The public forum " Sibu In The Blue Ocean" might not drive Sibuians into immediate actions, but it provoked Sibuians into thinking deeper and wider. In a broader sense, this talk by Tan Kee Hian worked towards planting seeds of transformation in Sibu.
I was very much motivated by the 10 Blue Ocean Ideas propounded by Kee Hian in the talk. In the course of blogging "Sibu In the Blue Ocean", I stood to benefit even more from Kee Hian's ideas.
In his round-up of the talk, kee Hian threw to Sibuians what he called "key takeaways" for them to reflect upon:
1. Sibu-a sunset town of diminishing significance in Sarawak
2. Imperative to have courage to "Dream the Big Vision"
3. Ample uncontested market space and Blue Ocean ideas to drive Sibu to achieve renewed glory
4. But, Sibu needs a major transformation to capture the truly reach and thrive in the Blue Ocean
The picture shows the squatters along the Lembangan River in the 70s. Photo: Philip Hii