Remembering Lee Kuan Yew 1923 - 2015
Chapter 1 - Founding father - Part 2 : Lee Kuan Yew on building a city
Policymakers from around the world are often intrigued by Singapore's transformation over the last half-century, much of this with the city-state's first prime minister, Mr Lee Kuan Yew, at the helm. The chairman of the Centre for Liveable Cities, Mr Liu Thai Ker, spoke with Mr Lee on Aug 31 2012. Looking back, Mr Lee called the opportunity to redevelop the entire city the "chance of a lifetime".
Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew (right in foreground) on a tour of Jurong Industrial Estate with a group including Yang di-Pertuan Negara Tun Yusof Ishak (second from left), Economic Development Board chairman Hon Sui Sen (left) and Public Services Commission chairman Phay Seng Whatt (fourth from left) in 1964. — ST PHOTO
Mr Lee's visit to Bedok New Town on June 15, 1980. He is accompanied by Mrs Lee and Mr Liu. — PHOTO: COURTESY OF LIU THAI KER
This interview appeared in the second issue of Urban Solutions, a biannual international magazine published in print and e-version by the Centre for Liveable Cities, Singapore.
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