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  • ross1948 18:22 on August 9, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Singapore   

    Many Happy Returns, Singapore! And Keep On Caning Crimmigrants! 

    Fifty years of independence, fifty years of non-stop progress!

    Congratulations, Singapore!’


    I enjoy my occasional trips across the straits.

    Singapore’s pavements are the big attraction, that relaxed feeling as you walk along, knowing there’s only the tiniest chance you’ll fall down a hole!

    But amid the cheering, there’s also questioning – how did they do it?

    A very small island, once a steamy swamp, now a power-house, an example of a success envied by many other Asian countries, has many lessons to teach us all, not least the leaders of our Western governments.

    There are any number of answers being bandied about!





    But the simple answer is common sense!


    Singapore is an attractive destination due to its high living standards and wages. The punishment for illegal immigration in the country are a mandatory caning sentence of not less than 3 strokes and a prison sentence.

    Illegal immigration has been steadily declining from 2001 to 2011…


    Now why doesn’t Cameron tell the Calais savages that’s what’s waiting for any of them who gets caught prowling in the Channel Tunnel!



  • ross1948 11:11 on March 28, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore,   

    RIP Lee Kuan Yew – A ‘Communist?’ Why Defame a Dead Hero? 

    I enjoy Spiked! and often mine it for useful ideas. It is composed of individualists, many of whom have lefty backgrounds but have overcome that spiritual handicap and usually advance interesting arguments for freedom.

    But this week’s Spiked! goes a little too far in the iconoclastic spirit.


    The Communist who made Singapore a capitalist success


  • ross1948 08:05 on December 29, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , missing plane, , , Singapore,   

    Leaving On a Jet Plane – Reflections On An Over-Cast Morning 

    Having just got home late arvo yesterday, I’ve now got to figure out how to observe the next bout of festivities.

    But first a moment of reflection on the 162 people who didn’t make it to their destination, the Air Asia passengers and crew for whom the search is about to resume this overcast morning.


    Ngurah Rai International Airport 3 Ngurah Rai Airport


    • I’d no idea whilst waiting at Ngurah Rai Airport in Bali that anything was amiss in the skies through which I was about to fly. Only once aboard did I learn from the Arab guy sitting in the adjacent seat that a plane was lost, and only last night, once settled in my familiar surroundings in Jakarta, did the horrific reality become clear.

    My heart goes out to them, and all those who saw off loved ones at Surabaya, or were waiting for them  at Singapore. After a week in Legian with the nearest and dearest, I can only imagine what they’re going through.


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    I used Lion Air, and although I was in complaining mode at the late departure (having experienced similar inconvenience when I went down there) I certainly don’t feel like complaining now! Putting problems into perspective, as they say…

    The briefly bumpy spell halfway through the flight – no great fan of air travel, me, to be frank – had me pausing in my perusal of the kindle-book I was enjoying. Little did I know what those other passengers on that other plane must have experienced when their weather turned bumpy.

    As hopes dwindle for them, my normal eagerness to face the day is subdued this morning.

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