I remember the days when Singapore Airlines together with Singapore's state controlled media using their citizens tax payer dollars lavished on expensive ads worldwide daily touting the slogan "Fly the Singapore Girl" with pictures of half starved skinny ethnic Chinese Singaporean air stewardesses in tight fitting costumes, in postures leaning this way and that, to lure the traveling public by sounding as if you are not just going to fly but actually going to sleep with them as well!
After all “Fly the Singapore Girl” may be construed in more ways than one!
Stupid to think at that anyone in their right minds would fall for such nonsense but indeed they did, as shown by the huge profits they were able to make for at least a quarter of a century.
But alas, for Singapore Airlines, the magic is over. I am not sure which, perhaps the travelling public no longer consider these half starved skinny Singapore women attractive or perhaps the world has come to it’s sense finally, but either way it is bad news for Singapore Airlines. According to Businessweek article headed “Singapore Airlines competition rises” May 17, 2012, the airline reported a loss of $38.2 million in the first 3 months of this year; unprecedented as they have always shown a handsome profit throughout their history.
From the grim figures published by Businessweek in this article, it really doesn’t appear to have any hope of success. If you knew the way
Just as the public have come to see the “Fly the Singapore Girl” nonsense, and given the airline the boot, it is becoming clear that everything else is simply make believe with no substance whatever.
The fact is the Lee family actually rule the island which is in fact theirs to do as they will. But yet they go out and spend lavish amounts in publicity campaigns to say that it is a model democracy. Just as the failed or about to fail
The Lee ruling family goes to great lengths to portray it’s legal system as the best in the world. Yet it is exactly like that of the
The Lees claim that theirs is a Constitutional democracy. Yet none of the so called Constitutional rights are ever allowed the people, meaning you would be arrested if you speak publicly on politics, criticize the Lees or their government, print a newspaper without permission or peacefully protest.
But the problem simply is this. The Lees have run out of ideas. All they can do is to modernize the city with modern buildings and infra structure. But none of this is any use if you are left with an intimidated fear ridden population unable to think or act independently without first receiving government approval.
The Lees have managed to ruin the reputation of
Singapore Airlines would continue to lose money. One reason is the traveling public which is becoming increasingly savvy simply refuse to fly an airline which denies it’s citizens individual freedoms. One would not want to fly a North Korean, a
But as we speak, not just Singapore Airlines but the island itself has stalled in mid flight, entered into a tailspin from which recovery is impossible. It is going to crash. The wings have stalled. They are no longer flying.
Here is the litany of bad news.
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