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Global attractiveness of singapore

Singapore: Star form the east
Singapore was ranked 3th as destination city by more than 107 million people of the global workforce in 2011. To compare, Singapore was ranked 6th in 2009.


Via Ed Burghard, Shiying Tan, Poon Ying Ying
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After browsing through the slideshare about Singapore, I learnt that Singapore stands in the 3rd place as a destination city by more than 107 million people of the global workforce in 2011. It stands as the 7th most popular country to settle down and work in 2011. Singapore have a strong economy and it is the working capital of Southeast Asia. I think that Singapore is one of the most successful and safest countries in the world which is the reason why many foreigners prefer to migrate over and settle down here. Despite being an extremely small country, Singapore rose over the years to become so renowned by everyone in the world at this point in time. 

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Poon Ying Ying's curator insight, July 2, 2013 8:14 AM

Using the See-Think-Wonder thinking routine after looking at the slideshare, I can see that Singapore used to ranked 7th most attractive country globally in 2011. But now we ranked 3rd as destination city, the most popular Asian city to work and live in. We have a powerful economy, therefore a preferable workforce.


I think Singapore strived hard to the state we are right now, having so many strong competitors like London and New York for their potential labour market and countries like Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur for regional competitions, also competiting with Sydney and Dubai for industry because of their stong finance and ICT. I think we being Singaporeans should be thankful and appreciative for being so successful and safe to live in. We are not only a safe country but also clean and green. That is why we all should take an extra effort to maintain all this hard work and not bring it down.


I wonder if the other successful countries take the same actions as we do or do they have different strategies? How did Singapore manage to push through everything in our way to the top 3 ranking of destination city? What was all the considerations the government had to take? I wonder how Singapore's going to fare in the future, will we maintain, drop or climb higher? And how are we going to do that?

vengaadesh's curator insight, July 2, 2013 1:10 PM

From this article I can see that Singapore is ranked 3rd as a destination city by more than 107 million people of the global workforce in 2011 and it is the 7th most popular country to settle down and work in 2011. Singapore has one of the best economies in Asia. Hence it is a more preferable workforce compared to other countries. I think that we should appreciate that we have such a good economy. I wonder what we as Singaporeans can do to keep us the good work done by the people of Singapore today.

Coven Chong Weng's curator insight, July 5, 2013 7:35 AM

From this article, i can see that Singapore was ranked 3rd as a destination city by more than 107 million people of the global workforce in 2011 and also that Singapore was ranked 6th in 2009. I think that Singapore has came a long way and also now being a very good country, we as Singaporeans should at least learn to appreciate everything we have now. I wonder what will the challenges that Singapore face next time .

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Seeing Possibilities

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You are today where your thoughts have brought you & you will be tomorrow where your thoughts will lead you. Engage in the future when seeing possibilities.

Via John Michel, Chan Loveshislife, Yong Jian
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From this article, i can conclude that having the right attitude and the right mindset of how we handle situations that we are in. We might end up having different outcomes, the good and the bad. By thinking negatively, you are bound to fail and if you have a positive mindset, you will succeed in life because of the correct attitude. However, we may get affected through the people we mix with but with the right attitude in mind, everything is possible regardless of any influence you get from your peers.

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Teo J-lyn's curator insight, July 3, 2013 3:23 AM

I can see that when people are awlays being exposed to negative thoughts and information, they tend to make bad choices due to their negative thoughts, affecting the way he or she lead their life. This cause people to feel demoralised , which will also affect the way they think.Thus, it is important to think positive, and see the brighter side of life. This will allow people to strive towards their goal, and have their desired outcome. I think attitude plays a important role in the way we think. i wonder why do people not think the positive side of life.

Jaslyn Si Jia's curator insight, July 4, 2013 5:59 AM

After reading this article, I realized that positive attitude is needed to determine the life we're living in and also the possibilities that we can achieve. Many people may be affected in their life due to the negative thoughts and attitude that they have, if they had positive attitude in all the things they do, they would live a better life and discover things that they might have never discovered before. These positive attitude and thoughts leads to finding even more possibilities and lead us to the right path onto our future.

Coven Chong Weng's curator insight, July 5, 2013 7:09 AM

From this article, i realise that with the right attitude, we can come up with all different kind of outcome in some situations. If your attitude is positive for everything, everything might just turn out the way that you want it. However if you have a negative attitude, things will not go the way you want it to and it might get even worse. Thus, i wonder why some people dont think with a positive attitude.

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

Via Infidel Patriot, Yong Jian
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From this article, I can see that Indians are not comfortable in having neighbours who are foreigners and that a staggering 43 per cent of Indians say that they wouldn't want to live next to a neighbour of a different race. I think that they should be more accepting towards other races and not be prejudiced against them. After reading this article, my thoughts and feelings are that we are all human beings and we should accept one another regardless of race and differences, everyone is equal. We should be more thoughtful about other peoples' feelings.I wonder if people will start accepting one another in the near future and whether this problem on racism can be solved and that the world will be peaceful.

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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, 2016 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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Rags to riches - Fiji Times

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Rags to riches
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Rags to riches. Margaret Wise Friday, June 21, 2013. Cool runnings ... Pedro Virgil never forgets his humble beginning as he enjoys life + Enlarge this image. Cool runnings ...

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A SAVUSAVU-born international photographer is now a household name in the fashion world having successfully completed a stint as a judge and lead photographer on the reality show, Caribbean's Next Top Model.

But Pedro Virgil, 40, whose personal portrait belies the face of someone who "comes from the bush", says he will never forget his formative years where life was lived without electricity, and studying at night was accomplished using candles and kerosene lamps.

