The Modern Spirit of Asia
Singapore is a extraordinary nation which has revolutionised the modern idea of a city state. A former colony, set by one man in less than 18 months nearly 200 years ago, today Singapore is a melting pot of cultures. A near perfect fusion of different eastern and western cultures, together forging ahead the ideal of a model city state in the 21st century.
This little red dot sitting between its much larger neighbors is filled with hardworking, industrious, and rugged individuals. It is these individuals that have championed the cause of free trade and commerce on this island with no natural resources. It is no small wonder that this young nation has one of the highest GDP per capita.
The leader of a nation is a reflection of the people. Singapore is a reflection of its leaders and the people who chose them. It has standing beyond its stature and has inspired and taught nations far bigger and stronger. Singapore is the embodiment of the modern spirit of Asia.
“If there is to be peace in the world,
There must be peace in the nations.
If there is to be peace in the nations,
There must be peace in the cities.
If there is to be peace in the cities,
There must be peace between neighbors.
If there is to be peace between neighbors,
There must be peace in the home.
If there is to be peace in the home,
There must be peace in the heart.”