Outsiders sometimes diminish Singapore by suggesting it is no more than a nation-as-corporation and dubbing it 'Singapore Inc'.
What a misreading!
No corporation in the history of the world was ever as interesting and complex as this place.
Unsurprisingly, Singaporeans tend to get riled by the Inc. moniker. I get irked by it, too, and I don't even live here.
Image: Singapore ushers in 2010 with a bang.
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Also see: Jamsetji Tata - The man who saw tomorrow