The desire of the overwhelming majority of Singapore’s people was the reunification of both parts of Malaya, known as “merger”. Why was merger so important to Singapore’s people? Why did they identify as Malayan? Why was it so intimately bound up with the hopes and aspirations of Singaporeans? In this episode, PJ Thum discusses the reasons driving (and complicating) the merger, and describes how a desperate Lee Kuan Yew convinced the leadership of UMNO to agree to merger. Please send questions, comments, and feedback to email@example.com or visit thehistoryofsingapore.com. Support the show at patreon.com/pjthum. For all the previous episodes in this series, search for "History of Singapore" on bfm.my.
Made famous after hosting the Winter Olympic Games in 1998, the prefecture of Nagano and its pristine hot springs have made up to be the perfect winter holiday in Japan. Photography-enthusiast Gerald takes us through his journey of trekking through the icy paths of the Japanese Alps, and his time with snow monkeys in the warm waters of the onsen.
Born from a lineage of magicians, Mahdi Moudini is now carrying on the legacy of his bloodline away from the land of Iran and is now bewildering the citizens of Malaysia. With a doctorate in magic, he can be found doing stage illusions to the masses and sometimes floating along the KL Tower during his free time. Enjoyed what you have heard? Then check out our website! That Time Of Night
In this special year, the fourth production of a Shakespeare play but in our vernacular, and so it become ‘Tragedi Hamlet’. This staging is Faridah Merican’s fourth outing because she’s interested in the mother-and-son relationship. Find out what she thinks of this relationship which in Olivier’s version has the son kissing the mother Oedipus-like.
Startups and entrepreneurship in general has been on a boom over the last decade, but for every few startups that make it big, others just fizzle out and fade into obscurity. This week on Five For Fortune, we dive into the biggest mistakes made by startups and their founders, and why avoiding these pitfalls is crucial to the survival of a brand or company.
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