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From an envoy's notebook

Scott Wightman, who will finish his stint as British High Commissioner to Singapore next week, looks back on a storied diplomatic career, and highlights bits about the UK he reckons are "perhaps not sufficiently known".

"The UK is not just about Shakespeare and Downton Abbey. It's also about Nobel prize winners, ... some of the most innovative companies in the world."


FROM the Tiananmen Square protests to today's unfolding Brexit process, outgoing British High Commissioner Scott Wightman's career has borne witness to historic moments - something he had broadly hoped for as a young man joining the diplomatic service in 1983.

"I didn't have a clearly...

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