Brain Food: Us and Them - Singapore

This year, Singapore celebrates its 40th year of independence from the Malaysian Federation. Founded as a British trading colony in 1819, it has the world's busiest port (in tonnage handled) and export remains the country's lifeblood, especially electronic goods. Singapore is one of the most prosperous countries in the world, despite its vulnerability to the fortunes of the tech market.

by
Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

COST OF LIVING

Manufacturing is the country's most important sector, followed by business and financial services, and the wholesale and retail trade, though oil refining, chemicals and pharmaceuticals are becoming increasingly significant. Singapore has a highly industrialised, free-market economy and a per capita GDP comparable to that of west European countries. Its much-envied public transport system, the hub of which is the Mass Rapid Transport overground and underground train network, puts London's creaky Tube to shame.

Find this article useful?

Get more great articles like this in your inbox every lunchtime

A top-level guide to scenario planning

COVID creates unprecedented uncertainty, but there are tried and tested ways of preparing for an...

Is it favouritism to protect an employee no one likes?

The Dominic Cummings affair shows the dangers of double standards, but it’s also true that...

Masterclass: Communicating in a crisis

In this video, Moneypenny CEO Joanna Swash and Hill+Knowlton Strategies UK CEO Simon Whitehead discuss...

Remote working forever? No thanks

EKM's CEO Antony Chesworth has had no problems working from home, but he has no...

5 rules for work-at-home productivity

And how to focus when focusing feels impossible.

Scandal management lessons from Dominic Cummings

The PR industry offers its take on the PM’s svengali.