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Day 5: 2016 Singapore Study Tour

The daily chronicle of the 2016 POLIS Study Tour to Singapore, “Inside Singapore: History, Politics, Identity”. Day 5 – AUSTRALIA – SINGAPORE RELATIONS The majority of our classroom discussion today revolved around the relationship between Australia and Singapore. The two countries enjoy what we would describe as a long-standing friendship, where mutual respect is evident and […]

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Day 4: 2016 Singapore Study Tour

The daily chronicle of the 2016 POLIS Study Tour to Singapore, “Inside Singapore: History, Politics, Identity”. Day 3 – GOVERNING THE ECONOMY Our first visit for the day was to the National Gallery which opened 12 months ago, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Singapore’s independence (in 1965). It’s housed in two colonial buildings, the old […]

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Day 3: 2016 Singapore Study Tour

The daily chronicle of the 2016 POLIS Study Tour to Singapore, “Inside Singapore: History, Politics, Identity”. Day 3 – NATIONAL BRANDING Building on the daily themes explored so far, of Singapore’s history and its foreign policy, we turned our attention to the so called ‘soft power’ used to attract others on an international stage, namely public […]

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