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50 Years of Indian Community in Singapore

50 Years of Indian Community in Singapore Author Gopinath Pillai
ISBN-10 9789813140608
Release 2016-07-04
Pages 148
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From Tamils to Malayalees, from Bengalis to Punjabis, the diverse Indian community in Singapore has played a large part in building the country. To understand the Indian community, one must know certain basic facts about them. First is their love for culture which transcends religious and linguistic differences. Some of the best classical Hindustani singers are Muslims. The best Malayalam singer of Hindu religious songs is a Christian. Second is their love of debates. Argument is part of Indian tradition because of the belief that truth can only be arrived at vigorous debate. The third characteristic is the community's respect for education. Indians, across castes and religions have always venerated knowledge and learning as being a value in itself. The fourth characteristic of the Indians is their devoutness: they take their religious duties seriously and perform them regularly. This celebratory volume highlights the progress, contributions and challenges of the community for the past 50 years since Singapore's independence in 1965. Contents:Foreword (S R Nathan)A Place in the Sun (Gopinath Pillai)Indians in the Modelling of the Global Metropolis (Rajesh Rai)Singapore's Indian Heritage Centre: Curating and Negotiating Heritage, Diversity and Identity (Gauri Parimoo Krishnan)Little India: 50 Years of Being and Doing 'Indian' in Singapore (Nirmala Srirekam Puru Shotam)Indian Contribution to Visual and Performing Arts in Singapore(Jaya Mohideen)Fifty Years of Singapore Tamil Literature (A Mani)'Rising from the Ashes': The Development of Hindi in Independent Singapore (Rajesh Rai)Indian Writing in English (Meira Chand)Indian Political Participation in Singapore (Asad Latif)The Indian Contribution to Singapore's Economic Development (Manu Bhaskaran)Less Remembered Spaces and Interactions in a Changing Singapore: Indian Business Communities in the Post-independence Period (Jayati Bhattacharya)Newly Arrived Indian Professionals — Contributing to a Globalising Singapore (Girija Pande)To Singapore with Love... (Uma Rajan)Pakistanis in Singapore (Sajjad Ashraf)The History of Parsis in Singapore (Pesi B Chacha)The Singapore Indian Community towards SG100 (K Kesavapany & Asad Latif) Readership: General.



50 Years of Indian Community in Singapore

50 Years of Indian Community in Singapore Author Gopinath Pillai
ISBN-10 9813140585
Release 2016
Pages 138
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From Tamils to Malayalees to Bengalis to Punjabis, the diverse Indian community in Singapore has played a large part in building the country. To understand the Indian community, one has to understand certain basic facts about them. First is their love for culture which transcends religious and linguistic differences. Some of the best classical Hindustani singers are Muslims. The best Malayalam singer of Hindu religious songs is a Christian. Second is their love of debates. Argument is part of Indian tradition because of the belief that truth can only be arrived at only by vigorous debate. The third characteristic is the community's respect for education. Hindus, who form the largest group among the Indians, perhaps have the only surviving "Goddess of Knowledge" in their pantheon of deities. The fourth characteristic of the Indians is their religiocity: they take their religious duties and seriously and perform them regularly. This celebratory volume highlights the progress, the contributions and the challenges of the community for the past 50 years since Singapore's independence in 1965. While the community is now in a secure and happy position, there are challenges going forward. The next phase of growth will be knowledge based, and the focus will be on education and training, particularly training in the latest technology.



50 Years of Indian Community in Singapore

50 Years of Indian Community in Singapore Author Gopinath Pillai
ISBN-10 9813140577
Release 2016
Pages 138
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From Tamils to Malayalees to Bengalis to Punjabis, the diverse Indian community in Singapore has played a large part in building the country. To understand the Indian community, one has to understand certain basic facts about them. First is their love for culture which transcends religious and linguistic differences. Some of the best classical Hindustani singers are Muslims. The best Malayalam singer of Hindu religious songs is a Christian. Second is their love of debates. Argument is part of Indian tradition because of the belief that truth can only be arrived at only by vigorous debate. The third characteristic is the community's respect for education. Hindus, who form the largest group among the Indians, perhaps have the only surviving "Goddess of Knowledge" in their pantheon of deities. The fourth characteristic of the Indians is their religiocity: they take their religious duties and seriously and perform them regularly. This celebratory volume highlights the progress, the contributions and the challenges of the community for the past 50 years since Singapore's independence in 1965. While the community is now in a secure and happy position, there are challenges going forward. The next phase of growth will be knowledge based, and the focus will be on education and training, particularly training in the latest technology.



