Histories: From Third World to First – The Struggles & Success of Singapore

Histories: From Third World to First – The Struggles & Success of Singapore

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Join Senior Lecturer Eugene Lim as he sheds light on the history of Singapore and how we can contribute to our country’s continued success.

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Why had we come to this sorry pass? What did the future hold for Singapore? – Lee Kuan Yew, Founding Prime Minister of Singapore

Those born into the peaceful and successful Singapore of today may find it challenging to understand and appreciate the struggles, circumstances and difficulties of the nation’s sudden independence in 1965. Join Senior Lecturer Eugene Lim as he sheds light on the history of Singapore and how we can contribute to our country’s continued success.

About the Speaker

Eugene Lim is a senior lecturer with the Centre for Foundation and General Studies at Nanyang Polytechnic. He is involved in both pre-employment and continuing education and also trains learners at the polytechnic. He graduated from the National University of Singapore with Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Sciences degrees.  He also has a Master's in Human Resource Development and Education from George Washington University, where he received the Len Nadler award.

About Histories

This series highlights research on historical and related matters in Singapore and the region, creating an appreciation of the role of humanities and social science research in contemporary society.

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