Singapore is only 724 km2. Less than two-thirds the size of any comparable city, such as Hong Kong or Shanghai. Our income per person is still higher than theirs.
Unlike Malaysia, we have no oil or abundant land. We are smaller than Johor. Our population is less than a fifth of Malaysia’s. But our economy is the same size as theirs. Our income per person is nearly six times theirs.
Among the best education systems in the world
Over 90% of costs subsidised in public schools
Our students top international tests
Second-highest home-ownership rate in the world
80% of first-time flat-buyers pay no cash
Safety and security
Good jobs and incomes
Average incomes have increased by 2.4% per year for past 5 years
Longest lifespan in the world
Government subsidises up to 80% of public healthcare costs,....
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PAP Governments have brought Singapore through major crises. Leaving Malaysia, the withdrawal of the British troops, the Asian Financial Crisis, 9/11, SARS, the Global Financial Crisis and more.
Each time, Singapore has not just survived, but emerged stronger than before.
More agile, more productive and more united.
We now face another unprecedented crisis.
So far, effective leadership and a united society have allowed us to manage.
But COVID-19 is still around. We will have to take many difficult decisions.....
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