About POS

What Is “Profiles of Singapore“?

Hello!  I am James Liao, the creator and host of “Profiles of Singapore,” the brand new audio podcast series that aspires to expand and enrich the listener’s understanding of life in Singapore with contents that are informative, insightful, and thought-provoking.  In each bi-weekly episode, I sit down with someone who I consider to be a doer, maker, and/or influencer who is making a difference in Singapore.  My guests may not have broad recognition, accolades, or the typical markers of success–although some certainly do–but they are all distinctively noteworthy in how they have helped to shape Singapore’s past, present, and future.

More About Me…

I was born in Taiwan, grew up in the United States, and married a lovely Singaporean lady while we both worked in New York. In late 2014, we moved to Singapore with our two young children.  Being bilingual in English and Mandarin Chinese, and bi-cultural in my upbringing, I have found it easy to acclimate to life here.  Yet, the feeling of being an outsider lingers.  So I suppose you can say this podcast is my way of getting to know this place a little better.  And it is my way of showing our children the importance of being inquisitive and making something out of joy.

So the creation of this podcast series is a passion project.  I am doing it for fun and sharing it with others in the hope that they enjoy listening to it as much as me in making it.

If you like what you see or hear here, I would appreciate it if you share it with others.  And if you have any feedback, please drop me a line.  I would appreciate your thoughts. Thank you.