Yesterday, Alvin and I attended the “Distinguished Business Leader Series” talk jointly organized by the Singapore Prime Minister’s Office and Contact Singapore. It was held at the Swissôtel Sydney. Normally, you wouldn’t catch me dead in an event like this, I mean, I’m not even Singaporean! However, since weelim works for Contact Singapore and she has kindly invited me for the free dinner I thought “why not”? What’s a geek to do on a Saturday night? So I pulled Alvin along to check out the free oysters (not that he digs shellfish).
The speaker was Mr Liew Mun Leong – President and CEO of CapitaLand. CapitaLand is a one of the largest property companies in Asia and is based in Singapore. Properties are really not my cup of tea – I’m living in sugar coated siliconland where things are built virtually, real estate is tad too real for me. Nonetheless, I’m glad I went. Mr. Liew is a very eloquent speaker who engaged his audience with intriguing figures and inspiring insights. Instead of summarizing what he said in words I decided to podcast it instead.
The opening speech was made by the Permanent Secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office, Mr. Chiang Chie Foo, who also announced the new Overseas Singaporean Portal for those of you who miss home.
Here’s a pic of the speaker so you can put a face to the voice: