19 | Jeevan Vasagar, Lion City: Singapore and the Invention of Modern Asia
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My guest today is Jeevan Vasagar (@jeevanvasagar). Jeevan is the Environment Editor at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, and author of LION CITY: Singapore and the Invention of Modern Asia, which is today’s focus.

In this conversation, we cover Singapore’s past, its future, and the process of writing his book.

I hope you enjoy my conversation with Jeevan Vasagar.

 

For the full show notes, transcript, and links to mentioned content, check out the episode page on  https://compoundingpodcast.com/ep19 

 

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Show Notes:

[00:00:39] - [First question] - Jeevan’s background and history with Singapore

[00:02:50] - Were there always plans for a book?

[00:04:34] - Can other countries replicate Singapore’s success?

[00:07:37] - The failed union with Malaysia

[00:10:34] - How much credit can Lee Kuan Yew take?

[00:12:53] - The influence of the Lee family going forward?

[00:14:29] - The future of Singaporean politics

[00:19:41] - The role of media in Singapore

[00:22:03] - Singapore and Climate Change

[00:24:19] - The process of writing a book

[00:30:32] - Most undervalued life experience?

[00:34:40] - Influential books?

[00:35:49] - If Jeevan was 18 today?

[00:36:48] - Plans for the future

 

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Connect with Jeevan :

Follow Jeevan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jeevanvasagar 

Lion City: Singapore and the Invention of Modern Asia: https://www.littlebrown.co.uk/titles/jeevan-vasagar/lion-city/9781408713587/ 

Connect with Jeevan on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeevan-vasagar/ 

 

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Mentioned/Recommended Content:

Rise and Fall of the Great Powers by Paul Kennedy: https://www.amazon.com/Rise-Fall-Great-Powers/dp/0679720197 

Lion City: Singapore and the Invention of Modern Asia: https://www.littlebrown.co.uk/titles/jeevan-vasagar/lion-city/9781408713587/ 

 

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