Today's Straits Times is more uplifting. MM Lee tells us we are in a Golden Period. From my apartment I can see the numerous construction cranes building new condos that will take us to this Golden Period. Indeed the Golden Age is upon us. In 1984, Singapore aimed to have a Swiss standard of living. We must have leapfrogged the Swiss to enter this Golden Period, because I still haven't had a chance to use my fondue pot.
What does it take to get to this Golden Period? Among the many important things,.... night life, F1 racing and casinos.... these are the things our esteemed MM Lee says that will transform us. Wow so visionary. You might think that cities like Macau & KL has already been there and done that, but it will be different when it is done by an extraordinary government.
I truly believe Singapore is entering a Golden Period. All the signs are there, just look around. I'm not talking about the numerous Singaporeans who have dyed their hair gold in anticipation of this Golden Period or those that have dyed their hair platinium white in anticipation of the Platinium Period after that.
What I'm talking about is working into your golden years. Its official! CPF withdrawal age raised to 65...so guess what you will be doing in your Golden Years probably not be wasting time walking around in the park or looking after your grand children. Some of us will probably have productive golden years working for the company with Golden Arches that is if no one invents a robotic cleaner by then.
At the rate we are minting millionaires and 'sleepers' our income gap our Gini Index will be hitting the golden ratio of 0.618 from our current 0.51. With the price of food, housing and medical care increasing, someone suggested I keep my savings in gold because cash might be eroded by the rising inflation we are seeing these days.
I'm glad our MM Lee has yet again reminded us how lucky to have such an extraordinary leadership that has led us to this golden period....our leaders are worth their weight in gold.