The Modern Spirit of Asia

 
“A nation is great not by its size alone. It is the will, the cohesion, the stamina, the discipline of its people and the quality of their leaders which ensure it an honourable place in history”
— Lee Kuan Yew

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

This little red dot sitting between its much larger neighboors 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.