Tag: Singapore

Is Hong Kong Destined to be The Venice of Asia?

At the height of its trading and shipping prowess, the Republic of Venice was arguably the most commercially successful place in the world. Its advantageous location at the western end of the traditional silk road, its shipping connections to multiple great trading routes to Asia and its vital role as […]

The Singaporean PM’s Cambodia Comments Were A Sign Of Fealty To America

Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong made a provocative post on Facebook last week when he eulogized a former Thai leader for “opposing Vietnam’s invasion of Cambodia and the Cambodian government that replaced the Khmer Rouge” and therefore “preventing the military invasion and regime change from being legitimised”, with this […]

The Developing World Shouldn’t Associate With The 1st World Underclass

One of the reasons that Singapore went from a post-colonial third world island to a socio-economic first world country was because under Lee Kuan Yew’s leadership, Singapore concentrated its development strategy on rapid economic growth, high quality education and investing the proceeds of FDI (foreign direct investment) into hard infrastructure. […]

Pro-EU Britons Should Learn From The Can-Do Spirit of Lee Kuan Yew Who Made The Best of Singapore’s Exit From Malaysia

Singapore’s founder Lee Kuan Yew was an early proponent of forming a political union with The Federation of Malaya, North Borneo, Sarawak and his home island of Singapore. In 1959, while still under the umbrella of British rule, Singapore’s first election under a new constitution for self-government saw Lee’s People’s […]

Discipline Leads to Freedom

Many harbour the false premise that it is possible to instantly transform a society from one that is poor, tribal and chaotic to one that is prosperous, modern and free without going through an interim stage of national development. History however has shown time and again that one cannot simply […]