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Case Study: Sri Lanka - Conflict and Harmony in Multi-Ethnic Societies - Resource Guides at National Library, Singapore

Case Study: Sri Lanka - Conflict and Harmony in Multi-Ethnic Societies - Resource Guides at National Library, Singapore | Possibilities, Conflict and Prejudice_(Melissa Tan)(25) | Scoop.it
This LibGuide explores the following themes: 1. causes and effects of conflict in a multi-ethnic society (case studies of Northern Ireland and Sri Lanka and 2. challenges in resolving ethnic conflicts.

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The following is my insight on this article using the See-Think-Wonder thinking routine. The ethnic conflict between the Sinhalese and Tamils in Sri Lanka has a history spanning more than 100 years. The Sinhalese were more privileged in terms of jobs and educational opportunities after they took over the government. This was very unfair to the Tamils as talented students did not have the chance to shine. This has led to many Tamils using violence to get what they wanted. This huge conflict between the Sinhalese and the Tamils would not have happened if the government were not unfair to the Tamils; no violence would also be needed.  The government should have just been fair and treat everyone equally.

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Hui Yu Leong's comment, July 2, 2013 6:24 AM
In this article, I can see the disastrous outcomes of not being a multi racial country like singapore. If the sri lankan government had not favoured one race over anothe, none of this would have happened. Young teenager would not have to join dangerous groups to fight for their freedom and everything would have been fine. This article has taught me the importance of being a fair and just country where everyone is given an equal opportunities, this article has also taught me the importance of peace and harmony as an internal conflict can cause the whole nation to be affected in a negative way.
Pua Peng Guan's curator insight, July 2, 2013 10:19 AM

This is my insight using See-Think-Wonder thinking routine. From this article, I can see that the conflict between the Sinhalese and the Tamils in Sri Lanka has not been resolved even after 100 years which is suprising. Over this long period, many innocent lives have been lost, which is heartbreaking. I think that this conflict between the two races can be resolved as long as they are willing to understand each other more and accept one another. I wonder what was the start of all these arguements and why it cannot be solved even after so many years, and how serious is the problem that is worth the sacrifice of so many innocent people.

Darren Cheng's curator insight, July 10, 10:28 AM

After reading this article, I had learnt that the ethnic conflict between the Tamils and Sinhalese in Sri Lanka dates back to over 100 years ago. Because of this rivalry, many innocent lives were killed. It all started of because of unfair treatment to the Tamils. This conflict had caused the economy in Sri Lanka to slow down and affect the lives of the people, hence they have to go through all those difficult situations. I strongly believe that people should have the mindset of equality and fairness. There should be no discrimination or prejudice to towards one another. This to ensure the sustainability of peace and harmony and people will learn to accept one another differences and learn from them. This could also help by understanding and accepting more rather than hating as life is too short to hate. At times, i wonder who started all these hating, discrimination and prejudice.

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OpenIDEO - How might we inspire and enable communities to take more initiative in making their local environments better?

OpenIDEO - How might we inspire and enable communities to take more initiative in making their local environments better? | Possibilities, Conflict and Prejudice_(Melissa Tan)(25) | Scoop.it

Singapore started out as a small fishing village but, rather quickly, turned into a sprawling metropolis. Like many other countries, it has reached a highly developed state. Public agencies such as Singapore's National Environment Agency would like to envision how to rejuvenate our local environments to inspire and enable communities to make our living environments better – and are eager to collaborate with the global community to explore solutions which resonate in Singapore and across the world.


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Melissa Tan's insight:

The following is my insight on this article using the See-Think-Wonder thinking routine. As part of the global community, Singapore is eager to collaborate with them to explore sloutions to make both Singapore and the global environment a better place to live in. Similar problems felt in Singapore have also been affecting the global societies. Shaing ideas and resources with them will not only benefit Singapore, it would also allow Singapore to have interpersonal connectedness globally. 

