Rami Khouri on Singapore

Shopping in Singapore
Agence Global
February 6, 2012
Commentary by: Rami Khouri, Middle East Initiative senior fellow and director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut
Topic: Singapore

“SINGAPORE — In the delightful world of newspaper columnists, the rule of thumb is that a successful column should include some news, some analysis and some opinion, all rolled into one. Today I want to offer only some impressions and personal reflections after a three-day stay in Singapore that included two university seminars, some travels around the city, and discussions with colleagues, professors, students, journalists and a particularly endearing Indian silk merchant on Arab Street who sold me all sorts of things that I really did not need, but that I bought nevertheless because the encounter with him was such a pleasure.”

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