30 Oct '13, 4pm

S'pore should see itself as “sampan 2.0”, not cruise ship: PM Lee

S'pore should see itself as “sampan 2.0”, not cruise ship: PM Lee

FRANCE: Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the country should still see itself as a sampan, but an upgraded one. Speaking to reporters in France, he was responding to a newspaper article that said Singapore should abandon an old metaphor likening the country to a "sampan", and see itself as a "cruise ship" instead. Mr Lee said: "My eyes popped out! Once you think you're in a cruise ship, you're on a holiday and (if) everything must go swimmingly well and will be attended to for you, I think we're in trouble! “We're small, we're not as poor as we used to be, we're not defenseless, we're able to fend for ourselves, make a living for ourselves and we're better off than before. We think we need to keep on working hard to continue improving." Asked how he would categorise the sort of ship Singapore is, to use the metaphor, Mr Lee replied: "I think we've upgraded our ...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/s-pore-shou...

Tweets

@CassieChann did you see this?

kinokuniya.com.sg 31 Oct '13, 3am

The MANGA Festival in Singapore that will take place from 8th to 10th November 2013 is an exchange of business and culture...

Who would want to see these @Usher @Jumpman23 1...

twitter.com 31 Oct '13, 11am

To bring you Twitter, we and our partners use cookies on our and other websites. Cookies help personalize Twitter content,...

PM @NajibRazak 's message in conjunction with #...

1malaysia.com.my 01 Nov '13, 9am

Prime Minister’s Message In Conjunction With Deepavali 2013 October 31st, 2013 by Najib Razak Deepavali is a festival that...

My childhood spat back out the monster that you...

petewentz.com 01 Nov '13, 7am

My childhood spat back out the monster that you see .

RVM 2.0 Fundraiser halfway

rubyflow.com 30 Oct '13, 5am

RVM 2.0 Fundraiser halfway Posted by mpapis on October 30, 2013 — 0 comments RVM 2.0 Fundraiser halfway - ask your boss to...

PM Lee's website hacked

PM Lee's website hacked

channelnewsasia.com 08 Nov '13, 12am

SINGAPORE: A subpage on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's official website was hacked on Thursday by apparent members of ac...

Google Glass 2.0 & Invite Three Friends

Google Glass 2.0 & Invite Three Friends

seroundtable.com 29 Oct '13, 1pm

Google announced on Google+ they are going to be allowing all Google Glass Explorers to swap out their original Google Gla...

#Singapore will spare no effort to hunt down cyber threats: PM Lee

#Singapore will spare no effort to hunt down cy...

straitstimes.com 06 Nov '13, 3pm

Singapore will "spare no effort" to track down and bring to justice those who threaten to attack the Republic's computer n...

The Ship Restaurant & Bar.: Met up with a dear secondary school friend (of 10 years) after work for dinner the...

The Ship Restaurant & Bar.: Met up with a dear ...

felicianeo.com 01 Nov '13, 3am

Met up with a dear secondary school friend (of 10 years) after work for dinner the other day! Even though I’m usually quit...

Jimmy Choo Cruise 2014 with Nicole Kidman

Jimmy Choo Cruise 2014 with Nicole Kidman

luxuo.com 30 Oct '13, 7pm

Nicole Kidman has appeared in a new campaign for Cruise 2014 and divulges some behind-the-scenes confessions in a video. “...