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Nathaniel Loreno Arendayen's curator insight, July 2, 2013 12:17 PM

Using the 'see-think-wonder' I can see that Singapore is enthusiastic about collaboration with other countries. This is because a country cannot survive on it's own especially a country as small as Singapore. But even though Singapore is a small country it is recognised globally. I think that this is a great opportunity to foster good ties with other countries especially those in Asia as more problems are arising regionally and globally. By working together with other countries, global or regional crisis can be averted, like the recent Haze issue. Working together can prove to be effective and may stop major issues from happening ahead of time. I wonder what other ways can we foster good relationships with other countries and how we can solve the problems we face.

Wu Weiyang's curator insight, July 3, 2013 11:30 AM

I see that Singapore has reached the status of a developed country and we are still trying to further improve ourselves. I think that collaborating with the global community will allow Singapore to be heard and enable ourselves to reach greater heights with the help of other countries' opinions. I wonder if there are other ways to make our living environments better other than collaborating with the global community.

Teoh Jun Fang's curator insight, July 5, 2013 10:27 AM

(See-Think-Wonder) From this article, I can see that Singapore has developed very well and quickly over the years. Singapore started out small but now, it is a bustling city with good economy. Now that the population is growing, we need to have a good environment, connection with neighbouring countries,etc for the future generations. I think that working with the other countries is the best solution since Singapore is such a small country that does not have much natural resources. I wonder what will happen if other countries refuse to work with Singapore?

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Six women's inspirational rags-to-riches stories - Real Business

Six women's inspirational rags-to-riches stories - Real Business | Possibilities, Conflict and Prejudice_(Melissa Tan)(25) | Scoop.it
Six women's inspirational rags-to-riches stories
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Six women's inspirational rags-to-riches stories. 19 June, 2013 in News by Shane Schutte. Permalink.

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This is my insight using See-Think-Wonder. These six woman have come a long way to get the luxurious life they are currently living in. All of them had started living in harsh and poor conditions when they were young. These six ambitious women were still able to struggle their way through the poor condition they were living in. They were hardworking as they knew that they had to work much harder than the rest to get what they wanted. Today, because of their fighting spirit they have gotten a great job. I can clearly infer from this article that anything is possible if we work hard for it.

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Chua Chong Yih's curator insight, June 30, 2013 7:26 AM

This is my insight using See-Think-Wonder thinking routine. From this article, I can see six different women, despite facing obstacles and adversities, became successful all because of their hardwork and never-say-die attitude. I think that these 6 women deserve our admiration and respect as they started off with nothing, but could end up rising to the top. I wonder how they can be so determined, despite such difficult circumstances, can continue to persevere on.

Pua Peng Guan's curator insight, July 2, 2013 10:14 AM

This is my insight using See-Think-Wonder thinking routine. From this article, I can see six different women, despite facing obstacles and adversities, became successful all because of their hardwork and perseverance. I think that these 6 women deserve our admiration and respect as they started off with nothing, but could end up rising to the top. I wonder how they can be so determined, despite such difficult circumstances, can continue to persevere on. And i feel that we can learn a lot from them about moral values and tips to success. 

Nathaniel Loreno Arendayen's curator insight, July 2, 2013 12:03 PM

Using the 'see-think-wonder', I can see six women who became successful through their effort and perseverance. Despite starting from nothing and the hardships they faced they never gave up and finally got to where they deserve to be. I think that these women are incredible because of their attitude towards life. It is often the people with little resources that have the most willpower. I wonder how many people in the world know of these six women and how many have been inspired to be like them.  

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Racism is a white man's invention: Indians may be bigoted, prejudiced and ... - Daily Mail

Racism is a white man's invention: Indians may be bigoted, prejudiced and ... - Daily Mail | Possibilities, Conflict and Prejudice_(Melissa Tan)(25) | Scoop.it
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Racism is a white man's invention: Indians may be bigoted, prejudiced and ...
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This is what the piece said: "Though rarely racist, Britons are exceptionally hostile to immigration - more so than Germans, French or the Dutch.

