Today we watched a video on Singapore. In the case study, Singapore: Gateway to Southeast Asia, locational advantage is discussed from historical and modern perspectives. Singapore now serves as a global distribution hub in the world's economy. The case study provides insight into the factors that have turned this city-state into one of the world's busiest ports: strategic location, modern cargo handling facilities, and a skilled work force. Computer technology, advanced information management, and telecommunications have also contributed to the rise of this newly industrializing country and are important to Singapore's success as a trade entrepot. (description from Learner.org)
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