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Old 05-27-2014, 06:57 PM
 
Location: singapore
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Manila and Jakarta to overtake Singapore as world's top global cities in 20 years, study says - Vulcan Post

Honestly even if it happens i don't care...

Then the Fillipinos will stop coming here which is good for Singapore
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Old 05-27-2014, 11:02 PM
 
Location: singapore
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Do you people in the forum see it happening ? Manila and Jarkarta overtaking Singapore in 20 years ?
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Old 05-27-2014, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Do you people in the forum see it happening ? Manila and Jarkarta overtaking Singapore in 20 years ?
Manila maybe, Jakarta no way.
Islamic and Global don't go together.
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Old 05-28-2014, 02:13 AM
 
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
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Manila maybe, Jakarta no way.
Islamic and Global don't go together.
Dubai beg to differ... Today Jakarta is already slightly ahead of Manila and its not an Islamic city where Muslims are banned to do anything seen as "heretic" (except few things seen as immoral by public such as living togther when ur unmarried, free sex which is constantly happening and french deep kissing in public) beside Indonesia have larger land mass and resources for it to develop and invest in, so it just have more potential.

Anywy if the two indeed surprass singaore it shouldnt be a strange thing since both are capital and financial center of an actual country rather than small single city state..

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Old 05-28-2014, 05:37 AM
 
Location: No. Virginia, USA
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You are interpreting that article's title incorrectly. In the article, "overtake" means as a place for global businesses to locate. Singapore, presumably, is getting too expensive. But Manila? Really? I find that very hard to believe.

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Old 05-28-2014, 05:40 AM
 
Location: No. Virginia, USA
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Manila maybe, Jakarta no way.
Islamic and Global don't go together.
Isn't Kuala Lumpur Islamic and isn't it a global city? And what about Dubai? I think Islamic and Global can go together -- just depends on what the local authorities are willing to offer to global businesses in order to attract them.
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Old 05-28-2014, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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It's all speculation. Singapore's GDP is bigger than the whole Philippines: that's right, an island nation of 5 million has a bigger GDP than a country of nearly 100 million! So no, not anytime soon...
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Old 05-28-2014, 06:30 AM
 
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Isn't Kuala Lumpur Islamic and isn't it a global city? And what about Dubai? I think Islamic and Global can go together -- just depends on what the local authorities are willing to offer to global businesses in order to attract them.
I think what you'll see as time goes by is that this sort of thing works where Muslims can convincingly hold power. IE in most of the Middle East foreigners can have 80-90% of the freedoms they get in their home countries, and they get a much better deal financially (no taxes for fWesterners, better pay for everyone else).

I'd really worry about KL (and Malaysia) as time goes on and Malay Muslims move from being a small majority in Malaysia to a much larger majority. This is when you'll see Islamicist parties start to emerge and flex their muscles with an accompanying pushback from the Hindu and Chinese Malaysians.
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Old 05-28-2014, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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I think what you'll see as time goes by is that this sort of thing works where Muslims can convincingly hold power. IE in most of the Middle East foreigners can have 80-90% of the freedoms they get in their home countries, and they get a much better deal financially (no taxes for fWesterners, better pay for everyone else).

I'd really worry about KL (and Malaysia) as time goes on and Malay Muslims move from being a small majority in Malaysia to a much larger majority. This is when you'll see Islamicist parties start to emerge and flex their muscles with an accompanying pushback from the Hindu and Chinese Malaysians.
Chinese Malaysians controlled a lot of the economy and owned a lot of capital, even moreso before (one can debate the fairness of their acquisition but I won't go into that). What is undeniable is that they largely built modern Malaysia from an economic standpoint. Further alienating them and pushing them out will not fair well for Malaysia, unless more entreprenueral Malay business people can fill the gap.
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Old 05-28-2014, 06:41 AM
 
Location: West Jakarta + Tangerang
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Do you people in the forum see it happening ? Manila and Jarkarta overtaking Singapore in 20 years ?
I have more confidence Jakarta, because of the very rapid growth, especially for the future.
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