28 Feb '18, 9pm

Singapore: The House That Lee Built

Singapore: The House That Lee Built

When the former British colony of Singapore became an independent nation in 1965, there were doubts about its survival. The tiny island state has no hinterland and few natural resources and few at the time thought it a candidate for any kind of success on the world stage. But today, it's one of Asia's richest cities, a truly modern metropolis that's frequently been described as an economic miracle. It's safe, courteous, orderly, and business friendly, its people are educated and cared for to an extent many of its neighbours can only dream of emulating. The principal architect of this remarkable achievement was Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew, who served three decades as prime minister and even longer as leader of the ruling People's Action Party (PAP). On his death in 2015, over a million Singaporean residents turned out to honour his memory, his infamously tough ...

Full article: https://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/peopleandpower/2018/...

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