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I am a very important person. I know this because I am staying in the Valley Wing of the Shangri-La Singapore. Only very important people stay here. We have our own driveway, our own entrance, our own check-in. We are different from those ordinary fellows who stay in the hotel's Tower and Garden wings. If we're so important that we've run countries and corporations, we get our own lift to the very best suite. But even if we're not quite that important, we can still command a chauffeur from the airport, the services of a butler and free champagne at any hour of the day or night.

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