Trading mentality, changing places
We have this great tradition as a trading port. I think this has been in our blood for too long that it is becoming a part of us, our culture and mentality. We will trade everything, anything, for money. We sold our power stations probably seeing their yields or future not going to be too bright. Now we are going to India to buy power stations because the growth potential for power is very promising. We have developed ourselves into an education hub to earn more foreign currency. Education as a business can generate a lot of revenue if the fees are high enough. And we are very successful in getting foreigners to come here for their education. In the meantime, our children will not have enough places here and have to go elsewhere for their education. We have limited places for medical education. And many of our bright students have to go overseas to be trained as doctors. But we also have a shortage of doctors here. So we import cheap doctors from other countries to fill the gap. Isn't it funny? We tell our not so talented to go overseas to work. In their place we import foreign talents to replace them. Singaporeans sell their properties here just to be able to buy properties elsewhere. All these are very good and healthy for the economy. Just keep trading and exchanging goods and services. One day we may even trade our not so marketable parents for new and more efficient parents.