Cover image of Ho Kwon

Ho Kwon Podcasts

Read more

9 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Ho Kwon. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Ho Kwon, often where they are interviewed.

Read more

9 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Ho Kwon. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Ho Kwon, often where they are interviewed.

Updated daily with the latest episodes

Episode artwork

Episode 13: Ho Kwon Ping, Executive Chairman, Banyan Tree Holdings

Play
Read more

At WiT 2009, themed “Tough Love” because the world was coming out of the global financial crisis, Ho Kwon Ping, known for not pulling his punches, called out of the rise of China and the clash of civilisations. 

A decade later, we revisit him in his home in Singapore to catch up with him on how he thinks Covid-19 will further change the state of play between East and West, what ASEAN should do to save its tourism industry, how this crisis will forge the next generation of leaders in Asia and the terrible dilemma of tourism.

Jun 16 2020 · 35mins
Episode artwork

Executive Chairman, Banyan Tree Holdings, Ho Kwon Ping

Play
Read more

Ho Kwon Ping on capitalism and walking the talk, and his moments of despair while he was detained under the Internal Security Act.

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 02 2018 · 59mins
Episode artwork

Unveiling Dhawa Phuket with Ho Kwon Ping

Play
Read more

Banyan Tree Group CEO Ho Kwon Ping on Dhawa’s new Thai property and what investors can expect.

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 31 2018 · 9mins
Episode artwork

Career 360: Ho Kwon Ping, Founder and Executive Chairman, Banyan Tree Holdings

Play
Read more

From journalist to entrepreneuer to hotelier, which career incarnation did this titan of industry like the best?

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

May 10 2018 · 17mins
Episode artwork

2014/15 IPS-Nathan Lecture Series: Lecture V by Mr Ho Kwon Ping

Play
Read more
Society and Identity

Society and Identity in Singapore is as amorphous as it is ambiguous in our context, yet has possibly the biggest impact on our future. How do we maintain the Singapore Dream as a purposeful aspiration for all Singaporeans amidst the plurality of, at times, competing ambitions? Three issues will be discussed – firstly, the strengthening of a cohesive diversity which underpins the Singaporean Identity; secondly, improving social mobility and a culture of egalitarianism; thirdly, embracing a more collaborative style of governance as we transition into the next fifty years of our independence.

0:10 mins - Speaker: Mr Ho Kwon Ping, 2014/15 IPS Nathan Fellow
51:26 mins - Q&A chaired by Mr Janadas Devan, Director, Institute of Policy Studies

Date: 9 April 2015
Time: 6.00 pm - 7.45pm
Venue: Theatre, University Cultural Centre
Aug 28 2017 · 1hr 45mins
Episode artwork

2014/15 IPS-Nathan Lecture Series: Lecture IV by Mr Ho Kwon Ping

Play
Read more
Demography and Family

Security is discussed through the four dimensions of external, internal, civil and societal security, and policies are examined in terms of their sustainability for the next 50 years of Singapore’s development. Questions asked include: what demographic constraints underpin the challenge of the Singapore Armed Forces, and what implications does this spell for its future? In light of the threat of domestic terrorism and the need for greater internal vigilance, what measures can we take to balance the protection of individual rights versus the needs of state security? To what extent is judicial corporal punishment justified by simply its deterrent effect as we aspire to become an increasingly humane and civilised society? And in the interests of societal cohesion, what possible policy initiatives might be considered?

00:10 mins - Speaker: Mr Ho Kwon Ping, 2014/15 IPS Nathan Fellow
50:19 mins - Q&A chaired by Ms Dawn Yip, Founder and Principal Consultant, Soulbreath Consulting

Date: 4 March 2015
Time: 6.00 pm - 7.45pm
Venue: Auditorium, Shaw Foundation Alumni House
Aug 28 2017 · 1hr 42mins
Episode artwork

2014/15 IPS-Nathan Lecture Series: Lecture III by Mr Ho Kwon Ping

Play
Read more
Security and Sustainability

Security is discussed through the four dimensions of external, internal, civil and societal security, and policies are examined in terms of their sustainability for the next 50 years of Singapore’s development. Questions asked include: what demographic constraints underpin the challenge of the Singapore Armed Forces, and what implications does this spell for its future? In light of the threat of domestic terrorism and the need for greater internal vigilance, what measures can we take to balance the protection of individual rights versus the needs of state security? To what extent is judicial corporal punishment justified by simply its deterrent effect as we aspire to become an increasingly humane and civilised society? And in the interests of societal cohesion, what possible policy initiatives might be considered?

00:10 mins - Speaker: Mr Ho Kwon Ping, 2014/15 IPS Nathan Fellow
45:28 mins - Q&A chaired by Amb Ong Keng Yong, Executive Deputy Chairman, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Date: 5 February 2015
Time: 6.00 pm - 7.45pm
Venue: Auditorium, Shaw Foundation Alumni House
Aug 28 2017 · 1hr 53mins
Episode artwork

2014/15 IPS-Nathan Lecture Series: Lecture II by Mr Ho Kwon Ping

Play
Read more
Economy and Business

No economic forecasting can cover both the known unknowns and unknown unknowns for the next 50 years. We return to fundamentals and question whether the basic strategy for Singapore’s success in the past – leveraging off the Three L’s of Location, Land, and Labour – are still valid, especially the role of manufacturing when other city-states have moved entirely into services provision. Then, a few sacred cows or below-the-radar issues which will impact on the very long term future of business and the economy are examined in more detail. These include the need for a more integrated immigration and foreign worker policy, changes to the education, land and housing policies, the need for new indices of economic well-being, and the creation of an innovation-attracting social environment.

00:10 mins - Speaker: Mr Ho Kwon Ping, 2014/15 IPS Nathan Fellow
1:05:42 mins - Q&A chaired by Mr Lee Tzu Yang, Member, Academic Panel, Institute of Policy Studies

Date: 12 November 2014
Time: 6.00 pm - 7.45pm
Venue: Auditorium, Shaw Foundation Alumni House
Aug 28 2017 · 1hr 58mins
Episode artwork

2014/15 IPS-Nathan Lecture Series: Lecture I by Mr Ho Kwon Ping

Play
Read more
Politics and Governance

The first lecture in the series is titled Politics and Governance and ponders the next decades of political administration in Singapore. It discusses the prospects of the People’s Action Party in the age of social media, and broadly sets out the historical trends that other dominant political systems have undergone. How should governance evolve as our democracy matures? Can our current model of governance benefit from any reforms? And what of our political system? Simply put, will there even be a PAP in 50 years time?

00:09 mins - Opening Remarks: Prof Tommy Koh, Special Adviser, Institute of Policy Studies
06:09 mins - Speaker: Mr Ho Kwon Ping, 2014/15 IPS Nathan Fellow
1:06:11 mins - Q&A chaired by Mr Janadas Devan, Director, Institute of Policy Studies

Date: 20 October 2014
Time: 6.00 pm - 7.45pm
Venue: Theatre, University Cultural Centre
Aug 28 2017 · 1hr 42mins