From Third World to First: Singapore and the Asian Economic Boom

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This book offers an insightful journey into Singapore’s transformation from a developing country to a global economic powerhouse. Authored by its founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, it provides a unique perspective on the nation’s challenges and triumphs during its formative years.

Lee Kuan Yew

“From Third World to First: Singapore and the Asian Economic Boom” is not just a narrative about Singapore’s journey; it’s a blueprint for nations aspiring to leapfrog from poverty to prosperity. Authored by Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s founding father, this book provides an unvarnished look into the tough decisions and visionary leadership that propelled Singapore from a struggling third world country to a first-world economy within a single generation.

In the words of Kofi A. Annan, former secretary-general of the United Nations: “This account of its first years of independence written by Lee Kuan Yew, will therefore be of great interest to people of other developing countries and to all those who are interested in their fate.”