50 Years of the Chinese Community in Singapore

50 Years of the Chinese Community in Singapore Author Cheng Lian Pang
ISBN-10 9789814675413
Release 2015-10-23
Pages 312
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"Singapore's success story is essentially a "people" story. Singaporeans have good reason to celebrate the nation's golden jubilee with pride. In the short space of five decades the country has moved from Third World to First, and its real GDP has grown by 40 times! For this phenomenal progress, credit must go to its people, the Republic's primary resource. Against all odds and amidst dire predictions, Singaporeans proved that a united and resourceful community could build a nation from scratch. This book is dedicated to one segment of these Singaporeans--the Chinese community. In particular, this collection of essays focuses on the Chinese speaking members of the community whose many contributions are less familiar to those brought up on a strict diet of the English language"--



50 Years Of Science In Singapore

50 Years Of Science In Singapore Author Lim Hock
ISBN-10 9789813140912
Release 2016-12-12
Pages 616
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As part of the commemorative book series on Singapore's 50 years of nation-building, this important compendium traces the history and development of the various sectors of Singapore science in the last 50 years or so. The book covers the government agencies responsible for science funding and research policy, the academic institutions and departments who have been in the forefront of the development of the nation's scientific manpower and research, the research centres and institutes which have been breaking new ground in both basic and applied science research, science museums and education, and the academic and professional institutions which the scientific community has set up to enable Singapore scientists to serve the nation more effectively. Each article is chronicled by eminent authors who have played important roles and made significant contributions in shaping today's achievement of science in Singapore. Professionals, academics, students and the general public will find this volume a useful reference material and an inspirational easy read.



Food Foodways and Foodscapes

Food  Foodways and Foodscapes Author Lily Kong
ISBN-10 9789814641234
Release 2015-10-21
Pages 260
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Food Foodways and Foodscapes has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Food Foodways and Foodscapes also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Food Foodways and Foodscapes book for free.



50 Years Of Social Issues In Singapore

50 Years Of Social Issues In Singapore Author Chan David
ISBN-10 9789814632638
Release 2015-04-15
Pages 348
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The social context of Singapore is changing rapidly, and understanding how people think, feel and behave in various situations has become a key driver of effectiveness in addressing social issues. 50 Years of Social Issues in Singapore provides a comprehensive review and examination of various social issues at multiple levels of analysis including the individual, group and society.This invaluable book adopts a translational approach to social issues in Singapore by explicitly bridging intellectual and practical perspectives. Contributed by a distinguished team of authors, the chapters examine the critical ideas underlying public debates of social issues and their policy and practical implications.The book is organized into three parts. Part I examines issues of population and social fundamentals in Singapore such as ageing, marriage, urban planning, healthcare and racial and religious harmony. Part II analyses Singapore's social progress through issues of inclusivity such as social mobility, developing communities and marginal groups that deserve more attention. Part III focuses on core principles and social processes related to social justice, doing good, social media and approaches to understanding and addressing social issues in Singapore.Most importantly, the chapters in this book clearly identify many of the critical, unresolved and emerging questions on various social issues that will guide the next generation of public discussion and policy deliberations on what matter in Singapore.



