Whatever one's political views, uncertainty and the return to a much more nationalist politics in many countries have displaced the assumption of steady global integration. Many commentators have declared that globalisation has already peaked, despite its role in the past year run of unprecedented successes worldwide in health, wealth, education and life expectancy. Certainly the contradictions of that success caught up with us in In the West, stagnant incomes among broad groups made them angry at elites who were bailed out after the global financial crisis.
Vijay Verghese SINGAPORE has been described by some as one big shopping mall — wall-to-wall glitz and mammoth venues with window displays to lure those with spare change, and others in need of some air-conditioned respite from the sweltering heat.
Best of all, many Singapore shopping malls are quite child-friendly and some lay claim to excellent nibbles and eats for that mid-afternoon pit stop. MRT, of course, stands for the Mass Rapid Transit trains that run both underground and above ground throughout most of Singapore.
But walking is probably the best method to explore Orchard Road. If you can stand the heat and afternoon downpours just to bag that bargain, consider yourself a true shopping loon. Visitors can download any of the four bike-sharing apps for easy access to any available bike they spot in the streets - with rates as low as 30 cents per half hour.
Check out anywheel or SGBike among others. Find the best digs for your trip in our Singapore business hotels review and family hotels roundup. Vijay Verghese And now on we head into the thrum of glitzy Orchard Road - where lee kuan yew business plan competition 2014 brands trumpet their wares from every billboard and neon-lit mall - and on to scout back street bargains and local designers with some truly unique offerings.
Whatever you're in the mood for, Singapore has it in spades. And yes, the people smile and taxi drivers love to have a yak, often about politics and, no, they're not government agents, just dads and moonlighters who enliven their shifts with passenger exchanges.
The bustling shopping belt starts off from the busy junction where Wheelock Place Orchard Road, www. It lights up like a giant Christmas Tree during the festive season. Grab one of their decadent chocolate muffins while you are it.
These are some of the most consistent and sinfully delicious pick-me-ups around town, worth every calorie. Vijay Verghese For snappy, chic and affordable menswear, look no further than Benjamin Barkertel: With fashionable and trendy sales personnel helming the store, you might just emerge looking like you were born fashion forward- albeit with a lighter wallet.
These perks also extend to their range of dining establishments, beauty, wellness and lifestyle shops. You can also find the well-loved Helena Rubenstein, unavailable elsewhere in Singapore, here. Be prepared to embrace an assortment of fashion, cosmetics and liquors, as well as a selection of local specialties, like Tiger Balm medicated ointment, Chinese tea and Singapore Sling in takeaway bottles.
All of the bags are hand-crafted, and have been snagged by the likes of Kate Winslet and Gisele Bundchen. If roasts are not your thing, right next door is another Michelin-starred hold out, Tsutatel: Step into TYANtel: The overall selection of shops may not be huge but you'll spot some big and interesting fashion brands here.
Vijay Verghese The department building is undergoing a facelift to convert 29,sq ft of space into boutique beauty real estate and the entire Level 4 — dedicated to beauty services — opened in mid-June with brand names like Cle de Peau Beaute, Espace Beaute Chanel, La Mer Facial Studio, and Dior Institut.
Overall, expect international fashion brands, shoes, accessories, beauty products, electronics and homeware, as well as exclusive merchandise in this home-grown retailer.
Right opposite the basement tenants is the spanking new Mango B, tel: For a thematic food experience, head to the upper levels where Picnic tel: Alternatively grab a minute breather in Qoosh Nail Spatel: The full-service comes with a pre-pedicure Jacuzzi foot spa on a reclining massage chair while the nail technicians clad in yukatas summer kimonos serve up hot tea, chocolate and impeccable Japanese service as they scrub, massage and pamper tired feet back into life- before ending the course with a slick of pretty polish for the shopping ahead.
Verghese Lucky Plaza Orchard Road, tel: Stop off here for shopping bargains, especially for electronic goods such as cameras, DVD players and handsets.The "Better Business, Better World" report shows how pursuing the Global Goals could raise trillions in new market opportunities in ways that extend prosperity to all.
A potential superpower is a state or a political and economic entity that is speculated to be – or to have the potential to soon become – a superpower.. Currently, only the United States fulfills the criteria to be considered a superpower..
The European Union and the emerging BRIC economies comprising Brazil, Russia, India and China are most commonly described as being potential superpowers. Held in Singapore, the 8th Biennial Lee Kuan Yew Global Business Plan Competition is the perfect platform for budding entrepreneurs to showcase their ideas to the world.
Finalists stand a chance to win up to US$60, in cash prizes. Lee kuan yew global business plan competition (lkygbpc) is a competition platform that engages the Global innovation & entrepreneurship community, challenging them to create innovative technology or data centric products and services to address the opportunities and challenges a smart city face in the 21st century.
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