OPINION: 10 Political Myths/Urban Legends About Singapore

Singapore was a mere fishing village until LKY stepped in
Another myth perpetuated by certain pro-PAP segments. Singapore was not a fishing village when he first came to power in 1959. It was already a city with close to 400,000 people. It was an international port, with modern infrastructure like roads, public transport, schools, a police force, the Civil Service amongst other things. LKY took it a step further building on those things, but we were no where close to being a 'mere fishing village' in 1965 (or 1959 for that matter). Full story
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