Majulah

Majulah Author Zainul Abidin Rasheed
ISBN-10 9789814759892
Release 2016-05-24
Pages 696
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The Malay/Muslim community, comprising approximately 13% of Singapore's population, is an integral part of modern Singapore's formative years. The community has come a long way and accomplished plenty. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong lauded the community's growth and its efforts in nation-building in the 2015 National Day Rally, "The Malay/Muslim community is an integral part of Singapore ... and they have contributed significantly to our nation's harmony and progress." 50 Years of Malay/Muslim Community in Singapore highlights the progress, the contributions and the challenges of the community for the past 50 years since Singapore's independence in 1965. While progress is significant, challenges remain an uphill battle towards a comprehensive community development. As the book narrates stories from the past — the successes and the challenges — it is also important for the community to reflect and to look ahead — Majulah! Contents:Progressive Malay/Muslim Singaporeans — The Thoughts of Yusof Ishak (Norshahril Saat)Zubir Said — A Symbol of the Malay Identity (Norshahril Saat)Pak Zubir Said and Majulah Singapura — The National Anthem of Singapor (Joe Peters)Yaacob Ibrahim — In Conversation (Zainul Abidin Rasheed and Norshahril Saat)50 Years on: Singapore's Malay/Muslim Identity (Masagos Zulkifli Masagos Mohamad)National Day Rallies — Tracing the Development of the Malay Community (1990–2015) (Norshahril Saat)The Making of a Malay/Muslim in Singapore: An Analysis of Hari Raya Speeches Delivered by Ministers-in-Charge of Muslim Affairs (Aidi Abdul Rahim)Learning to be a Community of Excellence — Text of Speech by Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Community Development and Sports and Minister-in-Charge of Muslim Affairs, at the Hari Raya Get-Together, Istana, 28 November 2003New Dynamics of Multiracial Singapore as seen in 1995 — Text of Speech by Mr Zainul Abidin Rasheed, Editor, Berita Harian, CEO of MENDAKI and President of the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis) at the People's Association Lecture Series, Saturday 21 January, 1995 at the People's Association Auditorium, KallangMalay-Muslim Community in the Next Lap (George Yeo)Text of the Speech by K Shanmugam, MP for Sembawang in Parliament, 20 January 2003AMP and the Idea of Collective Leadership (Yang Razali Kassim)The Story of Five Blind Men and an Elephant — The Need for Transformation (Maarof Salleh)Education from 1959 to 2014: The Seeds of the Formation of MENDAKI (Wan Hussin Zoohri)Religious Leadership in Singapore: From Success to Significance of Madrasah Education (Mohammad Hannan Hassan)Science, Technology and the Malay/Muslim Youths (Jackie Yi-Ru Ying)A Vision for Malay Studies (Syed Farid Alatas)Sayang Anakku Sayang (My Beloved Child) (Sharifah Mariam Aljunied)Keeping the Faith While Looking Forward — Shaikh Syed Isa Semait, Mufti of Singapore from 1972 to 2010 (Zakir Hussain)Living as Faithful Muslims in Secular Singapore (Mohammad Alami Musa)Moderate Islam in Singapore — In Conversation with Habib Syed Hassan Al Attas (Zainul Abidin Rasheed and Norshahril Saat)The Religious Rehabilitation Group (RRG): A Community-Government Partnership in Fighting Terrorism (Mohamed Ali)Muslim Institutions with Statutory Powers in Singapore: The Administration of Muslim Law Act (AMLA) (Alfian Yasrif Kuchit)The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS) Journey: Continuing the Pursuit of Excellence — Legacy from the Past (Abdul Razak Hassan Maricar)Genesis of MENDAKI and Milestones (Tuminah Sapawi)The Role of Berita Harian in the Development of the Malay/Muslim Community in Singapore (Mohd Guntor Sadali)Singapore Malay Radio Broadcast Service — An Overview of the Last 50 Years and a Way Forward (Aidi Abdul Rahim)The Role of Malay Media (Zakiah Halim)Singapore Malay Media Industry Shines (Muhd Fuadi Rahmat)Glimpses of 50 Years of Malay TV and Its Future (Aidi Abdul Rahim)From Radio to Television — My Story (Sujimy Mohamad)The Malay Heritage Foundation (Julina Khusaini)Unlocking the Community's Potential through Proper Management of Its Assets and Liabilities (Sani Hamid)The Singapore Malay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SMCCI) — History and MilestonesAre the Malays Ready for the New Economy? (Umar Abdul Hamid)Some Thoughts on Globalisation and the Malays: Lessons from the Past (Sher Banu A L Khan)Break New Ground and be the Malay/Muslim Icon (Sumarleki Amjah)Going GlobalIn Search for the Canon of Singapore Malay Poetry: Reflection on Nature, Race, Religion and Love (Hadijah Rahmat)Resisting Cultural Amnesia: Malay Literature of Dignified Presence (Azhar Ibrahim)Selected PoemsA Reflection on Singapore Malay Popular Music (1965–2015) (Art Fazil)Visual Art Developments within the Malay Community (Syed Muhd Hafiz Bin Syed Nasir)The Nusantara Ethnic Communities of Singapore — Javanese, Baweanese, Minangs and Banjarese (Aidi Abdul Rahim)The Bugis of Singapore (Sarafian Salleh)The Arabs in Singapore (Al-Wehdah Arab Association of Singapore)A Brief on Singapore Indian Muslims (Raja Mohamad Maiden)Iskandar JalilCikgu Muhammad Ariff Ahmad (Mohd Raman Daud)Som Said and Sri Warisan (Marina Yusoff)Our Pioneers Readership: General public, researchers, politicians and students of social science.



