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It has been 50 years since the island city-state was forced to become independent from Malaysia. Singapore was once a tiny, impoverished nation without resources. Today, it's a high-tech powerhouse...and the envy of its neighbours.
Singapore: The success story

It has been 50 years since the island city-state was forced to become independent from Malaysia. Singapore was once a tiny, impoverished nation without resources. Today, it's a high-tech powerhouse...and the envy of its neighbours.

One of Singapore's outstanding pioneer Malay and Singapore's first president, the late Mr Yusof Ishak and wife (Photo credit: CNA)
What is the ‘Singaporean Language’?

Ten years ago on a flight to Europe, I was struck dumbfounded by a stranger for the first time in my life. I was seated next to a friendly Caucasian lady. We chatted happily about our holiday destinations before she asked me, "You're from Singapore, so what language do you speak?".

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