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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.

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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).

Written by victorkoo

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’.

Written by victorkoo

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.

Written by victorkoo

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.

Written by victorkoo

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.

Written by victorkoo

26 February, 2009 at 1:00 pm

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