50 Years of Singapore and the United Nations

50 Years of Singapore and the United Nations Author Tommy Koh
ISBN-10 9789814713061
Release 2015-08-03
Pages 400
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In 2015, Singapore marks the 50th anniversary of its independence, and the United Nations (UN) the 70th anniversary of its founding. This book celebrates 50 years of a mutually beneficial relationship between Singapore and the UN. In the early years of Singapore's independence, the UN system provided Singapore with many benefits which were helpful in Singapore's journey from the Third World to the First. As Singapore has made progress in its developmental journey, it is now able to give back to the international community through programmes such as the Singapore Cooperation Programme (SCP), under which officials from developing countries are offered training in areas which are beneficial to their countries. Singapore has actively contributed to improving global governance and strengthening institutions that are important to the management of global issues at the UN, IMF, World Bank, IMO, etc. The Singapore Government has also sent its soldiers and police officers to participate in UN's peace-keeping and peace-making operations. This volume brings together 45 essays by Singaporeans who have made or are making important contributions to the work of the UN system. The reader will be able to learn about the UN as seen through the eyes of Singaporeans who have served as Ambassadors to the United Nations in New York and Geneva, the World Trade Organization, or as professional staff in the various specialised agencies, programmes and funds that are part of the UN. We hope that the life stories and experiences shared by the essayists will remind readers that although Singapore is a very small country, we are a good global citizen and have tried to make this a better world. Contents:Foreword by PM Lee Hsien LoongMessage by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moonPreface by Tommy Koh, Li Lin Chang and Joanna KohStatement to the 20th Session of the General Assembly by S RajaratnamAddress to the UN 50th Anniversary Special Commemorative Meeting by Goh Chok TongUnited Nations (New York)United Nations (Geneva) · WTO · GATTUnited Nations Specialised AgenciesUnited Nations PeacekeepingUnited Nations Secretariat Readership: Statesmen, policy-makers, diplomats, scholars and anyone who may be interested in Singapore and the United Nations, and international relations. Keywords:United Nations;Singapore;GLobal Governance;UN System;Nation-Building;Small State



Singapore s Real Estate

Singapore s Real Estate Author Ngee Huat Seek
ISBN-10 9789814689274
Release 2016
Pages 300
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Singapore s Real Estate has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Singapore s Real Estate also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Singapore s Real Estate book for free.



The Singapore Research Story

The Singapore Research Story Author Chang Chieh Hang
ISBN-10 9789814641289
Release 2016-03-07
Pages 324
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Ever since Singapore became independent in 1965, its leaders have invested tremendous efforts and resources to develop its economy in order to create jobs for its people and to support national development. This book describes the challenging journey of Singapore in developing a knowledge-based economy driven by research and innovation and the roles played by research institutes, universities, research manpower and appropriate collaboration between research institutes and industry. The book traces the foundations of Singapore's research story from the time of its independence in 1965 to the present day. Through interviews with the key players and research into the records, the establishment of the key institutes and the roles of a global cast of researchers, scientists and engineers in setting up the R&D infrastructure are outlined. The impact of the concerted efforts to build up a credible and world-class research capability in Singapore over the last 25 years is discussed, as are the tremendous challenges faced by the key players in the drive to develop a knowledge-based economy and the ultimate goal of an innovation-driven economy. Contents:Foreword by PM Lee Hsien LoongAcknowledgementsCover Photo CreditsAbout the ContributorsIntroductionSetting the Stage (Hang Chang Chieh and Yeoh Keat Chuan)Shifting Gear into Research (Hang Chang Chieh, Low Teck Seng and Yeoh Keat Chuan)The Multi-Agency Approach (Hang Chang Chieh, Low Teck Seng and Raj Thampuran)Research in Physical Sciences and Engineering (Hang Chang Chieh and Raj Thampuran)The Biomedical Sciences: Research for Better Health (Raj Thampuran and Kong Hwai Loong)Developing Research-Intensive Universities (Barry Halliwell and Bertil Andersson)Partnering Multinational Corporations in R&D (Low Teck Seng, Raj Thampuran and Yeoh Keat Chuan)Developing R&D in Local Enterprises (Hang Chang Chieh, Raj Thampuran and Png Cheong Boon)Towards Innovation & Entrepreneurship (Low Teck Seng, Raj Thampuran, Tan Kai Hoe and Philip Ong)Appendices:Singapore's Science & Technology, R&D TimelineChairmen, Executive Directors and DirectorsHonouring Scientific TalentOral History InterviewsAcronymsSelect BibliographyIndex Readership: Researchers, professionals, academics, and laymen interested in all aspects of research and development.



