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Singapore is located in Southeastern Asia, islands between Malaysia and Indonesia. “There are wide income and wealth differences, but the country is more differentiated by ethnicity than by class. All the ethnic groups have experienced upward occupational mobility. There is an intense focus on education. Good marks are a sure path to good positions with good wages. In this respect, Singapore is a meritocracy” (Leone,2014). The crime rate in Singapore is very low, the reason being is because they still enforce the death penalty and they still impose caning as punishment. Singapore is a republic with a parliamentary system. The head of state is the president, who is elected for
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My Singapore with Cruise
(July – Sept’13)
5 Nights & 6 Days
Blessed with a tropical climate, Singapore is warm throughout the year and anytime is a good time to visit this vibrant place. The wettest months are November and December while the hottest are May and June. However, to capture the true essence of the city, the festival season is considered by many as a good time to explore Singapore. Whether it is culture, cuisine, arts or architecture, Singapore offers everything. Get acquainted with this cosmopolitan as you start with the city tour. Explore fascinating attractions like the Jurong Bird Park, a unique Night Safari or Singapore’s famous
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impetus SIA could stick on its promise was the subsidiaries it wholly owned and joint venture, which, in turn, provided operational support to not only SIA but also majorities of airlines operated in Singapore.
SIA was extremely open to embrace new technologies. They attempted to bring their customers conveniences and a brand new experience from the ticket booking process to destination baggage handling. It was not merely some physical actions, but embedded their emotion and truly, sincerely treated people.
SIA possessed the latest equipment. They seriously took care of the fleet, and updated the fleet frequently. Thus, SIA stocked a high quality of pool of talents. They carefully
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A Resources-Based View of Competitive Advantage at The Port of Singapore
Singapore has important natural resources include its large protected harbor, its location in major trade
routes (Singapore is located where the ship traffic between Europe and South East Asia and the US West
Coast and South East Asia must pass) , and the skills of its well-educated workforce.
As shipping became containerized, a port required massive infrastucture development like berths,
cranes, trucks, storage, and so on. In 1972 Singapore open its first container berth and in 1997 the Port
of Singapore Authority was privatized and its name was changed to PSA Corpration eventhough the
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LKY (Rong Xuan): -stares awkwardly at the headlines of a newspaper nearby that reads “Singapore is out”- Sigh...I guess this could not be prevented. Perhaps it was fate that we had to separate and fate for Singapore to be independent, a chance for us to prove ourselves to the world. Even so, it really saddens me that this merger no longer exists and that Malaya and Singapore are no longer one people, one country. I think that one of the most important factors was the racial tension between the people. I mean, how is one country to prosper if its citizens cannot get along?
GKS (Sining): Yes and I think that the racial riots in July 1964 evidently displayed the severity of the racial
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> Singapore has a excellent transport system, which is a much more cheaper service with the recent reduction of bus and train fares.
> The off peak car scheme gives Singaporeans more ability to own a car.
> There are low taxi fares in Singapore
> The private car rental scheme allows car owners to rent out their vehicles.
> Singapore is only a small country making it much more efficient to use public transport rather than renting a car to only use for short journeys.
