[ BOOK LIVES ] The Heavens by Paolo Woods & Gabrielle Galimberti

It has taken me slightly more than a year to own The Heavens by Paolo Woods and Gabrielle Galimberti, but the wait is totally worth.

What is beautifully packaged in this ‘annual report’ is an in-depth study of tax havens, of how the rich becomes richer by hiring the experts to optimize their assets. 

One of the places they photographed and studied was Singapore. What you are looking at here is one of the most secured vaults in the world, at the Singapore Freeport, near Changi Airport.

According to the authors, “the Freeport is a fiscal no-man’s land where individuals as well as companies can confidentially collect valuables out of reach of the taxman”.

Welcome to The Heavens.

p.s. Paolo Woods’s other important book is China Safari(co-authored with Serge Michel and Michel Beuret), one of the earliest written about the Chinese ‘quiet’ foray into Africa. I enjoyed reading it so much I bought the iBook version too.

 

The Heavens

The Heavens

The Heavens

The Heavens

The Heavens

The Heavens

The Heavens

The Heavens

The Heavens: Annual Report
by Paolo Woods & Gabriele Galimberti
Dewi Lewis Media
ISBN 978-1905928125