Singapore Eurasians Memories Hopes And Dreams

Singapore Eurasians  Memories  Hopes And Dreams Author Pereira Alexius A
ISBN-10 9789813109612
Release 2016-12-21
Pages 420
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Singapore Eurasians: Memories, Hopes and Dreams offers insight into the Singapore Eurasian community, one of Singapore's minority communities. Though small, the Eurasian community has undoubtedly played a big part in Singapore's nation-building. This book is the definitive record of Eurasian history and heritage in Singapore, and serves to educate the younger generation of Eurasians about their roots, the community's achievements and its collective hopes and dreams for the future, as well as provide a useful resource for others to learn more about the Eurasian community. In addition, Singapore Eurasians: Memories, Hopes and Dreams also covers the growth and developments of the Eurasian community within the last 25 years, and how the Eurasian Association (EA), as a Self-Help Group since 1994, has been helping the less fortunate through its programmes, as well as being the main force in driving the preservation and sharing of the Eurasian culture for its future generations. In preserving the history and heritage, as well as expressing the hopes and dreams of the Singapore Eurasian community, this book is an effort in contributing to the country's continued multiracial harmony and appreciation of the many elements that make up Singapore's story.



50 Years of Materials Science in Singapore

50 Years of Materials Science in Singapore Author Freddy Boey
ISBN-10 9789814730716
Release 2016-06-17
Pages 244
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50 Years of Materials Science in Singapore describes in vivid detail how a newly independent nation like Singapore developed world-class research capabilities in materials science that helped the country make rapid progress in energy, biomedical and electronics sectors. The economy mirrored this rapid trail of progress, utilizing home-grown technology and the contribution of materials science to the various sectors is undeniable in ensuring the economic growth and stability of Singapore. Contents:Historical Narrative Early Beginnings to Present (Freddy Boey)Composites, Nanocomposites and Hybrid Materials (Chaobin He, Xiao Hu, Zhang Yu and John Wang)Materials for Water Remediation (Membranes) (Sui Zhang, Lin Luo, Zhi Wei Thong and Tai-Shung Chung)Nanostructured Catalytic and Adsorbent Materials for Water Remediation (Zhong Chen and Teik Thye Lim) Solar Energy and Energy Storage Materials and Devices Research in Singapore (D Sabba, J Wang, M Srinivasan, A G Aberle and S Mhaisalkar )50 Years of Biomaterials Research in Singapore (Subbu Venkatraman, Swee Hin Teoh and Ali Miserez)2D Materials (Andrew T S Wee, Kian Ping Loh and Antonio H Castro Neto)Electronic Materials Research in Singapore (Chee Ying Khoo, Pooi See Lee, Sze Ter Lim and Chee Lip Gan)"Singaporean" Materials Science: What Does the Future Hold? (Subbu Venkatraman) Readership: General public, people interested in history of Singapore, people interested in materials science.



