If there's one country that I feel inspired of,it is Russia. Not United States of America, not France, nor Singapore or Germany, but Russia. As we all know, the famous Soviet Union fell in 1991,that means the country then, after 1991, went into a period of transition. The transition was from a communist system to a capitalist system. However, such an abrupt move caused them problems that they had not anticipated. When they opened up their markets, they went into a moment of instability, especially in terms of political instability.
However, Russia managed to recover from their 'dark ages' and grow again, largely contributed by their vast natural resources, especially in oil and gas. For example, Russia's gas state-owned company, Gazprom is the largest gas exporter and producer in the world; that should tell us how vast their resources are. I believe, although Russian Federation now is not as strong as United States of America, but one day, I hope they will. But why am I suddenly talking about Russia?
Well, I like to point out the fact that Russia was able to recover and once again, going strong in terms of development was because of their natural resources and so does Sarawak. Referring to my previous article titled SCORE (Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy), I believe Sarawak could emulate Russia because Sarawak too has her own sets of natural resources and in which, could really help bringing her development to a greater height. Even if SCORE failed and may end up like the MSC Cyberjaya programme, however, I believe some of us Sarawakians would take up the challenge and make full use of our natural resources, someday. By having more factories being set up, especially in the central region of Sarawak, that could lead to more housing developments being planned and done, and people will have jobs and would stay at their own Sarawak rather than moving to other places.
We need to attract more Sarawakians to be interested in the energy sector and create more opportunities for the people here to join the millionaire list. Although I myself not a millionaire, but I believe if more people join the list, this could further help bring more development around the millionaire's surrounding, and influence his or her family to follow the millionaire's footsteps. Another place that I like is Dubai (part of UAE). This is because, unlike Arab Saudi, the rich people of Dubai know they have lots and lots of money and now,they are making full use of their resources. And by taking one step forward from the other Arab countries, they are now doing well in becoming a tourist attraction.That is why (take note: this is my personal opinion) I hope that more and more Sarawakians should be rich and by becoming richer, we can ensure we have a louder voice and more able in representing our people and our Sarawak.
(Dubai tower-in planning)-now imagine if this kind of architectural achievements are here in our own backyard. who wouldn't feel proud then?
The resources are there, what's left is the people themselves. :)