?
For some reason the universe keeps pulling me back to Singapore, I can’t keep away. I love its dynamism, clear-sightedness, and its melding of East and West within a distinctive culture that to me is best expressed through its incredible fusion food experiences.
Because of its strategic location straddling both hemispheres, Singapore has always been globally oriented. Asian values of social harmony, innovation, hard work and collective well-being have served citizens and country abundantly.
Going forward, be wary of materialism, income inequality and over-protectiveness. Singapore is still young and a few deep breaths together can ease stress and envy and enable re-centring on dreams.
Regional President Asia
14 May 2018