question is not:
you going to vote?'
party are you voting for?'
would politics be without its most eloquent, fiery
and fervent advocates?
"... you saw how people had to live,
they had to get rice, food, they had to feed
their children. Therefore, they had to
submit. So it was my first lesson on power
and government and system and how human
-- Mr Lee tells how the Japanese
Occupation shaped his views on power and
became Singapore's first prime minister after the country gained
internal self-government in 1959.
Click to find out Lee Kuan Yew's secret of
LIM CHIN SIONG:
Mr Lim was another prominent personality of the
political scene in the 1950s and early '60s. But his
political career ended abruptly. What happened?
deputy Prime Minister Toh Chin Chye said
during Mr Lim's funeral in 1996: "Lim
Chin Siong and the Communist Party played a
very important part in Singapore's political
history and if they had won, Singapore would
be very different today."
what admirers and critics have to say about the man The
Straits Times called the "firebrand behind the
ONG ENG GUAN:
The controversial first mayor of Singapore was
well-known for his fiery, anti-colonial speeches.
from a news report: "The only thing that went as
planned was the election of the PAP nominee, Mr Ong
Eng Guan, as the colony's first Mayor.
election had been impossible on the previous day
because of his arrest after an altercation with
police outside the City Hall." Find out what he did.
Mr Marshall's term in office was
described as "15 months of smiles and
scowls in the career of Singapore's first
What does it mean?
Little Susie is
looking for a travelling partner. The journey is
fraught with danger and unexpected obstacles.
Are you brave enough
to go with Susie on her journey of discovery?
Who do you think are
the most influential personalities of the period? Let
us know, and tell us why you chose them. Best entries
will be posted on our site.
Having at least 5Cs -- cash, career, condo, car
and credit card -- that's the major concern of many
So what bugged the
people of a few decades ago? Click here for some grouses, views
kita raykat Singapura...
He was a loving father but a disciplinarian, said the
daughter of Zubir Said, the
man who wrote
our national anthem.
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