Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Sibu In The Blue Ocean - Part 48

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


Anonymous said...

Sibu is a yellowish ocean, not a blue ocean. Each time when it rains heavily, we have an ocean.

Are we running out of idea on how to deal with the flooding problems? A lot of money are dumped into the place, to fill the roads and clean the drains. But, it still gets flooded and flooded and flooded. So we really dumped away the money. Do these SMC people ever asked themselves WHY, and why are they so useless?

We can see in the newspapers that several SMC people stood in front of the drain and took the photos. The intention was to show that they worked hard. Whether they could solve the problem is perhaps a secondary issue. Good luck, you guys.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Like the photo by Philip.

Society's leaders must strike a balance between real work /performance and publicity.

As we always say..the work behind the scene is always more important and impactful.

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