|Photo courtesy: Google images/Singapore|
We can never see a Singapore in Bhutan nor can Singapore see a Bhutan in Singapore. Singapore will enjoy a clean and advanced concrete forest and Bhutan will always live happily in harmony with the great Himalayas and the rich biodiversity.
|The flag holds many answers...|
The declaration made by Mr. Khaw Boon Wan (Development Minister, Singapore) may be true in his own sense. I am not annoyed by his remark but his remark is a call for every Bhutanese to view the country’s status and he has opened an opportunity to do so.
Yet, as a proud Bhutanese, I can feel the air of Shangri-la in my heart and I live in a heaven on earth. Bhutan is truly a happy nation. I admit that our beautiful country is not as advanced as Singapore. No two countries can be same. Bhutan is a living realm of happiness and rapid prosperity.
One of the many endangered species roam thegreat Himalayas. Photo:Kuensel
I prefer these natural beauties to man-madeones...
|The rich culture adds more value|
The respect, loyalty, dedication are true plus points.
When business is concerned, Bhutan is not as busy as Singapore but we are doing our part. The approach toward business is wise and safe. We opened the international doors to business quite late and taking the short duration into consideration, we have done a lot and all judiciously. Business in Bhutan has seen drastic progression. Ask any true Bhutanese, the answer is same. We congratulate Singapore for being the ‘Friendliest’ nation to do Business. Nevertheless Bhutan also boasts of its own laurels. We received quite a good number of recognitions in different fields, especially in protection of the environment. This is the greatest achievement a nation can have when the world is battling global warming. The country follows a wise strategy of development where we cause minimum harm to the natural resources. Industries do not dirty the rivers, so we enjoy clean water. The forest is rich, thus we breathe clean air.
|The Beloved monarchs|
|The concern...the closeness...the love|
|No king will be as close...|
|The joy brought by the 'People's King'|
|A help when in need, as always|
Rare flowers and orchids will decorate the country, prayer flags would flutter to the winds of change. Trees would be saved from logging, rivers free from pollution, and soils saved from desertification. No foreigner will miss their home; the Bhutanese people will maintain their warm hospitality. Education and health facilities will be free. Songs and dances will be in the air, peace and prosperity will prevail. The Bhutanese populace will continue to live happily. Bhutan is a true Shangri-la and a heaven on earth.
|Happy as ever...|
Photo Courtesy: Kuensel
|Are they not happy?|