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End Of The “Singapore Story” Book

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We have come to the end of the “Singapore Story” book. Shown above on the backcover of the book are some other children book titles which are co-authored by Dr Tan Wee Kiat.

Written by victorkoo

19 March, 2009 at 1:00 pm

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The policies and events that have transformed Singapore are credited to the strong leadership of Lee Kuan Yew, the Prime Minister of Singapore for 31 years.

One other policy that he implemented was to prepare younger people to become leaders. In 1990, at the age of 67, Lee Kuan Yew stepped down as Prime Minister and Goh Chok Tong became the new Prime Minister of Singapore.

Written by victorkoo

16 March, 2009 at 1:00 pm

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The previous pages highlighted many of the policies and events that have transformed Singapore. One illustration of this transformation is to compare the city skyline in the 1950s with that in the 1980s.

The Fullerton Building formed part of the skyline in the 1950s (bottom stamp) but by the 1980s it was dwarfed by many other buildings (top stamp).

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12 March, 2009 at 1:00 pm

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Besides the clean and smooth operation of our well-known MRT system, Singapore’s reputation for courtesy and efficiency has been ably carried all over the world by Singapore Airlines (SIA) and the ‘Singapore Girl’.

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9 March, 2009 at 1:00 pm

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The clean and efficient image of any busy city can be easily spoilt by the smoke and noise emitted from vehicles.

To reduce the need to travel by car, the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) rail system was developed in the mid-1980s. The MRT system now links many parts of Singapore. Its trains are clean and punctual and do not emit exhaust fumes.

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5 March, 2009 at 1:00 pm

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Living in comfortable high-rise apartments and having access to many TV programmes, family members tended to keep to themselves rather than to interact with their neighbours. At work, the fast pace of life gave little opportunity for social interaction.

To remind everyone of us to be friendly and helpful to others, the first Courtesy Campaign was launched in June 1979.

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2 March, 2009 at 1:00 pm

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The arts also received much attention. Our multi-racial population enables Singaporeans to enjoy many different cultures.

In 1977, the first Festival of Arts was held. This biennial festival event has grown to become the premier arts event in the cultural calendar of Singapore and the largest arts festival in Southeast Asia.

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26 February, 2009 at 1:00 pm

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Another initiative to improve the quality of life came in the form of sports and games. Sports stadiums and swimming complexes were built in the HDB satellite towns.

In July 1973, the National Stadium was opened. It served as the venue for the 1973 Southeast Asia Peninsular (SEAP) Games. Other big events such as National Day celebrations are also held in the National Stadium.

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23 February, 2009 at 1:00 pm

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A big boost in popularising the recreational facilities on Sentosa Island came with the opening of the cable car system in February 1974. With the cable cars, Sentosa visitors coming in from Mount Faber were treated to a bird’s-eye view of the Port of Singapore, one of the world’s busiest ports.

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19 February, 2009 at 1:00 pm

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Educational and recreational facilities were additional resources to improve the quality of life. In January 1971, the Jurong Bird Park was opened. This was followed by the Singapore Zoological Gardens (‘Zoo’) in June 1973.

Both the Bird Park and the Zoo have become very popular tourist attractions. The Zoo now has another world-famous attraction, the Night Safari, which opened in May 1994.

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16 February, 2009 at 1:00 pm

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