[About this blog] Inspired by local soccer player Mike Lim during my rookie reporter days at Singapore Polytechnic, I set up this blog in August 2002. I feel that blogging is a novel platform to document interesting facets of my life and my thoughts on certain issues. [Email blogger] ephraim@singnet.com.sg

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

[Happy New Year]
1. Here's wishing everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous new year! Singapore is on the right track and should continue to do well. The US sub-prime market crisis bears watching as it might pull the US economy into recession. We'll be affected for sure if that happens. But the longer term trends in Asia are positive and good for us. With China, India, Vietnam and the Gulf states growing rapidly, we are riding a wave.

2. At the lighting up ceremony at Hougang Central on December 30th, there was a huge crowd. The mood was good and everyone responded to the performances by our media stars. Liu Ling Ling and Yeo Yann Yann's hokkien song from 881 (jit lan, jit pua) was a hit, reminding us to give and take. Whatever happens, let's keep an eye out for each other.

Photo credit: Lianhe Zaobao, Singapore Press Holdings

3. We had a modest fireworks display which turned out to be more spectacular than expected. I could never imagine such an event in our neighbourhood. See the clip below.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, Mr Minister!!!

Tuesday, January 01, 2008 5:37:00 pm

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, January 01, 2008 10:22:00 pm


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