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The Southeast Asia Issue

JULY 2023




Geopolitical and Regulatory - 01 AUGUST 2023

The World's Courtroom

By one count, there are more than 260 arbitration institutes worldwide. None is more trusted or popular in the Asia-Pacific region than the Singapore International Arbitration Centre. Brunswick speaks with its CEO, Gloria Lim.

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Healthcare and Life Sciences - 01 AUGUST 2023

Solving the Age-Old Puzzle

Dr. Andrea Maier chooses Singapore as a base of operation for groundbreaking work in healthy longevity research and clinical practice. By Brunswick’s Sunitha Chalam.

Lim Siong Guan

Crisis - 01 AUGUST 2023

Can Singapore Fall?

Few know Singapore’s story as intimately as does Lim Siong Guan, whose 37-year career in government included senior roles at most every key ministry or institution.


Consumer Industries - 01 AUGUST 2023

Michelin-Starred Street Food

Singapore’s hawker centers stand apart for quality, variety, price and popularity. By Jay Koh and Gloria Hoh.

Gardens By The Bay – Supertrees Light Show Opens

Leadership - 01 AUGUST 2023

Our Southeast Asia Story

By Sir Alan Parker.


Geopolitical and Regulatory - 01 AUGUST 2023

Singapore Years

A former journalist and Director of Communications for the World Bank, Peter Stephens reflects on the beauty of a city much misunderstood in the West.

Jeannie Lim

Consumer Industries - 01 AUGUST 2023

All Roads Still Lead to Singapore

International arrivals fell 99.9% during the pandemic’s peak. Jeannie Lim of the Singapore Tourism Board discusses how the country’s tourism industry survived—and actually emerged stronger.


Consumer Industries - 01 AUGUST 2023

A Different Kind of Travel

Caesar Indra is President of Traveloka, Southeast Asia’s largest online travel platform. He spoke with Brunswick’s Ayesha Khan about new trends—and travelers—shaping the region.


Crisis - 01 AUGUST 2023

Navigating the Deep Sea

Capital and companies are pouring into Southeast Asia. That means more attention for the region—and more competition. Sunitha Chalam, Head of Brunswick’s Singapore office, reports.


Technology, Media and Telecoms - 01 AUGUST 2023

Southeast Asia's Land of the Unicorns

The playground of tech startup investors, Indonesia’s fast-growing economy is no myth.

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Arts and Creative - 01 AUGUST 2023

LKY The Musical

What began as a “crazy idea,” according to the people behind it, is today Singapore’s most successful homegrown musical—one that tells the story of the country’s founding and its founder. Brunswick’s Ben Fry reports.


Consumer Industries - 01 AUGUST 2023

Major Minor

His passion for business—and Thailand—underpin the resilience and success of Bill Heinecke’s Minor International, writes Michael Kearns.


Consumer Industries - 01 AUGUST 2023

Vietnam's Place in the Global Supply Chain

Two European experts on trade with Vietnam talk to Brunswick’s Thai Le about the country’s potential.


Geopolitical and Regulatory - 01 AUGUST 2023

Indonesia: Change and Continuity

Upcoming elections mark a potential inflection point in the positive trends of ASEAN’s biggest economy, says Brunswick Senior Advisor Edward Lee.


Geopolitical and Regulatory - 01 AUGUST 2023

Southeast Asia: Where Worlds Overlap

The traditional culture of indirectness and nuance offers the best path to preserving ASEAN’s unity and neutrality, the keys to its value in the global market, says Brunswick’s George Yeo.

Singapore skyline

Geopolitical and Regulatory - 01 AUGUST 2023

Punching Above Its Weight

Tiny Singapore boasts an outsized presence and performance across a huge range of areas.


Energy and Resources - 01 AUGUST 2023

The Great Energy Balancing Act

Governments and private enterprise must work together to solve the “trilemma” of a just energy transition, says Brunswick’s Maxim Petrov.


Consumer Industries - 01 AUGUST 2023

Matters of Taste

Former corporate lawyer Tan Ying Hsien, now the first Singaporean Master of Wine, speaks with Brunswick’s Will Carnwath about his journey and the culture of wine.

Nithi Patarachoke

Business and Society - 01 AUGUST 2023

In Conversation: Nithi Patarachoke

A President at Thailand-based SCG, formerly the Siam Cement Group, spoke with Brunswick about leadership, sustainability commitments and key trends set to shape Southeast Asia.


Technology, Media and Telecoms - 01 AUGUST 2023

Binge Empire

For Singapore-based Netflix Vice President Dean Garfield, local stories are the entertainment industry’s window to global resonance. He talks to Brunswick’s Sunitha Chalam and Yan Tong Goh.


Geopolitical and Regulatory - 01 AUGUST 2023

Singapore Slang

Four languages, one "economic miracle."


Crisis - 01 AUGUST 2023

Shared Spirit

Long-ago sacrifices still frame contemporary commitment to Singapore and Southeast Asia. By Will Carnwath, co-founder of Brunswick’s Singapore office.


Technology, Media and Telecoms - 10 MAY 2022

Reimagining the Internet

Cisco Systems helped build the internet. Now it has asked naveen menon to launch offers designed to make it more accessible and equitable. By Cecilie Oerting and Michael Kearns.