Affordable Excellence

Affordable Excellence Author William A. Haseltine
ISBN-10 9780815724162
Release 2013
Pages 182
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A Brookings Institution Press and the National University of Singapore Press publication This is the story of the Singapore healthcare system: how it works, how it is financed, its history, where it is going, and what lessons it may hold for national health systems around the world. Singapore ranks sixth in the world in healthcare outcomes, yet spends proportionally less on healthcare than any other high-income country. This is the first book to set out a comprehensive system-level description of healthcare in Singapore, with a view to understanding what can be learned from its unique system design and development path. The lessons from Singapore will be of interest to those currently planning the future of healthcare in emerging economies, as well as those engaged in the urgent debates on healthcare in the wealthier countries faced with serious long-term challenges in healthcare financing. Policymakers, legislators, public health officials responsible for healthcare systems planning, finance and operations, as well as those working on healthcare issues in universities and think tanks should understand how the Singapore system works to achieve affordable excellence.



Perspectives on the Security of Singapore

Perspectives on the Security of Singapore Author Barry Desker
ISBN-10 9789814689359
Release 2015-07-22
Pages 352
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Perspectives on the Security of Singapore: The First 50 Years explores the security of Singapore in the last 50 years and its possible trajectories into the future. This volume brings together the diverse perspectives of a team of academics with different expertise, ranging from history to political science to security studies with a common interest in Singapore. The book is further boosted by the recollections of key civil servants involved with foreign affairs and defence, such as S R Nathan, Peter Ho, Bilahari Kausikan and Philip Yeo. Contents:IntroductionPart 1:Singapore's Conception of Security (Ang Cheng Guan)National Security and Singapore: An Assessment (Norman Vasu and Bernard Loo)Deliquescent Security Threats: Singapore in the Era of Hyper-Globalisation (Alan Chong)Singapore and Global Governance: Free-Rider or Responsible Stakeholder? (Tan See Seng)The Challenge of Strategic Intelligence for the Singapore Armed Forces (Kwa Chong Guan)Desecuritisation and after Desecuritisation: The Water Issue in Singapore–Malaysia Relations (S R Joey Long)Singapore's Security in the Context of Singapore–Malaysia–Indonesia Relations (Bilveer Singh)Singapore's Relations with Malaysia and Indonesia (Theophilus Kwek and Joseph Chinyong Liow)International Missions of the Singapore Armed Forces: How Far Would You Go? (Katie Tan and Ong Weichong)Why the FPDA Still Matters to Singapore (Ralf Emmers)Singapore in ASEAN's Quest toward a Security Community (Mely Caballero-Anthony)Singapore and the Great Powers (Khong Yuen Foong)The Changing Terrorist Threat Landscape in Singapore (Rohan Gunaratna)Managing Religious Diversity in Singapore: Context and Challenges (Mohammad Alami Musa and Mohamed Imran Mohamed Taib)Part 2:Personal ReminiscencesSafeguarding Singapore's Security: Defence and Diplomacy (S R Nathan)Organising for National Security — The Singapore Experience (Peter Ho)Pragmatic Adaptation, Not Grand Strategy, Shaped Singapore Foreign Policy (Bilahari Kausikan)Dr Goh Keng Swee and the Building of Singapore's Defence Industrial Capability (Philip Yeo)Conclusion: Strategic Certainties Facing Singapore in 2065 (Barry Desker) Readership: Undergraduate and graduate students, researchers and academics, and general public interested in security studies in general and in Singapore. Key Features:This is possibly the first scholarly collective effort/book on the subject of security of SingaporeThe contributors are academics within (and associated with) the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), the only school cum think-tank that specialises in security issues in SingaporeThe contributors include former top civil servants who played a significant role in the shaping and conduct of Singapore's foreign and defence policiesKeywords:Security;Foreign Policy;Singapore



