The political party that has ruled Singapore since independence in 1965 is seeking to overhaul its image with voters after the narrowest election victory on record signaled a shortfall in support among younger voters.
President Vladimir Putin is trying to transform Crimea into the Singapore of the Black Sea. That effort so far has cost Russia’s newest republic its entire banking system and all three of its McDonald’s.
Economic miracles sometimes need course corrections, even in Singapore, which last year was home to more U.S. dollar-millionaire households per capita than any other country, according to Boston Consulting Group Inc.
Darren Chin gave up a 15-minute train journey to his office in Singapore for a two-hour drive with a stop at passport control. The reason: By commuting from Malaysia, he can afford his own two-story home and car.
Kwa Geok Choo, the wife of Singapore Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew, died today at 5:40 p.m., aged 89, according to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office. A private funeral will take place on Oct. 6.