Go to the Globe and Mail homepage

Jump to main navigationJump to main content


From jungle to juggernaut: How Singapore pulled off its economic miracle Add to ...

Subscribers Only

Lee Kuan Yew, who died on Sunday, transformed Singapore from a poor, malaria-ridden patch of Malaysian jungle into a gaudy air-conditioned showpiece of capitalism with a standard of living higher than Canada’s.

So why can’t other countries – such as Greece, for instance – just copy Mr. Lee’s model and perform similar magic?

Report Typo/Error

Follow on Twitter: @IanMcGugan

Next story




Most popular videos »

More from The Globe and Mail

Most popular