Lim	Kim	San:	A	Builder	of	Singapore

Lim Kim San: A Builder of Singapore

by Asad-ul Iqbal Latif

Lim Kim San's name is linked inextricably to Singapore's public housing. This is entirely appropriate because he played a crucial role in the success of the Housing Board, which transformed both the countrys physical landscape and gave Singaporeans a tangible stake in the future of their young nation. However, important though Lim's role was at the Board and as Minister for National Development, it was not his sole contribution to Singapore. He made a decisive difference in several other key areas, including Finance, and Interior and Defence. This biography draws on Lim's Oral History Interview, which was made accessible to the author, the Hansard, Lims speeches, and newspaper clippings, in addition to fresh interviews conducted with other Singapore leaders who had worked with Lim. The result is a composite picture of a great Singapore leader.

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Preliminary pages
1. The Man with the Blanket
2. Early Life
3. The Japanese Years
4. Choosing Sides
5. Judging People: The Public Service Commission
6. Housing a Nation: The Housing and Development Board
7. Housing a Nation: Resettling a People
8. Housing a Nation: Owning Homes, Reclaiming Land
9. Politics, Elections, and Malaysia
10. Minister for Finance
11. Minister for the Interior and Defence
12. Other Ministries and Roles
13. A Life Well Lived
About the Author
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  • Number of Pages : 244
  • Publisher : Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
  • Weight : 450g
  • Product Code : 9789812309273
  • Dimension : 148 x 210 mm

About Author

Asad-ul Iqbal Latif

Asad-ul Iqbal Latif is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) in Singapore.