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It ain't over till it's over

Chew Sutat
Chew Sutat2/24/2022 11:04 AM GMT+08  • 9 min read
It ain't over till it's over
Constructive tension among markets will not be going away anytime soon.
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Caught between East and West, Singapore’s inexplicable economic miracle is often fodder for the Western media. From the lens of Bloomberg to the New York Times, it is often hard to reconcile that a pragmatic rational city state which neither exhibits the unbridled capitalism of the Wild West, nor certainly its politics and value systems, can be a model of middle-ground success.

This includes the contrast in navigating the pandemic, a steady balanced middle ground — hereto open for business, emerging safe and strong after two years without the unfortunate contrast seen recently of a health system overwhelmed, where in Hong Kong, some of the elderly with no beds wait in tents.

No, this is not somewhere in the Third World, but sadly a reflection of lack of contingency planning of “what if”, when zero-Covid is penetrated.

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