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The island metropolis of Singapore

The island metropolis of Singapore

Except for the stifling humidity, steamy heat and admixture of tropical rain-forest, Singapore will remind you more of Chicago or New York than most Asian cities.  Its skyline is as packed with modern skyscrapers as its roads are with cars and scooters.  And this small island nation (actually comprised of 63 islands but with one main one) is crowed, having the second highest population density in the world.  It’s located less than a hundred miles north of the equator.

Singapore provides a textbook lesson in how a poor fishing nation can emerge as one of the most prosperous countries in the world, a leader in international trade and finance with an educated and efficient workforce.  It’s a testament to how free market enterprise can work efficiently and generate wealth for its citizens (Singapore has …

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