>Petrol prices rise’s
>Owning a car in Singapore requires high maintenance costs, Certificate Of Entitlement, cars also rapidly
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Danielle See English 7 Oct 08, 2012
7-Rizal Ms. Padel
Singapore: The Ultimate Vacation Destination
“ We may be small, but we have high hopes and big dreams and so long as we are a little red dot in the middle of Southeast Asia, let people know thet we are a people who will keep on trying and never say die. And with this spririt, the future is ours to make
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GLOBAL DESTINATION COMPETITIVENESS
TOURISM POLICY REVIEW
The tourism management of Singapore has changed a lot over the period of time. The implementation of different policies and methods of promoting tourism in Singapore at domestic and international levels has brought the social and economical changes to the country. The issues of tourism development in Singapore need to be reviewed as they relate to the socio economic conditions of the country. This policy review paper will look at the different tourism policies of Singapore after the independence of the
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Singapore – Country Analysis
Vineet Khattar; Group Work
Country Background: .......................................................................................................................... 3 Cultural Aspects of Singapore: ............................................................................................................ 3 Political context................................................................................................................................... 3 Economic policies of Singapore .......................................................................................................... 4 Institutional Framework
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Singapore Airline Case Study
Grand Canyon University
Professor: Dr. Kimberly Bennett
March 25th, 2015
Singapore Airlines Case Study
Singapore Airlines (SIA) is the national airline of Singapore which has achieved growth and success over the years due to the strength of the brand name and industry leading innovations and excellent customer service. Airline operation and quality of service (QOS) is the main contribution of SIA dominance in airline industry. Challenging economy forced SIA to change business or operational strategy in order to be survival and competitive. To combat the threat of competitor’s and surviving in a challenging environment, SIA is taking
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1. How do audience and purpose affect the structure and content of "Singapore at 50: Learning How to Speak Singlish"?
The audiences of this video are mainly Foreigners and Singaporeans. The purpose of it is to introduce Singlish and to emphasize the importance of Singlish to Singaporeans for celebrating Singapore at 50. Due to the audience and purpose, the content of this video is basically to show the wise use of Singlish in Singapore and to prove the presence of Singlish is significant which allows the audience to get to know Singlish and to understand the importance of Singlish to the Singaporeans. The structure of the video is simple. First, it was presented with a girl buying coffee
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This report focuses on the use effective pricing strategies to maximize profits from F1 ticket sales. We believe this to be an important objective for the F1 management given high costs of hosting the F1 race each year. Effective pricing strategies can help to recoup the cost of the race and possibly even generate revenue for the organizers. The first part of this report focuses on the effectiveness of existing price strategies such as perception based pricing, price discrimination, bundling and discount management. Our analysis suggests that the F1 tickets in Singapore are wrongly priced as it fails to capture perceived benefits such as having a city track and being
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The World Health Organisation (WHO) reported (WHO, 2007b) that an amount RM13.53 trillion (US$4.1 trillion x 3.3) spent worldwide on healthcare industry. This massive amount of spending is due to the number of disease and sickness arises daily with the rise of health cost globally. Country like Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Thailand and other various South-East Asia countries has their own healthcare system for the people living in their country.
As for Singapore, a country that was formed after the separation from Malaysia in 1965 the healthcare is mainly under their Ministry of Health and was ranked six the best by the World Health Organisation in 2006.
For a newly
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Unit 5 Individual Project
Prof. Hector Morales
Feb. 6, 2015
NICâ€™S Hong Kong and Singapore
Hong Kong and Singapore economies went through rapid growth during the latter half of the 20th century, expressly in the industrial sector.
Hong Kong has very little if any mineral resources and cannot be competitive and this area. Timber for commercial production is not probable and hydroelectric potential is practically nil. Water is in short supply; however Hong Kong has become a giant in the world of trade and tourism.
Their leading export items are textiles and clothing. Manufacturing items
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Despite brutal competition, Singapore’s fashion industry experiences a rebirth
April 20, 2012 by Terence LEE
It's a packed house at the retail launch of PARCO next NEXT's new labels on 14th April.
Globalization has dealt local fashion labels a bad hand.
It used to be that fashion designers in Singapore could fill a niche between mass market apparel from the department stores and expensive luxury brands.
David Wang, vice president of the Textile & Fashion Federation (TaFf), lived in that era. As a local fashion pioneer in the 80′s, the runway for him to maneuver was much wider. Global brands like Topshop, Uniqlo, and H&M were not around to compete for the Singaporean’s
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Good management of waste has been crucial to Singapore, given its small land area and high density of built up living quarters. It is important that Singapore remains on the forefront of this industry to ensure that it can efficiently handle the increasing amount of solid waste, a staggering 30% rise in the last five years.
