Pioneers Once More: The Singapore Public Service 1959-2009


by Chua Mui Hoong

Pioneers Once More: The Singapore Public Service 1959-2009

Price:  US$30.80   (SGD40.00*)
Format:  Paper Back, 256 pages
Published:  2010, Singapore, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789814266581
SB#:  049351 (111)

About This Book

The Public Service has of course had a pivotal role in Singapore's history and development since 1959. This study, rich with photographs and inset summaries, overviews many of the changes and developments in Singapore's public policy. The focus is on the viewpoints and experiences of the individuals who at high and low levels implemented those policies. The range of experiences is immense. Ruminative short essays, remembered incidents, discussion of failed and abandoned policies and of the process of policy formation are all presented in a very readable format. The aims and goals of dog handler, grass cutter, Army medical officer and Permanent Secretary are all seen as part of the major canvas which underlies 50 years of change.


* Actual charges are made in Singapore Dollars (SGD).   SGD1.00 = US$0.77