Myanmar Has a Key Role to Play in ‘Club Asia’ as Tourism in the Region Booms

​​ Many moons ago Singapore’s then prime minister tried to encourage the government to develop Myanmar’s tourism sector, writes Lars Henriksson. He’s finally getting his wish. In the book General Ne Win: A Political Biog­raphy academic Robert H. Taylor writes that “on 16 January 1986, Singa­pore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew visited Ne Win at his home […]

Tribute to Lee Kuan Yew, Founder & Architect of Modern Singapore (1923 -2015)

“He walks tall among giants. Never run from a fight and never cowed even when we were expelled from Malaya. A leader of men. A change agent who found the fulcrum to lift an entire country out of poverty. A bringer of hope. A man of his time. Always in our heart.”  Andrew Tan – […]

Can Singapore capitalise on Myanmar’s opening?

Myanmar’s political opening has caught the world’s attention, and many countries are rushing to what has been called Asia’s last frontier market. Punishing sanctions by the European Union have been lifted, while Washington DC has suspended its measures. Seized by the economic potential of the country’s large market and rich resources, Western companies have responded […]