Singapore Insights from the Inside

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The Singapore International Foundation invited members of the international community to share their unique insights and personal experiences of Singapore so that more might know about Singapore and its people.

In this inaugural edition of Singapore Insights from the Inside, 31 members of the international community, ranging from students, volunteers, short term visitors, to professionals in both the non-profit and the corporate worlds, present a rich tapestry of perspectives on Singapore the cosmopolitan city-state.

These are stories about Singapore by the international community, for the international community – a smorgasbord of anecdotes on people, places and Singaporean idiosyncrasies too! The local community will also gain insights into what Singapore is to the international community.

Written from the heart, the uninitiated will benefit from the authenticity of these narratives.

This new biennial publication is one of several initiatives by which the Singapore International Foundation promotes understanding to bridge and nurture enduring relationships between Singaporeans and world communities, harnessing friendships for a better world.

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Foreword by Tommy Koh
Preface by Jean Tan
Introduction by David Fedo

Singapore: Heart and Soul
- Clifford Wong | Rhoda Myra Garces-Bacsal | Richard Hartung | Dave Chua | Ronald Stride | Gregory Bracken

Onward Singapore!
- Christine Edwards | Ron Kaufman | Shirley Ngo | Kay Vasey | Jason Pomeroy | Fredrik Härén

Celebrating Diversity
Chris Davies | Sunanda K Datta-Ray | Alvin Amadeo Witirto | Moch N Kurniawan |Le Huu Huy | Christopher Brenton | Zhou Ji

Business in the Lion City
Joergen Oerstroem Moeller | Ori Sasson | Hiroshi Sogo | Henning Focks

From Desert to Oasis
Judith Kamm | Marie Le Sourd | Janek Schergen | Vichaya Mukdamanee

Amongst the Singaporeans
Grace Lee | Paul Rae | Ben Slater | Edsel Tolentino

Singapore Insights from the Inside

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