Why Singapore is so developed?

@utsadetti (4593)
United States
December 24, 2006 9:39pm CST
Singapore is a tiger in Asia. It's so developed. Do you know why?
10 responses
@charlesming (1866)
• Singapore
29 Dec 06
cause.. the government worked very hard to fight for our independence and then development of the state?
@utsadetti (4593)
• United States
29 Dec 06
maybe yes buddy, what i'm concerned is it's small country but why so developed.
@squaretile (3835)
• Singapore
22 May 07
hi, this is a large question. theses and books have been written on it. a seminal work I would refer you to is Lee Kuan Yew's book from Third World to First. It traces the development of Singapore from a colonial entrepot port to a bustling city with GDP growth and much social engineering. Another good book to refer to is Singapore - the Air conditioned nation by Cherian George. It gives a more critical and balanced view of the nation state's growth path and current state. Ultimately for a short answer, I would say 'the right leaders at the right time'.
@camar_lyn (1028)
• Singapore
19 May 07
Singapore is so developed because development and change is part of our culture. Since i was born and that is ages ago *LOL* but especially since independence, the government of the 'tiny red dot' has been working hard to prove itself worthy. Especially because Singapore is small, the government has been able to manage it better compared to it's neghbors. I'm especially proud to have a government that is able to change policies within a short period of time with all the hardware and software in place before the change. For example, the latest Goods & Services Tax Rebate by the government was given to EVERY CITIZEN, in 1 day!! Imagine the work behind sending out letters to millions so that EVERYONE receives it within the same day. It's efficiency is simply AMAZING! - Lyn
@dianagnes (1088)
• Singapore
18 May 07
Singapore is so developed because it is a small country,Its able to control.
@charlesming (1866)
• Singapore
21 Jan 07
we are disciplined? In what sense?
@chiyosan (29389)
• Philippines
21 Jan 07
because the government of Singapore was serious about what they want their country to be. they made their city clean, buildings well maintained, investors are not afraid, thus making them a developed country. Most of all, the citizens are disciplined.
@tokster (165)
• Philippines
20 Jan 07
people are diciplined
@charlesming (1866)
• Singapore
20 Jan 07
but of course the fine city is not without its problems. just like any other country. :)
@banditwsj (654)
• Indonesia
10 Jan 07
i think their government worked very hard for independence and then development of the state. and It's rapid economic growth is mainly economic developement and good geographical position where traders favour and easy to trade and develope
@kwabear (41)
• Singapore
10 Jan 07
We are a lion city! It's rapid economic growth is mainly due to its open trade regime, economic developement and geographical position where traders favour to trade at. Being small also means its easlier to develop, isn't it?