Another good deal gone fleeting……

For those that do not know, Singapore-based Glenn Defense Marine Asia Ltd., has long had a "lock" on the business of providing husbanding services to Navy ships in Asia. It's quite a lucrative business and is also known as a good deal for retiring supply officers who might want to stay in Asia.  Or at least it […]

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Just don't throw the crumbs on the street.

Otherwise you might end up getting caned. SINGAPORE: Doughnut lovers in Singapore will soon no longer have to bring home boxes of Krispy Kreme doughnuts whenever they return from overseas. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Corporation on Thursday announced that it has signed an agreement with Star360 Group to bring its doughnut shops to Singapore. Under the […]

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Rendering unto Caesar….

The homage that he demands-in Singapore that it is. Lee Kwan Yew shows again why he and his family rank among the tyrants: In 1994, Philip Bowring, a contributor to the International Herald Tribune’s op-ed page, agreed as part of an undertaking with the leaders of the government of Singapore that he would not say […]

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Why I watch Bloomberg TV…..

Because its the only glimpse of Singapore I’m going to get any time soon. Its the same reason I watch CNBC when it covers Asian Markets. It’s also a chance to see this fine little slice of tuna:

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The last person Obama needs advice from…….

The March Forbes Magazine ( my Dad gave me a subscription this year) has an article giving advice to the new president from Lee Kwan Yew. For those who do not know he was the Prime Minister of Singapore and is now the Minister Mentor-which is Singaporean for, ” the man behind the curtain pulling […]

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Lion City

After a long ordeal with airports and airlines-arrived here in one piece. Spending a few days here then off to Korea for the next to the last time. I suspect this is something of a farewell tour to a city that I dearly love. And more importantly-farewell to a dream. Try as I might to find […]

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Minister Mentor Putin?

I’m sure E @ L would agree: Putin positions himself as Russia’s Lee Kuan Yew-One hears much about the “death of democracy” in Russia these days, especially as current President Vladimir Putin muses openly about slipping into the office of prime minister to sidestep constitutional term limits. As a former Sovietologist with a degree in […]

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Quotable

From E @ L : Condemn Myanmar Junta – Sooner or later Myanmar will become a democracy. Sooner or later its military leaders will have to give way to an elected government. Substitute ‘Singapore’ for ‘Myanmar’, ‘business’ for ‘military’ and you have the situation here[Singapore].

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It is all a blur……..

Or at least it seems that way sometimes. The last 48 hours have been rather interesting to say the least. Let’s see, where to begin? Saddam got the death penalty. There is a big surprise. What is probably the bigger issue is how long it took to get to that foregone conclusion. That in a […]

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Out and about………

Went around the city yesterday. Suprisingly for me, I covered a lot of ground. Out to Bugis and had some lunch checking my hawker center chicken rice x in the block. Walked back past Raffles after having been over to Arab Street. It was mid-day and the call to prayer was sounding out from the […]

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Greetings from the Lion City!

Got into Singapore about 11:45 last night. Unlike Japan I was in the hotel by 12:30………..Why can’t Narita get immigration and luggage right like they do at Changi. Just got done eating breakfast and reading the Straits Times. Can’t be all bad when you can start the day doing that! Now its off to walk […]

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Quick post from heaven……..

Just a short note to say how nice it is to be back here in Singapore again. I think I am finally warm for the first time in about 9 weeks. Did work this morning, bought the S.O. the camera I should have bought in December, (she’s still pissed I arranged this side trip on […]

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