Singapore may have come a long way since independence, but racism is still a threat to take serious:
One of my first memories from Singapore is from 1960, when Singapore was still a British colony. I was 16 years old at the time and in port with a WW Line ship.
While visiting the Norwegian Seamen’s Church (then in Prince Edward Lane, near Connell House) we were told by the Police not to go out because of fighting between Chinese, Malays and Indians on a vacant lot nearby. No fire arms were used, but parangs and cangkuls causing nasty wounds,
Singapore has a long maritime history and some of it can still be seen in daily use in Singapore waters,
Although the “Bumboats” seen on Singapore River today are replicas used for “River Cruise”.
They are now electric driven because Marina Bay and Singapore River, Kallang River and Geylang River that feeds into it are now a large fresh water reservoir, separated from the sea by Marina Barrage:
have you worked out there is not enough area in Singapore to run Singapore via solar yet?
Singaporeans being the most power hungry population on the planet by at least double the next worst, add cars and maybe it will get to 3 times greater.
I hope they put nuclear in , they have been thinking about it.
Correct, Singapore can not run on solar power from own “production”, even if every rooftop and reservoir surface is covered with solar panels and there are no plans to build conventional nuclear power plants on the island.
Maybe new and safe technology will be developed in the future that change that.(??)
Solar power may be imported from somewhere with ample space and sunshine, either in the form of electricity transmitted as HVDC by cable, or in the form “green hydrogen” by hydrogen powered ships, or ??? (Time will tell)
One thing for sure, Singapore Gov. is not going to be taken by surprise, They are already planning for the day when oil and gas will be phased out as a fuel source:
Singaporeans in California flock to the first Killiney Kopitiam branch in Palo Alto for their favourite Singaporean food:
PS> The first thing I did when arriving back in Singapore last time was to visit my favourite Ya Kun outlet for Kaya Toast, Soft-boiled Eggs and KopiO Kosong:
Ya Kun is now a chain, like Killney Kopitiam, but not yet with branches in the US or Europe AFAIK. The main difference between them is that Ya Kun use brown bread that has been toasted over charcoal:
I have been a customer since it was a small stall in a disused Godown in Telok Ayer Basin while La Pa Sat was under restauration: