Book on Albert Winsemius reveals the man behind Singapore's economic magic

Dutch economist Albert Winsemius featured in the book Albert Winsemius And Singapore: Here It Is Going To Happen. PHOTOS: WORLD SCIENTIFIC
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SINGAPORE - In 1960, Dutch economist Albert Winsemius led the United Nations Development Programme's first mission to Singapore to advise its government on industrialisation. On his second visit one year later, he studied maps of Singapore, then took his team to a hilltop overlooking the swampy Jurong River.

After a long silence, he declared confidently: "Here, it is going to happen."

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