Tale of two port cities over two centuries, The Telegraph, 27 February 2019

The Telegraph and The Times of India, key newspapers in India, noted that Yale-NUS President and Professor of Humanities (History) Tan Tai Yong gave a talk titled “A tale of two cities: Singapore and Calcutta” at the Victoria Memorial in Calcutta on 26 Feb. President Tan spoke about how Singapore’s development changed dramatically when it was separated from Malaysia, and how Singapore’s leaders had the lofty ambition of making the world Singapore’s hinterland by turning the island nation into a global trading hub.


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