The Rise of Singapore (In 2 Volumes)
- About the Author & Editor
In the 50th anniversary year of Singapore's independence, it is timely to trace our developmental journey in order that young Singaporeans students, visiting tourists and foreigners working in Singapore may be informed about why and how Singapore succeeded, despite tremendous odds. The two volumes relate the developmental stories and secrets of Singapore, so that other developing countries can be inspired to achieve their own successes. It is a story worth telling, so that the great achievements by our Pioneer Generation will be recorded, and which may serve as an inspiration to the younger generations to guide them for the next 50 years.
Born in Singapore, Mark T. S. Hong was educated in Raffles Institution (secondary education), and obtained a BA (Hons) in Economics at Cambridge University (UK) in 1969, and later a Masters in Science (Foreign Service) at Georgetown University in 1982 on a Fulbright Scholarship. He was awarded four scholarships: the President and Humanities scholarships (the top awards for best students), University of Singapore best entrant scholarship, in 1966, and the Fulbright scholarship in 1980.
Amy Lugg came to Singapore at the age of three and spent her formative years in Singapore before returning to the UK at the age of 16 to pursue higher education and begin her professional career. Amy returned to Singapore in 2005 and her most recent role was as Public Information & Communications Officer and Website Editor with the ASEAN Studies Centre at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) Singapore
Cover Type: Hardcover Box Set
Page Count: 376
Year Published: 2015