I'm about halfway finished with Perry's Singapore: Unlikely Power (2018). Despite a too-flowery start, the book settled down and became much more tolerable to read. Below are a few passages that caught my eye. Perhaps they'll interest you, too.
|History is more interesting than you can imagine.|
|Interestingly, LKY left out housing, another essential item. |
For most Singaporeans, the gov is heavily involved in providing access to housing.
|LKY was a POW when the Japanese defeated the British |
and until the British re-gained Singapore circa 1945.
|Today, Singapore is known for its strict laws--including the death penalty--for drug possession. Given its history, Singapore's draconian drug policies make perfect sense as a way to eliminate the former power structure's source of income.|
|Despite more countries building land-based infrastructure, |
the sea continues to be important in the modern economy.