In the past, Singapore was chaotic. The police force was not trustworthy and corrupted. There were illegal hawkers and houses. In addition, living conditions were unhygienic and unhealthy. Diseases were common. At that time, everyone was poor but somehow we survived. PAP's role in the eradication of the corrupt practices eased the poverty situation.
Currently, I am a volunteer in an organisation in ASEAN where I train people in English. I feel proud of what Singapore has achieved today.
Re-produced with permission from the Singapore Memories Project.