The article mentions that Singapore is lagging behind in productivity. The high rise, high desnity house maybe a reason for this inefficiency. Take one key initiative of the National Recycling Program where there a door to door collection of recyclables once every fortnight. Given that Singapore’s dense housing system, this is labour intensive operations, which may
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culture. Having to adapt to a new language, new way of dressing, speaking, learning a new language, has to be hard, especially on the girls that were so young. You also have to be willing to move. In her shoes, that decision would have been hard because you have to adjust to a whole new lifestyle. You also have to be willing to uproot your entire family and start fresh.
From the article, Emily was born in Singapore. Lisa had also secured an employment in Singapore. The family also had permanent residencies in Singapore. Moving to China was a big change considering majority of their roots were in Singapore. The problems seen for Amelia and Emily are that they are older now. They see more changes in their lifestyle because now they are attending school. Growing up in a different environment then what you are used to, does have psychological effects. You are going to attend a new school, make new friend, and learn a new language.
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The National Teachers College
Secondary education in Singapore
Most secondary schools in Singapore offer 4-year or 5-year courses leading up to the GCE O-level examination. A notable exception are the Integrated Programme (IP) schools, which offer a 6-year course leading up to the GCE A-level examination or the International Baccalaureate examination. Autonomous schools have more autonomy as compared to other government-run secondary schools to plan their own curriculum and activities. However, such schools may charge a SGD$3 to SGD$18 miscellaneous fee on top of the regular school fees
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was no cure for dyslexia. However all of us can make a difference in helping people like Nicole with diverse needs overcome the effects of their special conditions.
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1) Quek, C. L., Wong, Angela F. L., & Tay, M. Y. (Eds.) (2007). Engaging and managing learners: Practitioners’ perspectives. Singapore: Pearson Education.
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High end, high rises, high expectations. Everything soars on this low-lying island called Singapore (Garden City). Is it wise to set aside some areas as nature reserves when Singapore has limited land? I refer nature reserves to places where people are able to enjoy the nature and take photographs to remember Singapore as a Garden City.Being a Garden City, Singapore should maintain its reputation by preserving nature reserves. Nature reserves bring benefits to the environment and Singaporeans lives. Nature reserves include trees that circulate the air around us. Also, it allows families to gather together for an outing. Nature reserves have become a very popular spot for Singaporeans to get
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Question 1: The performance of the Singapore Tourism industry in the last 5 years:
Singapore is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia-Pacific region. Tourism industry in Singapore is growing very rapidly for the past several years. Tourism industry is strengthening by the infrastructure developments, various events and the countries strategic location in the heart of region.
Tourism in Singapore is a major industry and contributor to the Singaporean economy, attracting 13,171,303 tourists in 2011, over twice Singapore's total population. Singapore attracted a record 11,638,663 visitors according to the Singapore
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GEK2003 Politics and Governance in Singapore
Name: Toh Zhi Qi
Matrix no: A0111368 L
Tutorial Group: E2
Q2: Of the many issues facing Singapore’s politics, which, in your view, is the most fatal for the PAP and if unresolved, could severely affect the PAP in the coming general elections?
During the 2011 General elections, the PAP lost a GRC for the first time and the election was described as a watershed election by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. In the past 7 years, Singaporeans are getting increasingly unhappy with the ruling party despite enjoying relative peace and prosperity amid the gloomy global economic conditions. These issues ranges from foreigners
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Singapore Airlines (SIA) flew its first flight way back in the year 1947. It was then
known as Malaysian Airlines, which became two separate entities – SIA and
Malaysian Airline System (MAS) in 1972. In between that period from 1947 till 1972,
the airline was named MAS when the Federation of Malaysia was born after gaining
independence from the British government in 16 September 1963 and later renamed
as Malaysia-Singapore Airlines in May 1966.
