Talk about efficiency. Talk about creativity. Talk about quality. Talk about pizzazz.
For a country of only 5.47 million inhabitants, Singapore is showing, not just its neighbors in Southeast Asia, but the whole wide world, what Singaporean standards of excellence are all about.
And it’s not just about the efficiency in the programmes and the goodwill generated from the friendly demeanor and the hospitality that the staff exude in the ongoing 28th Southeast Asian Games. Considering that the work force here is made up mainly of volunteers who simply want to show support and pride in hosting the Games, there’s really nothing that one can complain about. The venues are very accessible, transportation is readily available, the spectator viewing areas are very comfortable, internet access is first-rate, billeting for athletes and guests is great.
A big congratulations to the organizers and sports officials who made this big event a smashing success. A big salute as well to the country’s leadership led by PM Lee Hsien Loong who was hands-on in looking into the conditions of the athletes. Truly, you have come prepared to ‘Celebrate the Extraordinary’!!!
For those who cannot see for themselves the drama of the competition live, the 28th SEA Games webpage provides results, schedules, stories and statistics – and games with valuable prizes as well! You can get up to speed on the race for medal harvests, which-country-performed-well-in-which-sport-and-how, as well as individual crowd-drawing performances. You can also find behind-the-scenes narratives that could provide the inspiration and guidance for the athletes of tomorrow.
And with the Games closing on June 16, Singapore has outdone itself by taking more than 200 medals and counting. They are leading the field in number of medals won, and are neck-to-neck with Thailand in the race for golds. For a country with limited human resource, this is an amazing feat indeed. Truly extraordinary, truly Singapore.
Here’s to our friends in Singapore, for a job well done. Way to go, guys.
Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You). You can view the pictures below while listening to the music. Simply put the music on, and click on the pics.
(Pictures all courtesy of SINGSOC)