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Melissa Tan's insight:

The following is my insight on this article using the See-Think-Wonder thinking routine. India is the second-most racist country in the world. Apparently, Indians are not comfortable with having foreigners as neighbours. Prejudice or racism in this case, is a serious and common problem today. I find it very unfair for a person to be looked down on or even criticised just because of their skin colour. Racism can lead to violence as the conflict between two races are very common today. I also feel that racism should stop as it is very offensive and like i said very violent. The government should allow races to understand each other better, to stop this world-wide problem. This would also prevent any problems from happening in the future.

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Teo J-lyn's curator insight, July 3, 2013 3:31 AM

India is the world's second-most racist country after Jordan. I think that people should be more accepting towards other races,their languages as well as their religion and not be prejudice. It do not matter what colour we are, as we are all humans, and have blood flowing in us. I wonder if racism will continue and is the government going to do anything about it . Racism had also become a serious issue.

Seamus Ong's curator insight, July 5, 2013 8:55 AM

This is my insight using the see-think-wonder routine. From this article I can see that people are being judged by the colour of their skin, accent and other stuff. I see that most races are being judged based on what the minority from the race does like how some act or talk in public and based on that, other racial groups are under the impression that all people of that certain race is like that and they thus sterotype or generalise everyone belonging to that race. this article makes me think that racism is a big problem and one of the main causes of conflict in multienthnic societies like racial riots. I wonder if racism will ever stop.

Asha Begum's curator insight, July 6, 5:20 AM

Treating the Indians in this way is not right. White men should change their perception of Indian people. Racism should stop because it is not fair to be prejudiced. 

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How 3D Printing is Redefining Manufacturing and Consumer Behaviour - Luxury Society - Opinions

How 3D Printing is Redefining Manufacturing and Consumer Behaviour - Luxury Society - Opinions | Possibilities, Conflict and Prejudice_(Melissa Tan)(25) | Scoop.it
Burak Cakmak, sustainability expert and guest contributor to Jardins Florian, explores the possibilities and pitfalls of 3D printing reaching luxury consumers (How #3D #Printing is Redefining #Manufacturing and #Consumer Behaviour -

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Melissa Tan's insight:

This is my insight using See-Think-Wonder thinking routine. 3D printing was initially used for prototyping in aerospace and medical industries. It was just an expensive idea people thought of. Eventually after becoming a more mainstream consumer product, it became more affordable and popular. Today because of the realization of this 3D printing becoming successful, this expensive idea has become possible. Anything is possible if we work towards it.

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Samantha Chan's curator insight, June 30, 2013 3:52 AM

This is my insight using see-think-wonder thinking routines. 3D printing is a technology that was initially used for prototyping in aerospace and medical industries. Now, it is finally finding its way into more mainstream consumer products. It has become more affordable and its functionality is improving tremendously. It is shown that though years of hard work and perseverance, dreams can be realized with determination. There are bound to be many failures throughout the journey, but this lets us know that we have learnt this lesson and make more improvements.

Ming Ting's comment, June 30, 2013 10:22 AM
From this article, I learned that 3D printing is a technology that was initially used for prototyping in aerospace and medical industries. While it has been around for a while, it is finally finding its way into more mainstream consumer products as, just like computers, it has become more affordable and its functionality is improving tremendously. I think that it is really amazing and wonderful that technology has already reached such a high stage.
Ming Ting's curator insight, June 30, 2013 10:22 AM

From this article, I learned that 3D printing is a technology that was initially used for prototyping in aerospace and medical industries. While it has been around for a while, it is finally finding its way into more mainstream consumer products as, just like computers, it has become more affordable and its functionality is improving tremendously. I think that it is really amazing and wonderful that technology has already reached such a high stage.