His mother, Sikiti Lum, is from Namuka-i-Lau while father Charles Wakeham is from Savusavu. This shows that nothing is impossible if he can start from being very poor and not known to being very wealthy and famous.

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Poon Ying Ying's curator insight, July 2, 2013 6:39 AM

I'm using the See-Think-Wonder thinking route.


From the article, I see that Pedro Virgil is an international photographer whose name is renown in the fashion world. He was born somewhere less fortunate and had to live without electricity. His journey towards success was tough and had to overcome many obstacles. He had to work hard and persist on, to strive for his achievements today. Lucky he had his mother to encourage him and cheer him on persevering on.


From what i see, i think that we should take him as our role model because he has the fighting spirit which is the key to success. I think he must have been determined to achieve his goals and had great aims. And also that we should learn from him to not give up so easily despite all the rejections that turned him down. I think all of us should be like him, despite that he was poor and had many obstacles to overcome, he never blamed anyone or anything, he even thank god and his mother for all the opportunities he was given. We all should appreciate every thing we have, even the slightest thing.


I wonder what did he do whenever he felt demoralised and wanted to give up on his goals. How did he managed to built up all those determination and will to overcome all the difficulties? What motivated him to take the first step towards success?

Coven Chong Weng's curator insight, July 5, 2013 8:21 AM

From this article, i can see that Pedro Virgil who is a SAVUSAVU-born has become a international photographer despite all the challenges he faced when he was young such as studying at night with candles as his house did not have electricity. I think that we should be more appreciative for the things that we have now, as everything is provided by our parents now. I wonder where did he get his motivation from and also what did he do when he was not motivated.

Evelynkoh's curator insight, July 5, 2013 10:55 AM
After reading this article , i have finally understand what the true meaning of 'nothing is impossible' is. Its not an easy task to become successful , it takes years of work , blood and tears to finally succeed in what you hope for and dream for. However , becoming successful isn't any easier to people born in wealthier and better to do families. To succeed , you must work hard and prove to the whole world that you're capable of succeeding. To me , i do believe that everyone has the capability to succeed , its only based on yourself. If you preserve on or fall into the temptations along the way or even giving up at the start , feeling insecure that you'll never do anything right. Well , to succeed , you first have to have confidence and fate in yourself that you can do it no matter what happens. Not forgetting that your will has to be strong as the road to success is never easy , its based on how you see it. You may think people succeed easily but only when you're the one fighting for success then you'll know how tough it is. All these are found in Pedro Virgil , he's a success. He wasn't born from a wealthy family nor was he lucky to be popular in school. However all those didn't matter , he did it. He persevered since young and had knew what he wanted since young therefore he aimed for it and continue work on it till he is now. As we all know , now he's a well known international photographer and thats he's result of working hard. From his case story , we are able to know that as long as we work hard for something , someday it'll come true.
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Case Study: Sri Lanka - Conflict and Harmony in Multi-Ethnic Societies - Resource Guides at National Library, Singapore

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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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From this article, the ethnic conflict between the Sinhalese and Tamils in Sri Lanka have a history of more than 100 years. It began when Sri Lanka was under the British colonial rule, as resentment was created when the Tamil minority was privileged over the Sinhalese for jobs and educational opportunities. I think this is the reason why many riots and war broke out. In 2002 they had their peace talk and things did not go out well, as they felt that the talk was biased to the Tamils and it was clearly unfair. I wonder why both of the countries had to resort to violence instead of giving in into each other that could be able to solve the problem they are facing.

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Jaslyn Si Jia's curator insight, July 3, 2013 6:45 AM

After reading this article, i learnt that there is a conflict between the Tamils and Sinhalese, which took place in Sri Lanka and lasted for over more than 100 years. As the Sinhalese have many benefits like, more job offers and further education opportunities, which the Tamils are unhappy about, thus conflicts between the two ethnic groups started.

I feel that the two ethnic groups shouldn't use violence to solve their problems. Its not worth it to get people injured or killed just to have that problem evened out. Both should talk to each other what their are unhappy about and give in to each other.

I wonder why they want to pursue the matter for such a long time.

Ameer Artsyrup's curator insight, July 5, 2013 8:59 AM

After reading this article, I believe that in order for a country to achieve progress, social, economical and political stability, it has to first achieve muti-ethnic harmony. this is true as different races in a country need to work in cohesion in order to benefit both the country and themselves. This can be seen as Singapore has gone through much progress since the racial riots end. However if racial instability has struck a multi-ethnic country, this will create a lot of problems for the country like major riots and civil wars. this will cause the country to fall in economical and political terms. This can be seen in Sri Lanka as it went through civil war which killed more than 100000 people. This war greatly affect Sri Lanka's economy and causes a major political instability in the country. Due to this, I believe that a country multi-ethnic country must achieve racial harmony in order to benefit everyone.

Evelynkoh's curator insight, July 5, 2013 11:23 AM

Peace and harmony , don't everyone want to stay that way forever? Thats why i seriously wonder , why would people want to start wars , destroying their paradise. In every country's road to success , there must be lots and lots of ups and downs , between its neighboring countries and even between their own people. We're all living in the 21st century , why would we still think in that manner that violence will solve everything? It never will , it will just make the matter worse and cause it to affect a larger amount of people and to last for an even longer period of time. The matter may start of small but because of the use of violence , the matter will start to enlarge and then it would not only be in-between the people who started the matter but the whole country. It will then be reflected badly on the race of the people and also the country. Bit by bit everything will start to fall. Therefore , to me i wonder , why would people want to make things that are simple into things that are so complicated that will cause major damages?