The airline’s key advertising strategy was the “Singapore Girl”, a personification of
charm and friendliness where stewardesses dressed in a designed “sarong kebaya”
uniform by Pierre Balmain, a French couturier
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). This pairing has encouraged and therefore increased the consumption of wine when going out for dinner and in turn helps to establish a norm within the society.
Wine in Singapore, as well as most other countries, is a beverage that is commonly associated with social and celebratory occasions and therefore is embedded in the minds of the consumer. Charters & Pettigrew (2008) support this statement by claiming that situational factors such as social contexts are the second most important reason for wine consumption.
It is evident that wine consumption in Singapore is largely hedonic and therefore Seabrook should aim to capitalise on these findings by further establishing the
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Physical resources and capabilities
1. Changi Airport
Government and SIA had invested in the Changi Airport together. It includes facilities such as hangar, maintenance center, and catering center, those facilities can be used by SIA, but also the customers of other airline company. So those services in Changi airport are not unique for SIA. Airport service is valuable and important for SIA or other airlines company. Low unique and high valuable, then it is not SCAs.
2. Planes: SIA have 22% 747-400 aircrafts of total production in the world. These planes are greater flying range, better fuel efficiency and quieter cabin than other airline. High unique and valuable that SIA has strong
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often plays an important role in determining the effectiveness of a negotiation .
Therefore, there are some differences between Australian and Asian (Singapore) people regarding to their behavior in a negotiation. Those differences are based on the relationship focused versus deal focused, formal versus informal business culture and attitude towards time .
Relationship focused versus deal focused
In relationship focused, people tend to negotiate with other people that they know, such as friends and families. They always want to know their business partners very well before taking business with others (Gestleland, 1996) . This style is usually appropriate with Asian cultures
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business. Businesses that missed the boat to expand and get in a position to compete on the global level were left static or experienced decrease in market share. In the article published in BusinessWeek by Aaron Tan, “Motorola makes big Supply Chain Investment in Singapore,” we are able to see the perfect example of a successful multinational, global technology company. There is almost no country around the world that doesn’t have Motorola products in its market. For Motorola to achieve that the must have a great supply chain in order to be able to deliver the latest products to all the locations that operations take place, in the right quantity at the right time. In the article is mentioned
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MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
AN ACCOUNT OF THE PURCHASE OF
A TELEVISION SET IN SINGAPORE
1. What are the different stages in the buying process for a television set? What critical stimuli or events drive each stage?
Buying process is the process by which individuals search for, select, purchase, use, and dispose of goods and services, in satisfaction of their needs and wants. Generally, consumer passes through five stages of buying process: problem recognition, information search, evaluation of alternatives, purchase decision, and postpurchase behavior as illustrate in Figure 1. But
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International Business Marketing
Internationalisation is the process of planning and implementing products and services so that they can easily be adapted to specific local languages and cultures. The internationalisation process, which is when firms decide to engage in export and Foreign direct investment was carried out by Portugal. Since firms face uncertainty because they are normally unaware of local regulations and legal requirements and also be unaware about the size of foreign demand and the adequacy of their products to local taste. Portugal tried to test their internationalisation by moving into the closest countries first. They followed
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The following are external events that affected Singapore-The Great Depression and WW1. Which in your opinion had a greater impact on Singapore? Explain your answer. (8)
Both the Great Depression and WW1 affected Singapore greatly, however the Great Depression had a greater impact on Singapore.
WW1 was a war between two opposing powers, the Central Powers and the Allies in Europe. Although it was originally in Europe, it involved over thirty countries and affected many others, including countries not in Europe. There was a higher demand for food and thus prices soared. People in Singapore were afraid that the impact might hit them as Singapore was a colony under the British, therefore
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Singapore was officially renamed as the Republic of Singapore in August 1965 after the separation of the short-lived merger with Federation of Malaya. Between 1960s and early 1970s, high unemployment rate occurs which leads into big economic crisis arise soon after British Government withdrawn their military bases from Singapore (Peebles & Wilson, 2002). The implementation of the industrialisation programme to attract foreign investors’ with incentives to boost foreign investment, revision of the Industrial Relations Act and introduction of the Employment Act had gradually rebuilt the confidence level of the investors.
