Story of Singapore: From 3rd to 1st World Country

Story of Singapore: From 3rd to 1st World Country

Singapore's journey from a third-world country to a first-world nation is one of the world's most inspiring success stories. The country, with a population of around 5.7 million, has gone from being a largely underdeveloped city-state to a bustling metropolis, with stable economic growth and living standards. Here's a closer look at how Singapore progressed to its current status.

Establishing Political Stability

The first step towards Singapore's growth was to establish political stability and eradicate corruption. The government focused on creating a strict legal system, a formidable civil service, and an impartial police force. In addition, strict laws and regulations were introduced to combat corruption.

Investing in Education

Another aspect of Singapore's progress was a strong focus on education. The government invested heavily in the education system, providing universal education to all citizens, ensuring that everyone has equal access to education, regardless of their background. Singapore's universities are internationally recognized, and the education system is designed to meet the needs of a modern economy.


Singapore's infrastructure was another key factor in its progress. The government invested heavily in transportation, housing, and public services. Singapore's transportation system is one of the most advanced in the world, with roads, highways, and public transportation that connect the entire city-state. Housing is plentiful, affordable, and of a high standard, and public services are extensive, with excellent healthcare, education, and other public amenities.


Tourism has played a significant role in Singapore's progress. The island-country has been transformed into a major tourist destination, offering a unique blend of urban and natural attractions, including the famous Marina Bay Sands hotel, the Gardens by the Bay, Universal Studios, and much more. Tourists are drawn to Singapore's clean and safe streets, cultural diversity, and world-class facilities.

Business and Economic Growth

Finally, Singapore's progress can be attributed to its focus on promoting business and economic growth. The government has adopted a market-oriented approach to economic development, which has enabled the country to attract significant foreign investment. Singapore's economy is export-driven, with a focus on financial services, manufacturing, and technology, making it one of the most competitive economies globally.

Singapore's journey from a third to a first-world country is a remarkable success story. Its political stability, world-class education, infrastructure, tourism, and business-friendly environment have spurred economic growth, creating a high standard of living and a prosperous society. Singapore's progress is a testament to the potential of well-planned and executed policies and the hard work, resilience, and perseverance of its people.

Akhyari Hananto

I began my career in the banking industry in 1997, and stayed approx 6 years in it. This industry boost his knowledge about the economic condition in Indonesia, both macro and micro, and how to More understand it. My banking career continued in Yogyakarta when I joined in a program funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB),as the coordinator for a program aimed to help improve the quality of learning and teaching process in private universities in Yogyakarta. When the earthquake stroke Yogyakarta, I chose to join an international NGO working in the area of ?disaster response and management, which allows me to help rebuild the city, as well as other disaster-stricken area in Indonesia. I went on to become the coordinator for emergency response in the Asia Pacific region. Then I was assigned for 1 year in Cambodia, as a country coordinator mostly to deliver developmental programs (water and sanitation, education, livelihood). In 2009, he continued his career as a protocol and HR officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya, and two years later I joined the Political and Economic Section until now, where i have to deal with extensive range of people and government officials, as well as private and government institution troughout eastern Indonesia. I am the founder and Editor-in-Chief in Good News From Indonesia (GNFI), a growing and influential social media movement, and was selected as one of The Most Influential Netizen 2011 by The Marketeers magazine. I also wrote a book on "Fundamentals of Disaster Management in 2007"?, "Good News From Indonesia : Beragam Prestasi Anak Bangsa di dunia"? which was luanched in August 2013, and "Indonesia Bersyukur"? which is launched in Sept 2013. In 2014, 3 books were released in which i was one of the writer; "Indonesia Pelangi Dunia"?, "Indonesia The Untold Stories"? and "Growing! Meretas Jalan Kejayaan" I give lectures to students in lectures nationwide, sharing on full range of issues, from economy, to diplomacy Less
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