Tuesday, May 03, 2005

In praises of Singapore 

Excerpt of a PR Newswire report on the World Trade Week in Singapore:

World Trade Week Events to Focus on Singapore: The Gateway to Southeast Asia
Businesses interested in reaching the more than 500 million people who make up the Southeast Asia market should consider attending World Trade Week 2005, May 11 - 13. Sponsored by the Automation Alley International Business Center and the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Commercial Service, this event will provide attendees with valuable insight on entering Singapore, considered the gateway to the markets of Southeast Asia...

“During the World Trade Week sessions, business owners will learn more about why Singapore is such an attractive market,” said Richard Corson, director, Pontiac U.S. Export Assistance Center, U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Dept. of Commerce. “In addition to the bilateral free trade agreement, Singapore is known for respecting intellectual property...”
Some people will say anything...

Singapore’s National Library is highly regarded around the world for its innovations. So this — previously reported by Channel NewsAsia — isn’t surprising.

Singapore Library Praised As Innovative
Singapore’s nonprofit but entrepreneurial National Library Board has been chosen as one of the country’s most innovative and successful companies, according to a survey by the Institute of Policy Studies and the Monitor Group. The survey cited the library’s speed in letting customers check out and return books, as well as its provision of coffee bars...
Having lots of money to throw surely helped — read the linked article.

Dr M S Haq says in an editorial in The New Nation that Bangladesh has many things to learn from Singapore. Apparently, naming of newspapers has been one of them.


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