Singapore’s Governance Success
Much of the city’s success can be attributed to the vision of one man – Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first prime minister. About half a century ago, Singapore was an island without any natural resources to call its own. Since then, it has pulled off a dramatic transformation – boasting two casino-integrated resorts and an airport that has frequently topped the “world’s best” list. In addition, the central business district is crowded with skyscrapers that rival neighbouring Hong Kong and mid-town Manhattan in far-flung New York.
Once a backward fishing village, with a housing area of less than 6 square meters per capita. But now the national ownership rate hit 90% and created the miracle of “Home Ownership”.
Singapore’s ability to respond to the crisis
Singapore has grown to become one of the greenest, most prosperous cities in the world. Today. Singapore is a developed country with over 50% of the land surface covered by urban area. With the launch of ‘Sustainable Singapore Blueprint,’ building construction requires to include greenery as part of their masterplan
Back when Singapore was first established, it was a backward, isolated and a poverty stricken country. Then, a 42 year old Mr Lee Kuan Yew wiped away his tears and wrote down his promise of “SINGAPORE WILL SURVIVE” and fast forward to today, Singapore has evolved from a developing nation to first world status towards the end of the 20th century