20 Nov '11, 1pm

Lee Kuan Yew launches new book on bilingualism journey

SINGAPORE - A new book by Mr Lee Kuan Yew, titled "My Lifelong Challenge: Singapore's Bilingual Journey", is to be launched on Nov 28 at the Singapore Conference Hall. The book recounts the story of Mr Lee's 50-year struggle to transform Singapore from a polyglot former British colony into a nation where everyone knows English and at least one other language. The founding prime minister of Singapore reveals not only his motivations behind the many policy adjustments he made, such as doing away with vernacular schools, but also his own struggle to learn the Chinese language and reclaim his heritage. The book consists of two parts. The second part features essays by Singaporeans on their individual linguistic journeys, and includes renowned names such as Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, pop star Stefanie Sun, and American-born billionaire investor Jim Rogers, who chose to liv...

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