Hence, by 1980s the unemployment issue was resolved
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SUBJECT: Issues and effectiveness of measures to curb anti-foreign sentiments in
One of the diverse issues which have caused lots of unhappiness among many Singaporeans in the recent years is the influx of foreigners and immigrants into Singapore (Kwang, 2012). This issue dates back to as early as in the 1970’s where Singapore opened its doors to foreigners particularly to Malaysia, being Singapore’s neighbouring country. This Malaysians who came to Singapore were low skilled foreign labourers. But since early 2000, Singapore’s floodgates were opened too wide to welcome a surge of foreigners and immigrants to curb the problem of dwindling population and
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/ underpaid Chinese workers, created a imminent hotbed of tension, mistrust & anger, ready to explode at any time – it was just missing a triggering factor. Well, that factor was the communists. The fact that they instigated the hock lee bus riots and the fact that they were able to mobilize hundreds of Chinese students to support the hock lee bus workers when they went on strike is testament enough to their ability to appeal to the masses. Even Lee Kwan Yew described Lim Chin Siong’s oratorical skills as “hypnotic” and acknowledged that he was a force to be reckoned with in Singapore Politics. Thus, I agree to a small extent that the strong presence of communist leaders was the main reason
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Overview of Airline Industry Depreciation Policies, 12/22/99 CFRA believes that certain airline companies have recently obtained an earnings boost by extending the depreciable lives and increasing the residual values relating to operating aircraft. In addition, some airlines have recently recorded one-time write-downs and losses on the sale of aircraft, leading to questions about the proper depreciable life of aircraft. Typically, an airline’s aircraft depreciation expense is derived by initially estimating both the useful life and the residual value -- or the perceived fair market value of the aircraft at the end of its estimated useful life. To determine the periodic depreciation expense
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Chinatown in Singapore was once a bustling region when large population came from China to seek fortunes. It tells the story of how people lived, traded and worshipped in the past. It becomes a fount of history where people now can reach back to and learn how and who made this country developed. Chinatown becomes Singapore’s national heritage as a living presence of the past. However, at a later time, Chinatown is not as bustling as before. There is a declining in commercial activities. It needs to be redeveloped to keep its unique and irreplaceable ability as national heritage. Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and Singapore Heritage Society (SHS) both show great concerns about how to bring
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This analysis of the LBO of Amtek Engineering Limited (“Amtek”) in 2007 is noteworthy, primarily because it is one of the more recent example in Singapore of a leverage buyout of a public company involving private equity players , and it showcases a example of how private equity firms typically restructure and streamline the acquired company, subsequently executing their exit strategy via an initial public offering. In this paper, I will first provide a background on the leverage buyout and privatization of Amtek in 2007. This will be followed by an elaboration on the strategic, operational and organizational restructuring measures implemented by the new owners. Lastly, we
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United States fell to -3.8% during the fourth quarter of 2008 from 2.8% in the second quarter. The decline was due to a number of factors such as there were a reduction in consumer spending and also a decline in federal government spending (Swann, 2009). Not only the United States, the GDP in Singapore was also affected. Singapore had a sharp decline of 10.1% year-on-year in first quarter of 2009, after a fall of 4.2% in the fourth quarter of 2008.The decline is in the midst of the deterioration as of the trade-related industries like manufacturing, wholesale and transport trade (Monetary Authority of Singapore, 2009, pp.13-14).
