Old Singapore, New Singapore



I came across an old photo of Singapore in the net and just realized how Singapore had changed - Greatly that is and it was Lee Kuan Yew, the founding prime minister of Singapore who had transformed Singapore from a sleepy hollow of a fishing village into the modern city it is today! There had been positive and negative reports on the man but this little bit of old news about him perhaps could be count as either positive or negative, depending on where you stand: In 1974, his government had advised the Bible Society of Singapore to stop publishing religious materials in Malay. He was against Christian proselytizing directed at Malays, describing this as insensitive evangelization. Believing in maintaining religious tolerance and racial harmony, his government was ready to use the law to counter any threat that might incite ethnic and religious violence. While often accused of as an elitist and an autocrat, he was adamant that the ends justify the means. Well, I don't know what to think but here is a video clip on Mr. Lee Kuan Yew...


Comments

Liudmila said…
It's so interesting to see old photos or pictures and confront them with actual look! I thought, it's interesting only if you know the place. We were in a sort of little restaurant and there were pictures of the place from about 2 centures ago. We know the place and it was like a joke to understand where the artist painted from. But to see the pictures you've posted here is very interesting too. Even if I don't know the place...
footiam said…
Old photos are very funny to look at especially if it is a photo of someone we know. And they are precious too!

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