Latest weekly Insing column is "mrbrown and the APEC"
With so many heads of state and power people coming to Singapore for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings, the critical question I am sure many Singaporeans are asking is, "Oi! When is the Nicoll Highway jam going to stop ah?"
The Nicoll Highway runs in front of Suntec City, where major APEC meetings are taking place and so it has become a bit of a traffic bottleneck when some lanes are closed at certain times of the day.
To their credit, the government has not closed off roads extensively and unlike the IMF/World Bank meetings the last time, Singaporeans don't feel like we are living in a caged prison trying to produce the required four million smiles.
Chinese President Hu Jintao, who is also attending these APEC meetings, announced that a pair of pandas will be coming to Singapore in 2011, as a symbol of strong ties between Singapore and China.
I wonder what animals China sends as symbols of average ties. A pair of random Chinese cows? (cont'd)