16 Jan '11, 10pm

[TR] The Failed Singapore Dream

Anyone could clearly remember the failures of technology and bioscience hubs in Singapore not too long ago. Almost a decade ago, when I heard about these hubs ideology at a local conference , I was laughing at myself here we have a government that constantly afraid of intellectuals, compares it’s achievements with that of third world countries , calls migrants from these countries as talents. An innovative Hub isn’t easy to achieve, it requires vast resources such as inventors, financing, research, culture , environment, politics, history , knowlege based education systems and applications. It’s also one that may be based on necessity like Iceland , which is using geothermal energy. This hub aspiration is clearly a misguided dream of our higly paid mortals, rather as we call it , an experiment gone wrong. Our higher mortals seem think that having an education system based ...

Full article: http://www.temasekreview.com/2011/01/17/the-failed-singap...

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