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Does Racial Harmony Justify Xenophobia in Singapore? | visakan ...

Does Racial Harmony Justify Xenophobia in Singapore? | visakan ... | Possibilities, Conflict and Prejudice_Wong Wan Ting | Scoop.it

Is xenophobia justified if it promotes racial harmony? “I am not a racist but I am most certainly a nationalist. In the event of a dispute between a foreigner and a Singaporean, whether he is Chinese, Malay, ...


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From this article i can see that people are often forgetting that foreigners or people of different races are still human. I think that people may have a bad impression on different races, probably because of some past events when people of different race did something immorally wrong, which is why they would often mixed them together with anyone they see. Therefore, people often would have conflicts with people of the different then the other race. In singapore, the governement have been promoting racial harmony. Everyone could stop racial conflicts in a country by having tolerance and acceptance. If people do not accept each other it is as weird as being in a battlefield and helping your enemy. We are all humans so we should care, love for each other and not hurt ourselves and hate each other. I wonder what the society would be if everyone accepts each other

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How Singapore creates its economic miracles | Globe and Mail

How Singapore creates its economic miracles | Globe and Mail | Possibilities, Conflict and Prejudice_Wong Wan Ting | Scoop.it

 

When Gregory Wade left Research In Motion’s Asia Pacific headquarters here last fall, the logical thing to do might have been to pack up his family and head home to his native shore of British Columbia.

 

Instead, the eight-year expat joined an equity firm and continued preaching the economic miracle of Singapore, coaching Canadian firms looking to set up shop in the region as a vice-president for The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore.

 

“You will sense a vibe of growth, of energy, a sense of entrepreneurship and the desire and interest to create new and innovative products and services,” said Mr. Wade, who is now managing director of mobility at InflexionPoint Acquisition Corp. “I didn’t get that same vibe in Canada, regardless of locale.”

 

For a city-state with no resources, limited land and a small population, creating the explosive growth and development of the past half-century has meant running it like a corporation – using highly trained, highly paid leaders, inviting the world’s best and brightest to its work force with an open-door policy, and with a near-zero tolerance for dissent among the masses.

 

The result is a planned, modern economy with efficient public services, an educated population and a per-capita share of gross domestic product of more than $60,000 (U.S.), the highest in Southeast Asia. Singapore ranks No. 2 on the World Economic Forum’s global competitiveness rankings.

 

Today, as Singapore nears the 50th anniversary of its independence, the original economic miracle is slowing. Hit hard by the Asian financial crisis, the dot-com bust, the outbreak of SARS in 2003 and then global recession in 2008, the city-state is at an economic turning point.

 

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I see from this article that even if Singapore is a small country, but we do not lose to well developing countries such as Europe or the United States as we are economically stable. With limited resources, we would look for our own ways to solve them. We have highly-paid leaders to lead us through the days so that none of us would suffer. We are small but we are not as small in terms of economic. I think that Singapore is doing great at times however there is ought to a fall in certain period of times. Because we depend our resources on other countries, this when other countries face economic crisis, we would also be affected.However in the article it states that the government would help solve the crisis. Therefore, nothing is impossible, people may see us as a small country but we are definitely growing big. I wonder if one day Singapore may lose such leaders and fall back down.

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Teo J-lyn's curator insight, July 3, 2013 3:13 AM

I see that the economy of Singapore has hetting better but recently, the progress hadbecome slower because of many things that happened which hit hard on our economy.Many countries were affected, including Singapore as our economy relies mainly on exports. Despite this, many big organisations and businesses are willing to set up companies and develop in Singapore. I think that there is still alot that Singapore can do and offer despite the challenges it is facing and the limitations it has.Eventhough things may have been slowing down, Singapore still receives offers. The reason Singapore is slowing down is because since Singapore is such a small country, the amount of natural resources we have here is very limited. Despite the limited and small space, Singapore is not affected as there are still people who wants to work and start businesses here. This shows that Singapore has done a great job making itself known to the world, and has already found a space for itself.

Ameer Artsyrup's curator insight, July 5, 2013 10:44 AM

After reading this article, I found out that Singapore's econmy has boomed since its independence. However this is only due as Singapore has traded with other countries in order to survive. On one end, this sounds great as Singapore is thriving due to this but, on the other end, this is also worrying as this clearly shows that Singapore is dependent on other countries in order to survive. This clearly shows us that Singapore is extremely vulnerable. However after ssingapore survived the SARS, H5N1 and the H1N1 period, I believe that the future of this nation is bright.

Evelynkoh's curator insight, July 5, 2013 11:13 AM

As we all know , Singapore is a young nation which has been rediscovered and rebuilt a few years ago. Singapore may be small and that it doesn't have any nature resources but it's position in the world is what makes it stands out. It started of as a port and has slowly been created to how it is now , a successful country , the country which practices meritocracy which is known worldwide. All of these wouldn't have happened if our forefather's didn't protect and built our country well. This is their results of their hard work. However , as it is , Singapore is a very tiny red dot on the globe and is extremely vulnerable to everything that's happening in the world. However , no matter how many crisis we faced we're still standing as strong as ever because we didn't give up , we singaporeans all have a sense of belonging and we all fought and stood with singapore when it was weak. Nowadays , competition is really getting more and more intense as the days , the hours , the minutes and the seconds past. Its like between everyone and everything , there's a competition going on , no matter big or small , all of us are under intense pressure , trying our very best to be the victor. This is why , i hope that this article which is published would make an impact to all its reader's out there , slapping them in their face that they would definitely have to step up and work together to maintain how everything is now. Once they stop and start turning lazy , everything will just go down and i really don't want to think how it will be then. Thus i hope that since singapore has survived so many major crisis , we would forever be like this , the bright and successful nation which everyone looks up to.

