Singapore’s Marina Bay, which incorporates the Marina Bay Sands resort.

At one time in the not-too-distant past, Singapore was afflicted with economic chaos and rampant corruption. It suffered from a decaying infrastructure, labor and social unrest, and high gang crime and unemployment. But, over the past 50 years, it has enjoyed tremendous economic growth and spectacular financial success.

This tiny country at the tip of the Malaysian peninsula, consisting of numerous small islands and 274 square miles, has fascinated me for many years. The accolades for Singapore’s achievements from different economic forums continue to pour in.