A Chance of a Lifetime: Lee Kuan Yew and the Physical Transformation of Singapore - Peter - 9789814610339 - Editions Didier Millet

A Chance of a Lifetime: Lee Kuan Yew and the Physical Transformation of Singapore - Peter - 9789814610339 - Editions Didier Millet

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Lee Kuan Yew once described the opportunity to remake Singapore as ‘a chance of a lifetime. This book explores Lees pivotal role in Singapores urban development during his years as prime minister from 1959 to 1990. A Chance of a Lifetime recognizes Lees achievements from the standpoint of Singapores 50th anniversary of independence and looks forward to challenges that the city-state might encounter over the next 50 years. The book is broken up into the four main components of Singapores urban development: planning, housing, greening and water management. Each of these factors has been key in helping create modern Singapore. There is also a chapter that discusses the transformational challenges for Singapore, and the world, over the next 50 years. Singapores small land size and lack of hinterland meant that it had to strategize to solve issues that other countries are only starting to face now, making Singapore a leader in areas such as vertical greenery and water reclamation. Featuring the Centre for Liveable Cities 2012 interview with Lee and rarely seen archival images of Singapores transformation from mudflat to metropolis, A Chance of a Lifetime opens with an introduction by former president S R Nathan and closes with an epilogue by Ambassador Tommy Koh.

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