50 Years of Environment

50 Years of Environment Author Yong Soon Tan
ISBN-10 9789814696241
Release 2015-08-24
Pages 292
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In conjunction with Singapore's 50th birthday in August 2015, 50 Years of Environment: Singapore's Journey Towards Environmental Sustainability takes the reader through Singapore's environmental journey over the past 50 years, to its present day challenges and solutions, and seeks to explore what lies ahead for Singapore's environmental future. This book is divided into three parts. The first, drawn largely from the book Clean, Green and Blue: Singapore's Journey Towards Environmental and Water Sustainability, will explore the historical developments in Singapore's environmental journey and the development of NEWater. The second part will be a collection of essays that examine the present environmental challenges that Singapore faces and the ways in which it is addressing those issues through community engagement, international engagement, research and technology, and industry solutions in order to develop sustainable strategies and solutions. Part Three will bring the book to a close by tying the historical and contemporary threads together and discusses the future challenges for Singapore's environment. Contents:EndorsementsPrefaceAbout the EditorAbout the ContributorsAppreciationJourney to the Present:Reflections on Singapore's Environmental Journey (Tan Yong Soon, Lee Tung Jean and Karen Tan)Cleaning the Land and Rivers (Tan Yong Soon, Lee Tung Jean and Karen Tan)Applying Economic Principles to Environmental Policy (Tan Yong Soon, Lee Tung Jean and Karen Tan)The Search for NEWater: The Singapore Water Story (Lee Ek Tieng)Environmental Planning For Sustainable Development (Tan Yong Soon)Present Challenges:Frontier Research in Environment and Water: Integrated Research Approach for Sustainable Solutions (Lee Lai Yoke and Ong Choon Nam)Energy Transitions — Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Challenges in the Tropics (Nilesh Y Jadhav, Subodh Mhaisalkar and Hans B (Teddy) Püttgen)Developing a Vibrant Sustainable Energy Industry (Edwin Khew, Christophe Inglin, Sanjay Kuttan and Low Kian Beng)Community Engagement to Promote Environmental Ownership and Secure Our Future (Chew Gek Khim)Island in the World: Singapore's Environment and the International Dimensions (Simon Tay and Cheong Poh Kwan)Moving into the Future:Environmental Sustainability and Sustainable Development (Tan Yong Soon and Kwek Leng Joo) Readership: General readers who are interested in learning more about Singapore's environmental journey, present day developments, and the potential environmental challenges in the future. Key Features:Contains a great variety of contributions from leading individuals in the public, private and people sectors, and leading academics at the forefront of environmental research and developmentProvides a good overview of Singapore's history in improving environmental conditions, present challenges, and possible future developments for Singapore's environmentSuitable for a variety of readers, ranging from the general reader to academics and practitionersKeywords:Singapore;Environment;Sustainability;R&DReview: "Singapore's transformation from an impoverished and polluted island to the world's beacon of environmental progress has been nothing short of miraculous. Miracles, however, are hard to repeat elsewhere, therefore, we are very fortunate that Singapore's environmental transformation was not at all a miracle. Instead, it happened thanks to clever and consistent strategies and brilliant execution. Over the last 30 years, as I got to gradually know the Singapore miracle workers and their methods, I often prayed that other jurisdictions would learn the steps involved. This book about the Singapore miracle provides an opportunity for environmental leaders everywhere to extract the policies and procedures they need to bring about progress in their own jurisdiction." Dr Andrew Benedek Founder, Chairman and CEO of ZENON Environmental Inc. and Anaergia Inc. Winner of the inaugural Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize in 2008 "For a seriously resource-constrained nation, Singapore has come a long way since its independence in 1965. Very few people, if any, 50 years ago would have predicted that this city-state would become the envy of the world by 2015. While everyone knows and admires the remarkable progress of the past half century, not many people are familiar with the achievements in the field of environment and the enabling conditions that made this possible. One of the very few serious studies that is available is Tan Yong Soon's earlier book Clean, Green and Blue: Singapore's Journey Towards Environmental and Water Sustainability. The present text is a worthy complement that adds to the in-depth analysis of this important journey. The book is strongly recommended." Professor Asit K Biswas Distinguished Visiting Professor Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore and Co-founder, Third World Centre for Water Management, Mexico "This book charts a 50-year visionary journey that began on the right foot, with recognition that sustainable economic growth and a clean environment are mutually reinforcing goals. Over these decades, Singapore has moved from cleaning up the land and rivers, through controlling pollution and meeting water needs, to the current use of cutting-edge research and technology to build clean and renewable energy for the future. With the city-state now ranking near the top of the world in terms of environmental standards, the book offers many lessons for other countries looking for ways to meet the growing demand for water and energy while preserving a health-promoting environment." Dr Margaret Chan Director-General, World Health Organization "Singapore celebrates its 50th anniversary of nationhood in a milestone year as countries of the world come together to agree a climate-safe path to sustainable development. Since its establishment, Singapore has sought to leverage sound environmental stewardship and social engagement into prosperity and growth. Singapore has been remarkably successful. The 50 Years of Environment publication demonstrates how progressive policy such as ecologically sound natural resource management, incentives to innovate and emphasis on clean development are at the heart of this vibrant modern economy. This is a welcome addition to the global dialogue on development as a powerful case study for what is possible. As governments move towards a set of Sustainable Development Goals and a new, universal climate change agreement in Paris this year, the knowledge and experiences in this book showcase real world policy success and inspire the world." Ms Christiana Figueres Executive Secretary, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change "Singapore's success in becoming a developed country and, at the sametime, taking good care of its environment, is a vindication of what we were trying to achieve at the 1992 Earth Summit. This important book explains how Singapore did it and outlines present and future challenges as Singapore continues its journey into environmental sustainability and sustainable development." Professor Tommy Koh Chairman, Preparatory Committee and Chairman, Main Committee UN Conference on Environment and Development 2006 Champion of the Earth, awarded by UNEP 2006 President's Award for the Environment, Singapore "Singapore is well known globally for its brilliant economic success story. It deserves to be equally well-known for its environmental success story. It is truly remarkable that unlike other successful economies, Singapore did not sacrifice its environment in pursuit of economic growth. This is why this book edited by Tan Yong Soon could not be more timely. The world can learn a lot of lessons from this volume." Professor Kishore Mahbubani Dean, LKY School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, and author of The Great Convergence: Asia, the West, and the Logic of One World "With a population density of around 7,500 people to the square kilometre, Singapore is one of the most densely populated countries on Earth. This book of essays by some of those most closely involved shows how the country evolved through half a century of commitment and foresight into one of the world's most liveable cities with green spaces and fresh water and how it is addressing present environmental challenges to develop sustainable strategies and solutions. Others take notice and follow!" Lord Ronald Oxburgh Former Rector of Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (1993–2000) Former Chairman of the UK House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology (2000–2004) Honorary President of the Carbon Capture and Storage Association



