Not Born in Singapore: Fifty Personalities who Shaped the Nation by Ying Hui
Did you know that we owe the iconic Singapore Girl to a British-born adman? Or that the founder of the popular Mustafa Centre hails from India? This year as we celebrate our local heroes, it’s also time to put the spotlight on other unsung contributors who have shaped our nation. They may have come from other shores, but these 50 foreigners have left their mark in building Singapore into the nation we know it to be today.
The 50 remarkable individuals are:
Ian Batey, K. P. Bhaskar, Santha Bhaskar, Della Butcher, Choo Hoey, John Herbert, Kuo Pao Kun, Goh Lay Kuan, J. M. Sali, Tan Swie Hian
Mustaq Ahmad, Sir Laurence Hartnett, Dr Tsutomu Kanai, Pasquale Pistorio, Captain Muhammad Jalaluddin Sayeed, Tang I-Fang Ratan Tata, Kartar Singh Thakral, Tan Sri Frank Tsao Wen- King, Alain Vandenborre, Cyril Neville Watson, Albert Winsemius
Dr Robert A. Brown, Brother Joseph McNally, Milenko Prvacki, Mary Turnbull, Professor Wang Gungwu, Professor Wu Teh Yao, Dr John Miksic, Ann Wee
Professor T. H. Elliott, Christine Laimer, Lien Ying Chow, BG Yaakov ‘Jack’ Elazari, G. G. Thomson, Krystyn Olszewski, Bruno Wildermuth
SCIENCE AND MEDICINE
Sir Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, Dr Sydney Brenner, Professor Edward W. Holmes, Dr Edison Liu, Sir George Radda, Dr Shan Ratnam, Sir David Lane, Professor Jackie Y. Ying
Aleksandar Duric, Feng Tianwei, Jing Junhong, Ronald Susilo, Tao Li
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