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Apr 4, 2014

If there were a Rip Van Winkle to explore Singapore then and now

This "long-winded" blog title as a sequel of a previous blog "Miss to Share, Share to Miss" here .

As a blog version of the forum talk topic "Adopting Technology to Bridge the Generation Gap" at the 50plus Expo 2014,  it is hoped that the combination of multimedia format as an experiment to deliver an effective and simple message to the audience.

If there were a "Singaporean Rip Van Winkle" (fictitious character) who fell into a "supernatural sleep" on 9 August, 1965, Singapore's National Day and to wake up 50 years later on 9 August, 2015, what was happening in Singapore while he was in "slumberland"?

Please watch the short video filmed by my nostalgia friend Lina CatCat (nickname) during the forum talk and uploaded to YouTube for viewing pleasure.  With thanks to Lina CatCat for her video filming skills to share on this blog.

Assuming that we are the licensed Tour Guide of a travel agency certified by the Singapore Tourism Board, how would his "culture shock" be cushioned with the rapid changes to explore in Singapore, his own homeland? Like a first-time tourist who visited Singapore 50 years ago and now to revisit Singapore today, what would be his impressions then and now?


What a difference Singapore would make to "Rip Van Winkle",  foreign visitors and tourists who have not visited Singapore since the independence of our nation fifty years ago.  Singapore did not remain stagnant over the decades.  Singapore is forever "work in progress" to develop, in transition to make it a better place to live, work and play for everyone.



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