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Gifts To Go: A Small Business Success Story

Gifts To Go: A Small Business Success Story | Possibilities, Conflict and Prejudice_Wong Wan Ting | Scoop.it

 - The best decision I made was to move into the retail business incubator.
 - I was able to get a site up and running fairly quickly, but it was far less than what I had imagined it to be...What did I learn? Spending large sums of money can be intimidating, but if it is spent on quality work, it is completely worth it.
 - I thought continuous effort would solve a problem; the gift that Gifts To Go has given me is the ability to stop working even in the midst of a problem. Most times a night’s sleep or a morning’s shower will produce the elusive answer.
 - Look for the least expensive way to start building a customer base, and getting both your name and your company’s name in the public arena. And don’t hesitate to talk to and help other business owners.


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This article is about an entrepreneur who have put in the effort to set up her business and shares about how she made her buisness a success. I can see from this article that she puts in the effort to research on the factors needed to set up a business and set realistic goals as a form of motivation to meet the goals and make her business successful.I learnt from this article that it is possible for everyone to succeed only if one could put in the effort and have patience to carry on. Overcoming obstacles would be easy if one invests enough time and money on certain areas of the business. I wonder how people could have long term perserverance even if the business is off to a rough start.

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Ashok Ramachandran's curator insight, May 23, 2013 4:23 AM

Valuable tips from a successful small business owner who has "been there done that".

Teoh Jun Fang's curator insight, July 5, 2013 9:22 AM

(See-Think-Wonder) From this article, I can see that this entrepreneur has worked very hard to achieve her goals. Although she did not know how to start a business at first, she still tried and got her business running quite well eventually. After reading this article, I think that being successful is not about how successful a person is. But it is about how a person overcome and face the difficulty and challenges he or she encounter in a business. When starting a business, I feel that one should also be patient in order to be able to see the results. Otherwise, not only the results will not be seen, but one will also lose its career. Hardwork will eventually be paid off hence i think that no matter how many times a person fail, he or she should keep trying. Similarly, in the article, the entrepreneur was not afraid to fail. She started the business with not having much knowledge about how to start a business. However with her determination, she succeed and excel in her business. I wonder how she overcome and endure through all these hardships?

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Gay rights: a world of inequality

Gay rights: a world of inequality | Possibilities, Conflict and Prejudice_Wong Wan Ting | Scoop.it
Gay people still live in fear in many countries around the world – prejudice, torture and execution are common. Can two new legal and diplomatic campaigns change attitudes?

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I see from this article that there are still many countries that forbid gay or lesbian relationships and marriage. I think this is absurd. People have different mindset, different preferences, they should not have prejudice to such people. All of us are equal, if people of the same sex are truly in love with each other, what can you do to stop them from, even if people executes them, it does not mean that there would not be any gay relationships. The world should start accepting gays, if all gays were to get executed, many talents would be lost. Such people like ellen degeneres  is gay, when she still could be as successful as others could be. Therefore, people should not have prejudice to this people, as everyone is equal, they are just special. I wonder if homosexuals could be given equal benefits such as "normal" people, like marriage around the world.

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Samantha Chan's curator insight, June 30, 2013 4:55 AM

This is my insight using see-think-wonder thinking routines. Many countries are preventing homosexuality with harsh law punishments. Everyone is different in their own ways, whether they like people of their own gender to their appearance and personality. If two people love each other, age and gender does not matter. Death penalty is harsh towards these people and it will also cause them great embarrassment, letting everyone know they are gay. Homosexuality is not something that can be controlled, the government should just let them be and not punish them. 

Hui Yu Leong's comment, July 2, 2013 6:42 AM
From this article, I can see that many gays are treated very harshly and unfairly in many parts of the world. I find this very unfair as those people did not choose thier sexual orientation. I feel that those countries that treat gays badly do not have the right to judge, punish and execute them because of how they live thier sex life because they have no way to ever understand how the gays feel. I feel that we should all be understanding and embrace gays into our society as they just have different tastes, why should we judge them just because they like another of the same sex. We are all human in the end and we have no right to control how others want to live their lives, what matters is their character and content, not their appeareance and sexual orientation. By punishing and outcasting the gays, we will miss out many valuable people who might have been able to make a great contribution to our society.Afterall, arn't all religious books written by men? If so, what basisi do the muslims have to prove that homosexuality is not acceptable?
Hui Yu Leong's curator insight, July 2, 2013 8:32 AM
From this article, I can see that many gays are treated very harshly and unfairly in many parts of the world. I find this very unfair as those people did not choose thier sexual orientation. I feel that those countries that treat gays badly do not have the right to judge, punish and execute them because of how they live thier sex life because they have no way to ever understand how the gays feel. I feel that we should all be understanding and embrace gays into our society as they just have different tastes, why should we judge them just because they like another of the same sex. We are all human in the end and we have no right to control how others want to live their lives, what matters is their character and content, not their appeareance and sexual orientation. By punishing and outcasting the gays, we will miss out many valuable people who might have been able to make a great contribution to our society.Afterall, arn't all religious books written by men? If so, what basisi do the muslims have to prove that homosexuality is not acceptable?
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Nine Things Successful People Do Differently | The Creativity Post

Nine Things Successful People Do Differently | The Creativity Post | Possibilities, Conflict and Prejudice_Wong Wan Ting | Scoop.it
Why have you been so successful in reaching some of your goals, but not others? Decades of research on achievement suggests that successful people reach their goals not simply because of who they are, but more often because of what they do.

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