Saturday, July 15, 2006

The dot that missed my radar

“The Little Red Dot- Reflections by Singapore’s Diplomats” is the first comprehensive attempt to compile the milestones of Singapore’s external relations.
President Nathan is among a long list of luminaries who contributed to the book.
The late President Wee Kim Wee, former foreign ministers including Mr S. Rajaratnam, S Dhanabalan, Wong Kan Seng, Professor S Jayakumar all contributed essays to the book.
Foreign Minister George Yeo wrote the foreword.
Those who are interested in Singapore, its history and foreign policy will find the book a highly enjoyable read.
The book is filled with absorbing stories about people, places and international politics. It is launched on 5 August 2005.

Seriously, why the name-Little Red Dot? Just because Singapore is small on the world map? That sounds rather insulting and un-inspiring. Not to mention that some neighbours have used this term to put our country in ‘our place’ during times of strained relations. A well penned book title is certainly not a lot to expect—looking at the list of eminent authors.

FYI: S.R. Nathan= Sellappan Ramanathan Nathan

2 Comments:

Blogger Robbie said...

we r a small red dot. a focus red laser pointer dot - someone mentioned last year.
bully us.. and we're put a laser red hole through any who bullys us.
small but focus. strong we are. SG

from: ur student:P

4:20 AM  
Blogger I.V.Y. said...

Great point! Hiya Robbie, hope you are enjoying your school vacation!

4:44 PM  

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