The labor market in Singapore was affected by the crisis
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LEADERSHIP MR. LEE KUAN YEW is the leader that I admire. Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, also known as the Father of Singapore was Singapore Prime Minister from 1959 to 1990 and it was under his leadership that Singapore became the most prosperous country in Southeast Asia. I admired him for his wisdom and conviction, that he was able to transform Singapore from an undeveloped British colony to a First World country. Heroic Ambitions When Mr. Lee Kuan Yew became the Prime Minister of Singapore in 1959, he envisioned Singapore to be a self-governing nation. Mr. Lee saw a great future for Singapore and he knew that it would be a difficult task to achieve this vision. He rallied his people, introduced long
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Question) â€œSingaporeâ€™s separation from the federation was
inevitable.â€ How far do you agree with this statement? Discuss.
I agree with this statement to a large extent as during the two years
when Singapore was part of Malaysia as there was an irreconcilable
political difference between PAP and UMNO. Malaysia also thought of
Singapore as an economical rival. The only thing that kept the two
parties together for that very 2 years was because Singapore thought
that by uniting with Malaya, communism problems would be
automatically resolved, Malaya thought so too. Therefore I agree to a
large extent that Singaporeâ€™s separation from
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World Bank Report on Economic Growth
In the last forty to fifty years Hong Kong and Singapore have gone from developing nations to industrialized nations with high standards of living. Hong Kong and Singapore have gone from an average gross domestic product per capita of $5,000 forty years ago to $50,000 per capita today. Several fiscal and monetary policies have contributed to the economic prosperity of these two countries. Strategies that have been used to encourage economic growth in Hong Kong and Singapore include economic policies that foster investment, entrepreneurship, risk taking, and innovation. These fiscal and monetary policies have allowed Singapore and Hong Kong to
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Eslite Profile: One of the best bookstores in Asia
Eslite was selected as one of the best bookstore in Asia by Times Magazine in 2004, and it was awarded "the most influential design award" by the Hong Kong Design Center. The founder was Mr. Wu Qing-You. He establishes this bookstore in 1989. His purpose of founding this organization is to see cultures and arts cultivated as the economy grows. As a result, this bookstore is operated based on arts and culture, hoping to enhance the diminishing humanities in Taiwan. Eslite now owns 48 branches, and is highly experienced in establishing them. The number of employees is about 1,200, and annual
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PEST Analysis – Singapore
1. Political Factors
Singapore is well known for its political stability in the region and the country applies a modified model of the Westminster Parliamentary system. Each parliament can sit up to five years maximum. High degree of freedom is enhanced due to political type of right-wing authoritarianism however there are some restricts on political aspect. It is essential to understand the politics to assess the penetration on the Singapore market. According to KPMG Corporate tax rates table 2014, Singapore corporate tax has been stable at 17% since 2008. It stands out as the lowest figure compared to the rest of ASEAN countries which can be seen as an
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ECONOMIC FORCES – SINGAPORE
According to US Department of State in 1990, Singapore, otherwise known as the Lion State, has an annual growth rate (1998 in real terms) of 11 percent. The country’s per capita income is $8782, which is the third highest in Asia after Japan and Brunei. However, Singapore relies heavily on industry with the industrial sector (including food and beverages) making up above 17 percent of Singapore’s real GDP. It imports about $44 billion in crude oil, machinery, manufactured goods, and food stuff from the United States, European Community, Malaysia and Japan. In addition, Singapore is constantly looking for new products and new markets to drive its export
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The Singapore History Gallery, presented by the National Museum of Singapore is a 2 800 square metre gallery which uses a story telling approach, to reveal different viewpoints through tales from the 14th century to the present. The Singapore History Gallery is divided into eight sections highlighting the changes from the past to the modern times while offering its visitors the chance to relieve in the times when the ancestors and elders residing in Singapore once lived in.
Out of the many artefacts which I have seen in the gallery, the portrait of an Amah interested me the most. Amahs were indentured domestic female servants generally arriving from Pearl River Delta, China; These Amahs