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The Rise of Singapore as a City State

AQA, Edexcel, IB

Last updated 22 Mar 2021

Here are some links to resources to the economic development of Singapore - a city state that has become one of the highest income countries in the world.

How does a country grow rich? (Linda Yueh, BBC March 2015)

How Singapore gained it's independence (The Economist)

Singapore's fifty years of independence (Wall Street Journal)

Articles on Singapore (Guardian)

How Lee Kuan Yew engineered Singapore's economic miracle (BBC news, March 2015)

Economic profile of Singapore
FT analyses the future for Singapore

How Lee Kuan Yew transformed Singapore

The Economist

Following the death of Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew, BBC News considers his legacy with a look at some key facts and figures.

BBC news

Economist video on why Singapore became an economic success

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