A tribute to the most influential man in shaping Singapore's success

By | March 22, 2015

For those who don't know the story of Singapore, I strongly suggest you go and read up about it on Wikipedia. Lee Kuan Yew is one of the heros of the nation's short history. After being expelled from Malaysia 50 years ago as a worthless Island with no resources, this man has more or less singlehandedly transformed the nation into the booming trade capital it is known as today. Certainly, he was not perfect, but he does merit the recognition that others before him have had in their similarly rigid but effective regimes in their respective lands – Margaret Thatcher comes to mind, for instance.

Now in bad health, Lee Kuan Yew's days are numbered… but his legacy will surely continue on the island nation of Singapore.

/via +Robert Chew

You will be SHOCKED when you take a closer look at how this artist drew his LKY portrait
This definitely deserves a share!

8 thoughts on “A tribute to the most influential man in shaping Singapore's success

  1. Yi Chiao Cheng (Yitch)

    +Sophie Wrobel, I would strongly recommend picking up a copy of the book "Hard truths about Singapore"

    it offended many when it first came out, but most people are starting to appreciate what it represents.

    And it's not solely Lee Kuan Yew, but also his chief architects that helped to contribute to the country 🙂

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  2. Sophie Wrobel

    Maybe +Yi Chiao Cheng​ knows some good references online offhand? I'd guess the Singapore national library would have some information, but as things go, the winners write the history books and it may as a result be biased (not, of course, that Mr. Lee's and his family's influence even after his prime ministership officially ended is a big secret…)

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  3. Per Siden

    Something I must read up on, and Wikipedia might be a good place to start (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Kuan_Yew).

    But I won't read this particular article. Those click-bait headlines have become a menace to the internet and social networks. To me and many others they are now a definite no-go. We don't share them, nor click through. The only reason this annoying behavior is plaguing the internet is it works. But together we can make click-baiting less successful and win back informative headlines.

    Sorry for ranting +Sophie Wrobel​ you know I love your always interesting stream. Your ingress and summary is great, but I think Lee Kuan Yew deserve better than this article, or at least its click-bait headline. Where else can I read up on him?

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