The port developments in Malacca, Klang and Kuantan, and the building of railway links between the ports on the east and west coasts of Peninsular Malaysia could completely distroyor disturb Singapore's competitive geographic location as a port.
It is clear that Singapore has no other way except refocusing on its strategic relations and face up to the new economic challenges of the present arena.
Even with the competition heating up, new opportunities for investing in Malaysia will arise, which Singapore can participate in and get the adequate benefits of this as well.
In last years, Singapore has built up sufficient strengths and flexibility as a nation, with an internationally acclaimed education system, good healthcare and a strong reputation as a financial and transportation hub in the world.
We should strive to be on friendly and trading terms with all, with a broad thought to diversify and move away from traditional livelihoods, and shift our focus to education and training to establish a unique brand and identity of Singapore workers.
Our workforce should be entrepreneurial, innovative and must have a good attitude. They should be honest, disciplined, diligent, efficient and productive as well as prompt too.
Our racial and religious harmony, helping nature and brotherly love can also be a model for others that may secure peace, stability and economic prosperity in a true sense.