Escape from Paradise, – A Best Selling Book!

The book’s sensational reviews!

It took me two and a half evenings to complete your un-put-downable book…it is a unique contribution to the appreciation of a life in Singapore. Thank you for having written it.” C. V. Devan Nair, former President of Singapore.

Bought the book from Select this weekend and can’t put it down! It’s a great read! And so nostalgic for me—the good old days! Glen Goei, writer and director of the Miramax film That’s the Way I Like It and who played the title role opposite Anthony Hopkins in the London production of M. Butterfly. Mr. Goei’s latest film is The Blue Mansion – Click for the trailer!

It is a remarkable story and so full of intrigue that it reads at times like fiction.Jonathan Burnham, Editor in Chief & President, Talk Miramax Books.

“It’s quite a story The legendary Alice Mayhew, Vice-President & Editorial Director, Simon & Schuster.

This book out-Dallas, Dallas. No one has written so well of the other side of paradise,Francis T. Seow, former Solicitor General of Singapore

ThunderBall Films is successfully putting together the movie production of Escape from Paradise and has received a new LOI (Letter of Intent) from actress Bai Ling who starred with Richard Gere in the film Red Cross.

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Escape from Paradise – the Promotional Trailer

Mary Bancroft – Master Spy

“I can’t understand what the f–k you are saying.” The voice came from an elderly lady in the back row of my computer class. It was from Mary Bancroft, a part owner of The Wall Street Journal. She is the author of Autobiography of a Spy and was the woman behind the plot to kill Hitler, the lover of CIA chief, Allen Dulles, the lady who invited me to dinner to meet Woody Allen and, yes, Mary Bancroft was my computer student.

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Another Step to Singapore and Brunei Merger?

Brunei riot police

Brunei riot police

A group of angry rioters, who turned a peaceful demonstration into a violent one, was quelled by riot police yesterday as tear gas and smoke screen filled the air in a bid to end the violence quickly.

Water cannons that were used to disperse the rioters only further fueled their rage as they pelted the police with homemade projectiles as the rioters turned into a mob of angry protesters bent on challenging the authorities.

This all took place at the Brunei Police Training Centre as part of a demonstration for visiting Singapore National Police Cadets.

This visit on the part of the Singapore National Police Cadets is as part of their exchange program where they were given the opportunity to learn how to work closely with the Royal Brunei Police Force.

The cadets of the Royal Brunei Police Force performed several training exercises on the Brunei Police Parade Field. This included a realistic riot scenario in full battle gear and equipment, including water cannons to showcase the capabilities of Brunei’s Riot Police Unit.

After the demonstration, the Singapore National Police Cadets were given the opportunity to inspect the Brunei riot police vehicles up close and to view riot gear used during actual riots.

The visit of the Singapore National Police Cadets to Brunei’s Police Training Centre marked the conclusion of the first Brunei-Singapore Educational Exchange Program between the Singapore National Police Cadets Corps and the Royal Brunei Police Cadets.

The mutual aim of the exercise is to further strengthen bilateral ties between Royal Brunei Police Force and the Singapore Police.

U. S. trained Ghurka mercenaries patrol the streets of Singapore and Brunei

U. S. trained Ghurka mercenaries patrol the streets of Singapore and Brunei

This, plus the appointment of Singapore’s Davinder Singh to the post of Chief Advisor to Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, the absolute ruler of Brunei, points to the coming merger of Singapore and Brunei.

The Sultan has bestowed the title of Dato Setia on Singh, who is the personal lawyer to Singapore’s de-facto ruler, Lee Kuan Yew.

With its frenetic importation of foreign labor to replace his own Singaporeans, Lee Kuan Yew needs the backing of Brunei, its vast wealth, and of the Royal Brunei Police Force. Many Singaporeans are unhappy at being displaced by the influx of cheap foreign labor.

Playing a major role in riot control are the highly trained and professional Ghurkas, who now patrol the streets of both Singapore and Brunei.

The Ghurkas are units of the current British Army that are composed of Nepalese soldiers and are renowned fighters responsible only to the respective rulers of Singapore and Brunei – Lee Kuan Yew, and the Sultan.

1 comment to Another Step to Singapore and Brunei Merger?

  • Andromeda

    I heard about this issue.I wonder what the late sultan of johore has on singapore. Seems he and LKy got along pretty good. I suppose the same can be said about LKY and sultan of brunei.

    If the merger goes ahead,it could destroy Malaysia, as many state now question the advantage of remaining in the federation, as the federal goenrment has ignored their agreement with the states and the constitution.Anyway,thanks for sharing.