50 Years of Indian Community in Singapore

50 Years of Indian Community in Singapore Author Gopinath Pillai
ISBN-10 9789813140608
Release 2016-07-04
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From Tamils to Malayalees, from Bengalis to Punjabis, the diverse Indian community in Singapore has played a large part in building the country. To understand the Indian community, one must know certain basic facts about them. First is their love for culture which transcends religious and linguistic differences. Some of the best classical Hindustani singers are Muslims. The best Malayalam singer of Hindu religious songs is a Christian. Second is their love of debates. Argument is part of Indian tradition because of the belief that truth can only be arrived at vigorous debate. The third characteristic is the community's respect for education. Indians, across castes and religions have always venerated knowledge and learning as being a value in itself. The fourth characteristic of the Indians is their devoutness: they take their religious duties seriously and perform them regularly. This celebratory volume highlights the progress, contributions and challenges of the community for the past 50 years since Singapore's independence in 1965. Contents:Foreword (S R Nathan)A Place in the Sun (Gopinath Pillai)Indians in the Modelling of the Global Metropolis (Rajesh Rai)Singapore's Indian Heritage Centre: Curating and Negotiating Heritage, Diversity and Identity (Gauri Parimoo Krishnan)Little India: 50 Years of Being and Doing 'Indian' in Singapore (Nirmala Srirekam Puru Shotam)Indian Contribution to Visual and Performing Arts in Singapore(Jaya Mohideen)Fifty Years of Singapore Tamil Literature (A Mani)'Rising from the Ashes': The Development of Hindi in Independent Singapore (Rajesh Rai)Indian Writing in English (Meira Chand)Indian Political Participation in Singapore (Asad Latif)The Indian Contribution to Singapore's Economic Development (Manu Bhaskaran)Less Remembered Spaces and Interactions in a Changing Singapore: Indian Business Communities in the Post-independence Period (Jayati Bhattacharya)Newly Arrived Indian Professionals — Contributing to a Globalising Singapore (Girija Pande)To Singapore with Love... (Uma Rajan)Pakistanis in Singapore (Sajjad Ashraf)The History of Parsis in Singapore (Pesi B Chacha)The Singapore Indian Community towards SG100 (K Kesavapany & Asad Latif) Readership: General.