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					                  Cultures
• Woven Basket

• Silk Brocade Tapestry

• Electronic Network




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                   ASEAN
• Association of South East Asian Nations
• Population of about 500 million.
• Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand,
  Singapore
• Brunei, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam
  Cambodia.
• gross domestic product of US$737 billion,
  and a total trade of US$ 720 billion.
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    Assimilation               Acculturation

• Assimilation.
• You must become like us.

• Acculturation
• Empowerment
• Together we can.

• Which Country are you in Today?
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                 Dot on the Equator

                        Peter Purushotma
             Singapore American Business Association




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             From Rubber to Silicon
• Rubber           1895
• Silicon          2004

• Botanic Gardens.. Ridley Mad Englishman

• KRDL



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            Education = More Cash
•   Albert Einstein 1879-1955
•   Hebrew University Fund
•   11/02/1922
•   11/11/1922…Nobel Laureate Returns

• * The Nobel Prize in Physics 1921 was announced on
  November 9, 1922.

• ** Being too remote from Sweden, Professor Einstein
  could not attend the ceremony.

• $6000

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                 Hello Syonan

•   1942-1945 15th Feb-12th Sept
•   Yamashita
•   Percival
•   Sentosa Island
•   Tanah Merah



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                 Independence
•   1959 End of British Rule           June 5th
•   Lee Kuan Yew                 PM
•   1963 Malaysia Merger              August 31st
•   1963 Konfrontasi Indonesia
•   1965 “don`t cry for me” Majullah Singapura.
•   1990 Goh Chok Tong PM
•   2004 Lee Kuan Yew               SM

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                 Knowledge Driven
•   Electronics                      • Headquarters
•   Chemicals                        • World Class Companies
                                     • Promising Local
•   Life Sciences                      Enterprises
•   Engineering                      • Innovation
•   Healthcare                       • International Business
•   Logistics                        • Resource Development
•   Communications                   • Co- Investment

•   Media

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            Creativity on Command
•   Rote to Ruin
•   China         Singapore      India
•   Asean         Australia
•   City/State/ Country/Republic
•   Lake Tahoe




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                Singapore Today:
             A Competitive Economy
 Statistics                                           Characteristics
– 2002 GDP: US$85 bn, per capita GDP of             – Stable, diversified economy
  US$27,000
                                                    – No natural calamities
– 4m population, of which 1m non-locals
                                                    – Cosmopolitan & multi-racial
– More than 6,000 MNCs, of which 1,300                population, open to talents
  US companies; 17,000 American                       worldwide
  residents.
                                                    – Only Asian country with English as first
– USA’s 11th largest trading partner; FTA             language
  discussion with US completed
                                                    – Stable & pro-business government
– Amongst world’s most competitive
  economies (IMD, WEF); 2nd most                    – Excellent infrastructure & reliable
  profitable place for investors worldwide            utilities
  (BERI)                                            – Excellent labour relations; no industrial
– 26,000 graduates p.a. (degree / assoc               stoppage since 1986, tripartite wage
  degrees)                                            settlement in place

– 2.1% GDP spent on R&D p.a.                        – Attractive tax regime: no dividend tax,
                                                      no state tax, no capital gains tax, low
                                                      corporate / personal tax
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                     About Singapore
Total land area:
682.3 sq km. Comprises one main
island (604.2 sq km) and a number of
islets scattered off its north-east and
south
Location:                                                                                       1 Hr
Between latitudes 1º 09´N and 1º 29´N                            Singapore              2 Hrs
and longitudes 103º 36´E and 104º 25´E          Flying    Population
                                                                                      3 Hrs
                                                Time      (million)
                                                                                   4 Hrs
Climate:                                        1 Hour     25
                                                                               5 Hrs
                                                                           6 Hrs
Singapore is an equatorial country with         2 Hours    125         7 Hrs
relatively uniform temperature, high            3 Hours    241
humidity and abundant rainfall                  4 Hours    754

Average Daily Temperature:                      5 Hours    1,277

26.8ºC - 31ºC                                   6 Hours    2,393

                                                7 Hours    2,800
Total Population:
4.16 million
                                             * Cumulative population

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                  Mobile
                   Users                              Internet
                                                        Users
                 78.6%           65%
                    Intelligent Island
                 PC Users                      Broadband
                                                  Users
                 67%
                                                      34%
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                 21st Century

– Government-led, to partnerships
– Corporate, to entrepreneurial
– Singapore, to the world




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                 21st Century

•   Global Migrants
•   One WCU
•   Diversity and Globalism
•   E Pluribus Unum
•   TWIMO




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