SINGAPORE (Aug 3): There was a time when people said Singapore won’t make it, but we did. So go the lyrics of the old National Day favourite, and the narrative of how the city state rose from a backwater to become the glittering metropolis it is today.
Singapore’s pioneering leaders were single-mindedly focused on the country’s survival and all the policies at the time were geared for that purpose. The government surpassed itself and the country achieved first-world economy status in a matter of decades. But that now presents a new set of problems which,...(click on link for full story on theedgesingapore.com)